Wind-Up toys are so fun! No young child could resist playing with a collection of wind up toys, probably for quite a long time, but little do they realize.....they are developing the hand strength, finger coordination, and fine motor skills they need for writing with a pencil. Use wind up to toys to help children develop their kindergarten writing skills by learning the correct pencil grip that will lead to greater control and beautiful writing later. You'll need a collection of wind up toys. These are readily available in many stores, usually for under $5.00 each. Get a new one each time you go, and over time you'll have a whole collection.
If you keep your collection put away in a shoebox or other container and only get it out now and then, it will remain an exciting, fun, and special activity. The kitchen table is hard and flat and makes a great area for playing with wind up toys. You can set up your young child at the table with a box of wind up toys while you make supper, and have a nice fun visit with them, while they are happily playing (and learning correct pencil grip, too). Try it!