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Dribbling glue helps children to:

  • Explore glue freely
  • Co-ordinate their movements
  • Feel happy about making a mess and then clearing it up

Spread newspaper over a table to protect it. Give your child a piece of coloured paper or card, a pot of glue and a spreader. Invite them to dip the spreader in, hold it over the paper and dribble streams of glue over the surface. Encourage them to move their hand so curvy lines are formed. Then give your child a yoghurt pot containing a little uncooked rice or lentils and first show her, then invite her to sprinkle them all over the paper. Tip the paper up, so the loose rice drops off and a beautiful picture is revealed.