12+ | Coin Bank
Using a coin bank, or even just a cardboard box with cutout slots, show your little one how to place “coins” in the bank; next, give your little one a try. Enhance this activity by counting as your child places "coins" in the slot and praise them for their effort as they work to slide them in.
This exercise helps strengthen fine motor skills, which are important as your child begins to draw, and eventually begins to write letters. In addition, your baby will be actively stretching their visual-perceptual and problem-solving skills as they work to figure out how to orient each coin to fit it into the slot!