Use Blue Bee Custom Stickers to Teach Fine Motor Skills – and So Much More

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“The important thing is that we stick together!” Wise words indeed, from that heroic Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear. And whether your little one loves Toy Story, or princesses, or soccer, or hippos, your wisest toddler development move could be sticking with some custom stickers featuring that childhood passion to help teach fine motor skills, ABCs, focus, logic, and countless other developmental competencies.

From the delightful juxtaposition of sticky and smooth sensations on the same object, to the endless possibilities for appealing images, stickers are ideal for engaging children. They’ll be having so much fun admiring the pictures and figuring out how to peel the stickers off the paper, they won’t even notice that they’re learning skills that will be fundamental in pretty much everything else they ever do.

Handling stickers lets children practice and strengthen their ability to press their pointer finger and thumb together in a pincer grasp that’s the basis of everything from stacking blocks and stringing beads, to using a crayon or pencil, to zippering a jacket and cutting with scissors, to getting dressed and brushing teeth, to manipulating that plastic spork. These movements all require dexterity in the small muscles in the hands and wrists – fine motor skills that can be honed with the simple custom sticker.

So don’t be a stick-in-the-mud – gather up your favorite little ones and some custom stickers, and let the good times roll with the rollicking fun in these five fabulous activities. 

They’re So Appealing: Small stickers,dot stickers, shaped stickers – variety is the spice of life, and a variety of custom sticker shapes will challenge children to improve their fine motor skills. Simply peeling the pictures off the backing is enough to entertain the youngest toddlers, but it requires complex motions that are good practice for tiny fingers. The first few times, you may want to fold the paper backing at the edge of the sticker to make it easier to remove.

It’s Poetry in Motion: Grab a stack of blank paper, and encourage children to place their choice of custom stickers wherever they want on the paper. Show them how to make sure the sticky side is down, and how to smooth the edges down so the stickers will stay in place. And don’t worry if the result ends up looking like a tall stack of pancakes – beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and your toddler has just created something beautiful for sure. As the children become more advanced, you can draw a line or even the child’s name on the paper, and help them use stickers to “trace” what you’ve written. This is also great preparation for teaching the alphabet, colors, writing, and other more advanced concepts.

Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes: Put stickers on the child’s feet, elbows, nose, and other body parts, naming each one as you go, then help them name each part as well. Get faster, get sillier, and get a head start on Anatomy 101 with some basic custom stickers.

Think Outside the Table: You’ll want to be sure your toddler only puts stickers where you want them – but that doesn’t just have to be on the paper on the dining room table. Put some on masking tape to see if they’ll stay. Let your little explorer practice different wrist positions by placing the stickers vertically on a piece of paper taped to a wall.

Two (or More) Can Play These Games: Remember “Concentration”? With older children, you can make your own version at home with two sets of identical round stickers that you put in caps from the same plastic bottles or milk caps. Put the caps down so the stickers are hidden, and voila – it’s a match game featuring your child’s very own custom stickers. Create an “I Spy!” game by letting your child scatter stickers throughout a notebook, then playing detective as you page through the book together. Or you can improve the age-old standby tic-tac-toe by drawing the simple grids on paper, and using custom stickers instead of those boring Xs and Os.

When you’re ready to get sticky with it, check out Blue Bee’s many options for custom stickers. Just one suggestion – because you never really know what your imaginative child is going to come up with next, make sure your stickers are low-tac, available in white, clear, or clear with white ink – the removable adhesive does not leave behind any residue. Die-cut, oval, rectangle, round, rounded corner, square, on a sheet or on a roll, you’re bound to find just the right custom stickers to improve inspire your little one’s fine motor skills and inspire endless creativity.

How to Order Custom Stickers Online with Blue Bee Printing

Here at Blue Bee Printing, we’re aware that entrepreneurial endeavors are growing by leaps and bounds and more people are trying their hand at business today. Thus, successful advertising materials are at a premium. Business-minded individuals are constantly searching for newfangled and striking forms of advertisement; ways in which they can more effectively reach their potential customers.

Entrepreneurs and others in the business realm realize the exigency in establishing a direct line of communication with customers through the vehicle of advertising. It’s necessary to recognize that advertising cannot be passive, rather it needs to grab and hold the attention of the consumer. One fascinating form of advertisement is via the use of customized stickers. What an interesting way to capture and retain the interest of the customer?

Similar to a business card, online stickers can be customized so that they are tailored to your unique advertising needs. The practice of advertising is meant to achieve several goals, with the most notable being to provide a direct line of communication between companies and clients. Any other functions of advertising are built upon that notion. For example, you have a goal of increasing awareness about your product or service while also enticing potential customers to patronize your business. Furthermore, you are attempting to persuade customers to realize that they need what you have and at the same time igniting that desire specifically for your product. Your advertising methods should cause people to be drawn to your business and then to take the next actionable step in contacting you.

At any given time, a business will fall into one of three categories: a business that is just in its start up phase, a growing business, and a business that is solidly established. Naturally, advertising goals will present differently in each phase. In the start up phase, forming your business’s identity is vital if you want to survive and thrive. Grabbing your viewers’ attention is paramount.

Once you’ve reached the point where your business is consistently growing, your focal point will be juxtaposing your own business against the competition. Your job as your business grows is to assure consumers that you have the premium service or product. Finally, once you’ve graduated to the established business phase, the nucleus of your advertising rests upon keeping the customers you worked so hard to obtain. In this stage, you’ll be reminding your clients of your reliability and merit while you still work to attract new customers.

As all entrepreneurs know, successful advertising requires a firm understructure that focuses on meeting each and every one of the requirements mentioned above. Every unique business and the service or product that it provides will be distinct, but the beauty of customized stickers is that they can be designed to meet virtually every business’s visions. With extensive options for personal design, Blue Bee Printing makes it possible to formulate a completely unique sticker.

The first step in the design process: make sure to choose the right sticker shape. Blue Bee’s options range from a one of a kind die-cut sticker, oval, square, rectangle, or round-shaped stickers. If you’re in need of an abundance of the same sticker, check out Blue Bee’s sheets or rolls of stickers. Even more exciting, especially for those bumper-sticker gurus, is the option to create a sticker that customers can slap on their car bumpers. Investing in bumper stickers to draw eyes to your brand is monumental. Consider how many bumpers you check out during your travels to and fro. If your logo has the power to capture the attention of today’s busy Americans, you’re doing things right.

You’re probably thinking that custom stickers could serve a number of purposes apart from advertising. You’re absolutely right. Do you know any Pinterest enthusiasts? Customized stickers are the perfect Pinterest-worthy addition to any invitation, thank-you card, or even a simple note. Wedding invitations or save-the-date reminders are a fantastic spot to place a customized sticker. Here’s an idea: create a unique invitation, then design a sticker with the date of your event. This will grab the readers’ eyes, helping them to remember when your event is happening. Blue Bee makes it possible to print these personal messages, so if you enjoy sending notes to people, create stickers with special sayings. The recipient will appreciate your attention to personalization immensely.

There are oodles of ways that you can put our easy-to-print, customizable stickers to good use. All it takes is a bit of creativity and purpose from you and your business. Don’t hesitate to try an eccentric design that will ensnare your future customer or warm the heart of a loved one.