Saturday, 12 March 2011

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Montessori Activity: Funneling Water/Kanalisere Vand/倒漏斗[dào lòu dǒu]




Age: From 2 years old

Activity Duration: 5-15 minutes

Preparation Time: 3 minutes

Objective(s): To train the child’s fine motor skills

Materials:

1. 1 small jug
2. 1 funnel
3. 1 bottle
4. Water (half filled in one of the jug)
5. 1 small towel (to wipe dry the tray)
6. 1 tray or stand (optional)

Directions:

1. Demonstrate to your toddler by pouring the water from the jug through the funnel into the bottle slowly and repeat.

2. Encourage and let your child try it.

3. Then demonstrate to your child by wiping the tray dry using the towel.

4. Encourage your child to try wiping.

Benefit(s): A very good way to train your child’s fine motor skills.

Total Cost: 30 DKK for funnels from Søstrene Grene (7 SGD)

Additional Information:

J (24M6D) enjoying pouring water through a funnel this morning during potty time. He spilled out some water, while practising to aim for the aim with the mouth of the bottle. For neat freak like us, it is good to do this activity in the bathroom :-)

References:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41750116@N03/4150354899/



18.9.2011 (2Y6M14D)

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