Friday, 11 March 2011

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Montessori Activity: Pouring Water Into Small Jugs/Hælde Vand/倒水 [dào shuǐ]


Age: From 1.5 years old

Activity Duration: 5-10 minutes

Preparation Time: 3 minutes

Objective(s): To train the child’s hand-eye coordination skill

Materials:

1. 2 mini jugs (preferably identical)
2. Water (half filled in one of the jug)
3. 1 small towel (to wipe dry the tray)
4. 1 tray (optional)

Directions:

1. Demonstrate to your toddler by pouring the water from one jug into the other 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.

Video Demonstration:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enlFg35MKLU&feature=related

Total Cost: 40 DKK for 2 jugs (9.50 SGD)

Additional Information:

The difference between pouring at 1.5 years old and pouring at 2 years old is the size of the jug. Use smaller jugs for the younger kids. I bought the jugs from HW Hjørnet in Lyngby.

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