Wednesday, 30 March 2011

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Montessori Activity: Rolling Japanese Bamboo Placemat/Rulle Japansk Dækkeserviet/卷日本餐垫[juǎn rì běn cān diàn]




Age: From 2 year old

Activity Duration: 5 minutes

Preparation Time: 5 - 15 minutes

Objective(s): To train fine motor skill development.

Materials:

1. 1 Japanese bamboo table placemat
2. 1 tray

Directions:

1. Show your child how to roll the mat, saying, "I am going to show you how to roll a mat."

2. Unroll it and encourage your child to try.

Video Demonstration:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MmTbc5Gn1Q

Additional Information:

J (2Y26D) needed a little help to when starting to roll the mat at the beginning, due to the difficulty with the thickness, but once the roll gets bigger, he could take over and roll it all by himself. But this is not his favourite activity, unlike pouring or funneling water.

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