Wednesday, 30 March 2011

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Montessori Activity: Squeezing Sponge/Klemme Svamp/挤海绵 [jǐ hǎi mián]



Age: From 2 year old

Activity Duration: 5 minutes

Preparation Time: 5 - 15 minutes

Objective(s):

1. To train fine motor skill development.

Materials:

1. 1 basin half-filled with water
2. 1 container containing 4-5 sponges.
3. 1 tray

Directions:

1. Pour the sponges into the basin of water and show your child how to squeeze them one by one, saying, "this is how you squeeze a sponge".

2. Encourage your child to try.

Video Demonstration:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2g9IXEGoWA&NR=1

Additional Information:

J (2Y27D) tried this on 1.4.2011 and he liked it quite a lot. He didn't do it "correctly" all the time. Sometimes, he will shake the sponge to get the water out instead. I guess he was just experimenting with the sponges.

References:

http://www.brighthub.com/education/early-childhood/articles/53890.aspx

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