Saturday, 14 May 2011

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Montessori Activity: Scooping Stones & Beans with Gardening Spade


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 medium bowl
2. 1 pot
3. 1 gardening spade
4. 1 tray (optional)

Directions:

1. Demonstrate to your toddler by spooning the stones and beans from the bowl to the pot.
2. Encourage and let your child try it.
3. Demonstrate to your child by pouring the beans from the jug back to the pot.
4. Encourage and let your child try it.

Cost:

Kid's size gardening set 49 DKK (11.55 SGD) from Netto

Additional Information:

J (2Y2M9D) discovered the new gardening set that I bought and requested to play with it today. I started him off with Montessori activity, and later he can use it to play with the sand box. He enjoyed this Montessori activity this morning.

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