Tuesday, 2 August 2011

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Montessori Activity: Threading Bells



Inspired by An Amazing Child
Age: From 2 years old

Activity Duration: 10-15 minutes

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Objective(s):

1. To train the child’s fine motor skills.
2. To train the child's eye-hand coordination.

Materials:

1. 5-10 Bells
2. 1 pipe cleaner
3. 1 tray

Directions:

1. Show your child by tying a knot in the pipe cleaner

2. Show your child by picking up the pipe cleaner with one hand and begin threading it through the eyelet of each bell.

3. Go about halfway and encourage your child to complete it.

4. Remove the bells and repeat the activity if your child is interested.

Total Cost:

Pipe cleaners: 20 DKK (4.80 SGD) from the hobby set in Tiger

Additional Information:

J (2Y4M28D) tried this activity for the first time today. He was a little frustrated initially and was able to give up. I then left the room to fetch the camera. By the time I returned, he had managed to thread the bell. It was good without me around to interfere with his work :-) With initial success, he got more motivated.  He went on to complete threading all 10 bells. J enjoyed this activity rather well, and I intend to repeat it in 2 weeks' time.

References:
http://www.anamazingchild.com/kates%20blog/files/74b276ee28b49671d735ed3e3d682fab-23.php

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