Saturday, 27 August 2011

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Montessori Activity: Stringing Medium Beads/Snor Perler/穿珠子[chuān zhū zi]


Age: From 2 years 3 months old

Activity Duration: 10-15 minutes

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Objective(s): To train the child’s fine motor skills

Materials:

1. 1 handful of color wooden beads
2. 1 string
3. 1 tray

Directions:

1. Show your child by tying a knot in the string.
2. Show your child by picking up the string with right hand and moving the bead from left to right.
3. Encourage your child to try.
4. Remove the beads and repeat the activity if your child is interested.

Special Warning:

Supervise closely with the string. Remove and store away immediately after activity.

Cost:

A packet of colourful beads: 10 DKK (2.50 SGD) from Tiger
A roll of string: 14 DKK (3.30 SGD) from Søstrene Grene

Additional Information:

J (2Y5M22D) tried this today, and could hold his interest and complete all the beads. He spent more than 15 minutes on this activity today. His attention span has improved a lot, since he started Montessori activity almost 6 months ago.

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