Thursday, 29 September 2011

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Montessori Activity: Pegging Clothespins




Age: From 2.5 years old

Activity Duration: 10-15 minutes

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Objective(s): To develop the child's muscular coordination.

Materials:

1. 6-12 clothespins in a container
2. 1 basket
3. 1 tray

Directions:

1. Demonstrate to your child by taking the clothespins one-by-one from the container and peg it to the basket as shown in the picture.

2. Show your child how to open a clothespin.

3. Remove the clothespin and put it back to the container.

4. Encourage your child to try.

Total Cost: Any clothespin will do, but I bought my mini pegs from IKEA’s children section.

Additional Information:

J tried this when he was 2 years old, but he could not do it, nor was he interested. Today, he (2Y6M24D) picked this and he could complete it. He also counted the clothe peg, and could count to 10. He seemed to be able to count all 12 clothe pegs, but he wasn't sure how to say 11 and 12.

8.12.2011 Updates:

J (2Y9M3D) enjoyed this today, and could  now do it with ease by pressing to open and releasing to close, although he still have some difficulty removing them.



References:
http://montessorihelper.com/montessori-pegging-lesson-activity/

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