Saturday, 14 January 2012

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Montessori Activity: Practising Writing Numbers with Dry-Erase Book/练习夹击把握



Age: From 3 years old

Activity Duration: 5 - 15 minutes

Objectives:
1. To train fine motor skills esp. pencil grisp
2. To provide a fun way of learning how to write numbers

Materials:
1. Dry-Erase Number Book
2. Whyteboard marker

Directions:
1. Demonstrate to your child how to trace the number. Then count the objects together.
2. Invite your child to try

Additional Information:
I bought this book from Popular Bookshop (www.popular.com.sg) in Singapore. This book is just published in July 2011. The quality is very good and compared to the dry-erase board from Amazon, it is very cheap. It works very well. This book is in Chinese. I wanted to also get something similar in English, but I could not find it.

Joshua (2Y10M9D) practised pincer grasp and writing numbers today with this book. Initially, he got discouraged for not able to follow the line. Oh dear, Joshua is showing signs of being afraid to make mistakes. This is not the objective of this exercise!

I wondered how I can encourage him to continue. Then an idea came to my mind. I will demonstrate by making mistakes. Then I show him my mistakes. Then I said, "That is alright, mommy will try again." I repeated this several times to show that practice makes perfect. He took it up and began to get teh courage to try again and again.

Thank God for answering my prayers and helping me to solve problems as they arise and walking along this parenting path with me.

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