Tuesday, 31 July 2012

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Montessori Activity: Cutting Out Chinese Characters with Scissors



Age: 3 years old

Objectives:
1. To train the child's fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination
2. To teach Chinese characters in a fun way in the process of cutting

Activity Duration: 5 - 15 minutes

Materials:
1. 1 pair of kid's scissors
2. 1 print out with Chinese Characters
3. 1 containers to contain the cut-outs
4. 1 tray

Directions:
1. Demonstrate to your child how to cut along the lines.
2. Encourage your child to try.
3. When you find a right moment, read out loud the word that he cut out.

Video Demonstration:


Additional Information:
I was cutting out Chinese characters to make into a set of characters for matching game. I printed an extra set, so that Joshua could join in the cutting. Then I realised that hey, this activity is actually very good for teaching Chinese characters, besides practising his fine motor skills. As he worked to cut out the Chinese characters, I read out each of the characters that he cut out. Joshua (3Y4M26D) tried out this activity today.

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