Sunday, 9 July 2017

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Montessori Activity: Peeling Banana



Age: From 1 year old.

Activity Duration: 5-10 minutes

Preparation Time: 1 minutes

Objective(s):
1. To teach life skills.
2. To train fine motor skills.
3. To give a feel of the concept of sorting

Materials:

1. 2 plates
2. 1 banana

Directions:

1. Place one or a few banana slices with skin intact on a plate.

2. Demonstrate to your child how to peel the banana and place the banana skin on the other plate.

3. Invite your child to try.

Additional Information:

I saw this activity on "how we montessori" blog. and is surprised that young toddlers could do it. But I decided to try it with Baby FECS. Baby FECS tried this for the first time today (9 July 2017 - 1Y1M23D). Like the baby on the blog I got the idea from, at first she tried to eat the banana with the skin on. But after I showed her how to remove the skin, she actually followed suit and could do so. She really enjoyed this activity, and as a result, she ate one whole banana without realizing it. Normally it would take longer for her to eat one whole banana, and only after much coaxing, but this wasn't needed today :-) Hopefully, the novelty would not be gone so soon.

References:

http://www.howwemontessori.com/how-we-montessori/2012/04/preparing-his-own-snack.html


9 July 2017 (Y1M23D)

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