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Montessori Lesson

Montessori Pegging Presentation

AREA

Practical Life

Elementary Movements

AGE

3 – 3 1/2 years

MATERIALS

Pegs with loose springs, 1 basket container.

 

picture of the materials

DIRECT AIM

To peg and unpeg with the plastic pegs

INDIRECT AIM

Eye hand co-ordination, develop pincer grip, patience and concentration, dexterity, strengthen fingers and arm

PRESENTATION

1.    Invite the child to begin Work Cycle.

2.    The child places the tray on the mat in front of the adult.

3.    The adult pushes the tray to the top edge of the mat.

4.    Remove the basket with your dominant hand.  Remove the pegs using the pincer grip, one by one, from the side of the basket. Show the child what the opened peg mouth looks like.

5.    Position the pegs on the mat in front of the basket. Place them down from left to right in a horizontal line. Arrange in colour sequence if applicable.

6.    Tell the child you will now show her how to replace the pegs onto the side of the basket.

7.    Pick up the peg on the left hand side of the mat.

Apply pressure and watch the mouth of the peg open

8. Deliberately place the peg over the edge of the basket,                    release your grip on the peg and watch it attach to the side of the basket.

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