Jan 222013
 
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NAME OF MONTESSORI ACTIVITY

The Montessori Loop Beading Activity for Infants

AREA

Sensorial

AGE

1 – 3 Years

MATERIALS

Loop Shaped Breakfast Cereal (or pasta)

Cheerios

Work Mat.

 

Wooden Skewer Sticks with Blunt Ends

DIRECT AIM

Developing Fine Motor Skills

INDIRECT AIM

Fine motor co-ordination, control of movements, concentration.

PRESENTATION

  1. Assist the infant to fetch a work mat and place it on the floor.
  2. Assist the infant to fetch the activity tray from the Montessori Cabinet
  3. Sit on opposite side of the mat to the infant
  4. Remove a handful of cereal from the box and place it in a small bowl on the matt next to the infant.
  5. Hold up a skewer stick in the infant’s natural line of vision and pause momentarily when you have the child’s attention, then place a single loop onto the stick.
  6. Now hold the skewer in front of the infant and allow them to follow your example.
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CONTROL OF ERROR

The loop does not go onto the Skewer

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