Monday, July 13, 2009

Montessori Monday - Using tongs

For this activity you will need:

2 shallow dishes
pair of tongs
small tray
wooden beads to half fill one dish

Put the dishes on the tray with the tongs on the right. Half fill the dish to the left with beads.

Use the tongs to transfer the beads from left to right until the left dish is empty.

Switch the dishes so the beads are back on the left and let your child try.

As your child's skill develops try using smaller tongs and eventually tweezers with smaller objects to transfer.

Once your child has mastered this activity you can switch it up by sorting blocks by color or shape.

Happy Montessori!

1 comment:

Endless Possibilities said...

I love all of the Montessori posts! Thanks so much for teaching me new things to do with Jacob! Your "model" is so adorable too!