Monday, December 8, 2008

Montessori - Practical Life Skills - Using Tongs

As T gets older, her attention span gets shorter and she has less patience. I tried to train her patience and concentration with this beans sorting activity. At the same time, she also practises her hand muscle coordination as she learns to use the tongs to pick up the beans. She was excited to use the tongs and stayed focused for about 15 mins until daddy came out and turned on the TV. This activity trains the following :
1. concentration
2. fine motor of the fingers
3. practical life on how to use tongs
4. sensorial when differentiating the types of beans