Monday, December 13, 2010

tonging

Thought I'd share a simple way to entertain and educate when you're at home with a little one.


Tonging is often a part of the Montessori pre-school curriculum. Children must learn to hold the tongs steady and to maneuveur them to pick up small objects and drop them, which helps to develop fine motor skills. North absolutely adores this simple but satisfying work. He tongs all of the pom poms into the wooden container and then tongs them back, colour-coded into the sectioned wooden plate. When he is a bit older we will also incorporate counting in this activity.

xo

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love this activity!!

Tania said...

What a relief. For a nanosecond I thought there was tongue involvement. And you're right. I have ankle biters who have been utterly engrossed in this sort of activity (their tongues stuck out in a concentrating way!)...

Catherine said...

This sounds like a great way to get children to concentrate on developing their fine motor skill as well as grouping colours. I really like this. xo

Kristina said...

I love the Montessori method, and plan to use a lot of the activities with my little one at home. How long does this activity keep him interested?

Green Mama said...

We graduated from pom poms to pegs! Great activity- also good for sorting etc

Kristi said...

don't forget developing and expanding concentration...a big one for boys.

Ooty said...

oh i like it =)

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