Saturday, August 24, 2013

Montessori - Practical Life IV - Opening and closing

The following exercise has a long name :-) :
opening and closing bottles and other containers.

The are many different ways one can open small bottles and other small containers. Children from the early age can try to open and close these. They are very happy to find something small, like colored beads, inside the containers. They not only can open and close them but also shake and listen to the different sounds the beads make in different containers.

Materials:
  • few small bottles and other containers (metal, plastic, whatever you can find at home)
  • a basket to put all the containers in
Bottles and containers in a basket as prepared on the shelf.

The containers we are using come in all shapes and sizes and all close differently.

Ania couldn't wait to do this work, so instead of taking
it to the table she just sat on the floor.

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