I decided to continue the "Montessori Practical Life Exercises" series which I've started last year.
As a reminder, previous exercises included the following:
- Polishing silver
- Using a dropper
- Opening and closing bottles and other containers
- Transferring water with a sponge
- Sorting colored beads
- Spooning pasta
Today let me present to you an exercise called
Transferring beads with tweezers.
- small beads in a small container
- rubber soap pad
This exercise helps to strengthen the muscles in the child's hand (needed in developing a proper pencil grasp) as squeezing the tweezers requires some strength. Transferring the beads requires also precise movement and helps in hand-eye coordination.