суббота, 14 марта 2015 г.

Fine Motor Fun with Sunflowers - Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

Fine Motor Fun with Sunflowers - Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Fine Motor Fun with Sunflowers - Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

Fine Motor with Sunflowers

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What you will need:


Sunflower plants, the bigger the better


Tweezers


Cups to put the seeds


Fine Motor with Sunflowers

Setting up the activity:


Place the plants on a flat surface. Show the children how to hold the tweezers so that they can remove the seeds from the plant.


Fine Motor with Sunflowers

Fine Motor with Sunflowers

How this activity strengthens fine motor skills:


Before children can be asked to hold a pencil, they need to have strength and dexterity in their hands and fingers. It’s important to provide activities that strengthen the hands and fingers during the toddler and early preschool years. Using tweezers is an excellent fine motor activity that builds fine motor development.


Fine Motor with Sunflowers

We’ve used this set of tweezers for fine motor activities throughout the year, in all areas of the classroom. These types of activities also build hand-eye coordination.


Some of our children put down the tweezers and used the tips of their thumbs and fingers to pull the seeds from the plant.


Fine Motor with Sunflowers

Fine Motor with Sunflowers

Fine Motor with Sunflowers

Once the seeds are removed from the plant, they can be used in artwork, in the sensory table, and removed from the shell to be tasted.


Original article and pictures take http://teaching2and3yearolds.com/fine-motor-fun-with-sunflowers/ site


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