Children need many opportunities to learn about shapes. Here is a collection of playful…
Get ready to learn song (Show and Tell 2)
It's a great action song that helps us warm up for our lesson. As the first thing the girls do when Virag arrives is archery I will establish a routine by starting the lessons with the song Get ready to learn. This way they will know without my telling them that the lesson begins.
Who's up for Hopscotch?
Playing hopscotch is also a lead-in activity. The girls name the numbers up to ten and backward while they're hopping. Apart from having fun, this game provides countless benefits for children. It helps children to master body control and to manage body rhythm. The movements involved build body strength, balance, eye-hand coordination and more. It also refers to the Show and Tell 2 book as in Lesson 1 some children also play hopscotch.
Who'd like to play hopscotch? How many pucks are there? What color are they? Which one would you like to play with? Who comes first? Who's turn is it now? count from 1 to 10. Now, count backward, from 10 to 1.
What can you say? (Show and Tell 2 Student's book page 4)
After examining the books (Look, there are tigers! And look, they're on a picnic! I was on a picnic with dad, too.) we describe page four with the girls.
What can you see? What's this? Who's this? Where are they? What is this girl doing? Can you name the colors? What color are the balloons? etc. We also do the listening activities that go with this page.
Open the Activity Book at page 4. Who is this? This is Sam, May, and Anna. Who will you draw here? What will you write here?
Montessori Sand Tray
The Montessori sand tray is simply a tray filled with sand. Its purpose is to help children learn how to trace letters and numbers on their own. It is one of the easiest Montessori materials to DIY. If you don’t have or don’t like to use sand, you can substitute with cornmeal, salt or sugar.
Look! It's a sand tray. Would you like to draw something in the sand? Can you write your name in it? What number is it? Let's draw the number in the sand. Can you see the little arrow? It shows how to form the number.
Play Doh Math
Rolling out play doh to form numbers helps develop fine-motor skills required for writing, in addition to teaching number formation. It is also a great opportunity to express creativity as they can add other details to their pictures. We only do one number at a time.
What number is this? How will you decorate the tree? How many flowers will you add? Form a number 3 out of play doh. How many play-doh balls will you place in the chart? Would you like to draw something on your picture? How many butterflies are there?
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