Thursday, September 25, 2008

Toddlers: DIY Montessori Refined Hand Movements

As parents write us for more DIY exercises, this nifty little project came to mind.

Take three to five cylindrical or cube-shaped beads with holes in them. The beads should be all the same size and color, if possible, or the same color and gradations of sizes (but this can be hard to find). If the holes in the beads are too small, you can use a drill or a file to enlarge them. Just make sure to smooth out any rough edges and re-paint as needed.

Prepare a dowel in a board as shown in the photo.

That's it!

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