Sifting Salt and Rice
This page includes “Sifting Salt and Rice” activity with prepared by me for my sweet girl our autumn theme.This is a practical life exercise. The child is developing hand-eye coordination, concentration, practicing aiming for a target, and fine motor skills.
- Montessori is a type of program for teaching children that was developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori at the beginning of the 20th century. It stresses a child’s independence, freedom within limits, and respects the child’s psychological, physical, and social development. Maria Montessori understood that a child’s first few years are vital to their future development and that it is a time frame when they are the most curious and can easily absorb new concepts and information. It focuses on the individual child, rather than the group as a whole. This allows each child to learn at their own pace to develop a better foundation.
- The Montessori Method gives preschool aged children the attention they need to help build skills in the areas of:
- Sensory and Perception
- Physical and Motor Skills
- Social and Emotional Growth
- Practical Life:Other types of exercises that are great for developing practical skills for day to day tasks include practicing pouring things like beans or rice from one container to another, which is a good starting point for teaching the different aspects of cooking later on. Older kids can learn how to make a simple snack by having the ingredients laid out and then watching a demonstration by the instructor. Another great task involves the children learning things like how a clothespin holds clothes onto a line or how a shirt goes on a hanger. These are easy to replicate by inexpensive methods like buying items at a dollar or thrift store if you want to practice them at home.