Sunday, May 3, 2009

Spoon Skills


New activities can sometimes frustrate M when she isn't able to do them right away. It's hard to know at times whether or not to encourage her to persevere or to put the activity away and save it for another time.

It was really fun recently, though, to see M initially frustrated with a skill and then figure it out and come to really, really enjoy it at the end.

To help M practice her "spoon skills" I set up two big pans, one of them filled with assorted play foods. I supplied her with a big spoon and asked her to transfer individual items from one pan to the other. She got such a kick out of "catching" oranges, pears, and canned beans and was so triumphant when she had transferred the entire batch.

5 comments:

Mom and Kiddo said...

Spoon transfer is such a good activity: so simple and yet so incredibly entertaining. She looks like she is having a great time.

Michelle said...

Looks like fun...I am going to try this with Emily this week. Thanks!

S.B. said...

Good idea. Just wanted to tell you how much I love your blog. I check it everyday to see if you posted any new activities. I love using your ideas with my toddler who is around the same age. Thanks again!

Green Mamma said...

Annabelle always enjoying scooping activities like this one. It looks like your little one (so darling, btw) is also having a great time.

sarah in the woods said...

I love this. It's so simple but so educational and fun. I've recently become frustrated with Montessori activities because I spend more time preparing an activity than the child spends working on it. This one looks perfect though.