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My favorite quote by Dr. Maria Montessori “There is in every child a painstaking teacher, so skillful that he obtains identical results in all children in all parts of the world. The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!”
As a Children's House Montessori teacher, it is my pleasure to share my experience with children of ages 2 1/2 - 7 yrs old, and how small little things makes a big difference. Enjoy reading. Thank you.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

1 - 10 with paper clips

This activity is a beautiful variation of Paper clips activity.
I took this picture when I went to my seminar in June'2010 by NEMTEC. Lots of girls shared their beautiful activities.

Materials - Beautiful various types of paper clips, card board shaped stars with numbers 1-10 stitched on it.
Aim - Learning numbers 1-10, concentration, co-ordination, order and independence.
Procedure - A child picks any one number, recognize it, then clips the paper clips matching with the number on the star (follow the steps as in Paper clips activity) . For example - #2 star will hold 2 clips, #5 start will hold 5 clips only and so on.
Control of error - Number of clips.
Variations -
1. Put all the cards in the form of a number line on the rug, say from 1-10 in order, from L-R on the top of the rug.
2. Take only 1-5 numbers.
3. Take different paper clips.
4. Separate paper clip for each number, for example - 2 strawberries paper clip for #2, 1 lion paper clip for #1 and so on.

Have Fun !!!!

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