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Thank you for visiting 'Inside the child' and hope that your time spend reading my blog is educational. It includes my thoughts and approach to a child, based on the Montessori educational philosophy that emphasize on independence, freedom within limits and learning concepts of working with materials hands-on, rather than by direct instructions.

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.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Tracing is one of my favorite activity for the beginners, say 2-3.5 yrs old children. It involves lots of fun while learning to hold a pencil, control over writing, improve hand and eye co-ordination, independence, concentration, order, drawing a straight line, forming letters in future and creating a work log. Tracing is also a part of fine motor activity curriculum.

Lots of children love to take their work home, and it's nice to give them some paper work once a while, to show off. Tracing activities fulfill all the purpose. Some classrooms have the privilege to use the tracing table as shown in the picture, while others use laminated pictures into cards and clip the tracing sheets over, that's fun too. Whatever works for you !

I, most of the time suggest tracing activity to a child who has concentration difficulties and cannot sit at one spot for more than a minute. Tracing, as I mentioned above helps in developing concentration which is also fun to do. So, it helps an active child to devote his/er energy in creating an object that s/he dreamed of, later, take home to show parents and family. It encourages the child to direct his/er mind towards creativity and learning new forms of objects, lines and printing letters. Most importantly, for all the children, it helps them to learn to write from left to right.

For a quite child too, I love this activity because it helps him/er to communicate, co-ordinate, concentrate and work with other children. They do tracing activities and then show their creativity to their friends in the classroom. It builds their confidence, helps to socialize and work together.

To help you,  you can print printable sheets from : http://www.lilbunnyhops.com and http://www.kidzone.ws/

Enjoy !

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