Sunday, November 14, 2010

More transfer projects

Little ones are fascinated with the sound of the rice or beans, beads or whatever they're dumping into the other container. They also sense a feeling of satisfied accomplishment when they've successfully emptied one container into the next. Change the containers, utensils and material to transfer often, and this will continue to be a favorite activity for years. Always remember to start out with the full container on the left to instill the left to right reading skills for later. Below is a pic. of several different transfer spoons and tongs that we use. We also like chopsticks but they are for the older ones, maybe 4-6 yr olds.


Umm Umamah said...

Hi, I just came across your blog. I love your collection of tongs. Where'd you get them? We have done some Montessori inspired activities too. Do drop in and check them out.

Umm Umamah said...

Hi, I just came across you blog. I really like your collection of tongs and other transferring tools? I've been looking around for some small cool ones too. We have done some fun Montessori Inspired activities too in our home. Do drop in and check them out. :)

mamabusybee said...

Well, I got the metal ones in a set at walmart, the bamboo one at Montessori services (they have a large selection of practical life items), the pink plastic spoon maybe the dollar store or something like that, and the collection of wooden spoons and ladels I found from a seller on Ebay he actually makes them. He sold them in different sets but I asked him to make me up a set of all different sizes and he was more than happy to do that. I believe he was from a different country maybe Thailand ?? somewhere other than the USA but I don't remember where now. He also makes beautiful bowls and such. If you search for him on Ebay and can't find him, let me know and I'll see if I have him saved in my sellers. Thanks and Blessings to you.