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P1 Spooning
Spooning
Description
Practice spooning
Purpose
Develop concentration, motor skills, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (bowls, spoon, beans)
P2 Clothespin Clamping
Clothespin Clamping
Description
Clamp clothespin on bowl lip
Purpose
Develop coordination, concentration, motor skills, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (bowl, clothespin)
P3 Nuts & Bolts
Nuts & Bolts
Description
Match shapes/colors/sizes of nuts & bolts and practice screwing & unscrewing
Purpose
Develop motor skills
Buy/DIY materials
Buy nuts & bolts & balsa wood to fix some bolts to wood board
P4 Bead Stringing
Bead Stringing
Description
Practice stringing beads (by colors, in patterns…etc)
Purpose
Develop concentration, motor skills, eye-hand coordination & sorting skills
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (beads with different shapes & color and strings)
P5 Clamping
Clamping
Description
Clamp & sort cubes of different colors into each palette slots
Purpose
Develop concentration, motor skills, eye-hand coordination & sorting skills
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (paint palette, cubes, clamp)
P6 Pouring (back & forth)***
Pouring (back & forth)
Description
Pour water back & forth
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (2 measuring cups, sponge to clean-up spills)
P7 Pouring***
Pouring
Description
Practice pouring water to 2 glasses (know when to stop when a glass is full)
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (1 measuring cup containing just more than 2 glasses of water, 2 glasses, sponge to clean-up spills)
P8 Using a dropper***
Using a dropper
Description
Transfer water back & forth with dropper (draw water in & expel)
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (dropper, bottles, sponge to clean-up spills)
P9 Spooning floating objects***
Spooning floating objects
Description
Practice spooning with floating objects (fill a bowl with water)
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (2 bowls, ping-pong balls, draining spoon & sponge to clean-up spills)
P10 Pouring with funnel***
Pouring with funnel
Description
Practice pouring with funnel
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (bottle with narrow opening, pitcher, funnel, sponge to clean-up spills)
***Ask child to get water from water source & drain out water into sink before & after activities with water. Buy a large tray and perform all activiries with water on tray.
P11 Pouring pasta
Pouring pasta
Description
Practice pouring
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (small measuring cups, pasta/rice)
P12 Dressing Frames
Dressing FramesDressing Frames
Description
Do & un-do buttons, snaps, buckles, shoe lacing, zipper, tieing
Purpose
To teach self-reliance, self-control & coordination of movements
Buy/DIY materials
Buy (can be DIY similar using old clothes)
P13 Puzzle (Shapes)
Puzzle (Shapes)
Description
Recognition of different shapes
Purpose
Develop hand-eye coordination and dexterity. Recognition of different shapes
Buy/DIY materials
Buy
P14 Puzzle (Part Whole Shapes)
Puzzle (Part Whole Shapes)
Description
Recognition of different shapes
Purpose
Develop hand-eye coordination and dexterity. Recognition of different shapes
Buy/DIY materials
Buy
Brand:Plantoys
P15 Puzzles
Puzzles
Description
Recognition of different shapes & objects
Purpose
Develop hand-eye coordination and dexterity. Recognition of different shapes & objects
Buy/DIY materials
Buy (from $ shops)
Puzzles
Puzzles
Puzzles
Puzzles
Puzzles
Puzzles
P16 Sorting Box
Sorting Box
Description
Recognition of different objects
Purpose
Recognition of different objects & develop hand-eye coordination
Buy/DIY materials
Buy
Brand: Child Friend Wood Toy or Child
Friend Wood Toys
P17 Bottles & Tops
Bottles & Tops
Description
Match tops to bottles & practice screwing/un-screwing
Purpose
Develop eye-hand coordination, motor & sorting skills
Buy/DIY materials
DIY
P18 Folding a towel/napkin
Folding a towel/napkin
Description
Practice napkin folding & introduction to shapes created when folding
Purpose
Develop muscular control of fingers
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (towel/napkin)
P19 Musical Instrument
Musical Instrument
Description
Play with musical instrument to make sounds
Purpose
Introduce musical instruments. Explore sound making with movements. Develop muscular control of hands & fingers
Buy/DIY materials
Buy (any simple musical instruments)
P20 Shapes Punching
Shapes Punching
Description
Introduce shape & objects (can stick objects/shapes to make other artwork)
Purpose
Develop motor skills, learn about different objects/shapes
Buy/DIY materials
Buy shapes punchers
P21 Glitter glue craft
Glitter glue craft
Description
Allow freedom to create craft
Purpose
To develop creativity
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (glitter glue, palette & paper)
P22 Sponge painting
Sponge painting
Description
Allow freedom to create craft
Purpose
To develop creativity
Buy/DIY materials
Buy
P23 Painting & Colouring
Painting & Colouring
Description
Allow freedom to paint & colour
Purpose
Develop self-expression & creativity
Buy/DIY materials
Buy crayons/color pencils/large piece of butcher paper
P24 Painting & Chalkboard
Geometric cabinet with presentation tray
Description
Painting & chalkboard with easel
Purpose
Develop creativity
Buy/DIY materials
Buy (poster paint, brush, easels)
P25 Cutting
Cutting
Description
Cutting practice
Purpose
Develop motor skills, eye-hand co-ordination
Buy/DIY materials
Buy (blunt-end pair of scissors) & trim strips of waste paper for cutting
P26 Play-doh
Play-doh
Description
Roll-out & cut objects
Purpose
Develop self-expression, creativity and motor skills
Buy/DIY materials
Buy play-doh
P27 Plastic Pipe Fitting
Plastic Pipe Fitting
Description
Match pipes & practice screw and unscrew.
Purpose
Develop eye-hand coordination, motor & sorting skills.
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (plastic pipe)
P28 Transferring using Chopsticks
Transferring using Chopsticks
Description
Transfer sponge pieces between bowls.
Purpose
Develop eye-hand coordination & motor skills.
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (bowls, pair of chopsticks, sponge pieces)
P29 Setting Table (Chinese)
Setting Table (Chinese)
Description
Setting Table (Chinese)
Purpose
To develop control of movement & coordination.
To teach appreciation of manners & social amenities.
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (place mats, spoons, chopsticks, bowls, napkins)
P30 Setting Table (Western)
Rough Gradation Tablets
Description
Setting table (Western)
Purpose
To develop control of movement & coordination.
To teach appreciation of manners & social amenities.
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (place mats, spoons, knives, forks, bowls, plates, napkins)
P31 Cutlery Sorting
Cutlery Sorting
Description
Sort Cutlery.
Purpose
Develop motor skills, eye-hand coordination & sorting skills
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (spoons, knives, forks, chopsticks, cutlery tray)
P32 Sorting & folding socks
Sorting & folding socks
Description
Sort socks & fold
Purpose
Develop motor skills, eye-hand coordination & sorting skills
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (old socks with distinguishing colors)
P33 Stringing Board
Stringing Board
Description
Stringing board with different patterns
Purpose
Develop concentration, motor skills, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
Buy or DIY (board with tiny holes & strings)
P34 Spooning (Large spoon)
Spooning (Large spoon)
Description
Practice spooning with large spoon
Purpose
Develop concentration, motor skills, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (bowls, large spoon, larger beans/pasta/nails, etc)
P35 Spooning (Small spoon)
Spooning (Small spoon)
Description
Practice spooning with small spoon
Purpose
Develop concentration, motor skills, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (bowls, small spoon, smaller beans/rice, etc)
P36 Stringing straw pieces
Stringing straw pieces
Description
Stringing straw pieces (by colors, in patterns, etc)
Purpose
Develop concentration, motor skills, eye-hand coordination & sorting skills
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (string and straws cut into pieces)
P37 Puzzles – Twisted forms
Puzzles - Twisted forms
Description
Recognition of different shapes & objects. Shapes could be twisted to form another shape and fitted on board, just need to turn over the board.
Purpose
Develop hand-eye coordination and dexterity. Recognition of different shapes & objects
Buy/DIY materials
Buy. Plantoys
P38 Hammering
Hammering
Description
Hammering wooden shapes with nails.
Purpose
Develop concentration, motor skills, eye-hand coordination.
Buy/DIY materials
Buy
P39 Glass beads
Glass beads
Description
Clamp glass beads to upside-down bath mats.
Purpose
Develop concentration, motor skills, eye-hand coordination & sorting skills
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (glass beads & cut bath mat mounted on balsa wood)
P40 Opening padlocks
Opening padlocks
Description
Opening & locking padlocks
Purpose
Develop concentration, motor skills, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (padlocks with keys)
P41 Sticks through hole
Sticks through hole
Description
Putting sticks through the tiny hole of the container.
Purpose
Develop concentration, motor skills, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (sticks & container with tiny hole)
P42 Coins through slot
Coins through slot
Description
Putting coins through container slot.
Purpose
Develop concentration, motor skills, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (coins & container with slot)
P43 Sorting glass beads
Sorting glass beads
Description
Clamp glass beads & sort into tray.
Purpose
Develop concentration, motor skills, eye-hand coordination & sorting skills
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (trays & glass beads & clamp)
P44 Sorting shapes
Sorting shapes
Description
Sorting button shapes into tray
Purpose
Develop concentration, motor skills, eye-hand coordination & sorting skills
Buy/DIY materials
DIY & buy (tray & buttons with different shapes)
P45 Lacing animals
Lacing animals
Description
Lace through holes in animal shapes
Purpose
Develop concentration, motor skills, eye-hand coordination.
Preparation for threading with real needles.
Buy/DIY materials
Buy (lace & lacing animals)
P46 Pouring with funnel***
Pouring with funnel
Description
Practice pouring with funnel
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (funnel, bottles with narrow opening & sponge for cleaning up spills)
P47 Sound bottles
Sound bottles
Description
Practice pouring with funnel
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY (funnel, bottles with narrow opening & sponge for cleaning up spills)
P48 Block
Block
Description
Have to figure out the right order to put the blocks in. Not Montessori but a good activity with control of error.
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination & problem solving skills
Buy/DIY materials
Buy
P49 Using a whisk
Using a whisk
Description
Use a pitcher to get some water (can add some soap to have more fun)
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
Buy a whisk, big bowl, pitcher & sponge/towel for spills. Optional: small squeeze bottle of soap
P50 Transferring with chopsticks (pom-poms)
Transferring with chopsticks (pom-poms)
Description
Transfer pom-poms from one bowl to another.
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
Buy 2 bowls, pair of chopsticks & some pom-poms.
P51 Torch assembling with batteries installed
Torch assembling with batteries installed
Description
Install batteries, assemble the torch & test afterwards
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
Buy torch with batteries
P52 Using a eggbeater
Using a eggbeater
Description
Use a pitcher to get some water (can add some soap to have more fun)
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
Buy eggbeater, big bowl/basin, pitcher & sponge/towel for spills. Optional: small squeeze bottle of soap
P53 Using a sieve
Using a sieve
Description
Put some sand & beans into the sieve with a spoon. Brush until all sand goes on the tray underneath (i.e. sand & beans are separated). Use funnel to pour back sand to bottle when finished.
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
Bottle of sand & beans, brush, sieve & tray
P54 Color mixing with dropper
Color mixing with dropper
Description
Use a dropper to mix red & blue to get purple, blue & yellow to get green and yellow & red to get orange.
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination. Learn primary & secondary colors
Buy/DIY materials
Food colorings, baby food bottles & droppers
P55 Nuts & Bolts board
Nuts & Bolts board
Description
Practise screwing & un-screwing with & without spanner.
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY. MDF boards, nuts & bolts & spanner
P56 Screws board
Screws board
Description
Practise screwing & un-screwing with screwdrivers
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY. MDF boards, screws & screwdrivers
P57 Braiding board
Braiding board
Description
Practise braiding
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY. MDF board drilled with a hole enough to put 3 pieces of ropes through
P58 Finger Nailing
Finger Nailing
Description
Practise finger nailing
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY. Draw hands, laminate & cut out, use wastes from laminating pouch as nails cut into shape & hot glue to ‘hand’.
P59 Pouring with funnel
Pouring with funnel
Description
Pouring through funnel to narrow necked glass containers
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY. Buy funnel, glass containers & sponge for spills
P60 Scooping
Scooping
Description
Practise scooping
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY
P61 Using a baster
Using a baster
Description
Practise using a baster
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY
P62 Using Pestle and Mortars
Using Pestle and Mortars
Description
Practise using Pestle and Mortars
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
DIY
P63 Latches board
Latches board
Description
Practise opening & closing different latches
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
Buy from Gummylump
P64 Feeding animals
Feeding animals
Description
Practise feeding beans to animals with fingers
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
Buy toy animal(s)
P65 Transferring Set 1
Transferring Set 1
Description
Practise transfer using a tweezer
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
Buy mat, beads
P66 Transferring Set 2
Transferring Set 2
Description
Practise transfer using a tweezer
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
Buy mat, beads
P67 Transferring Set 3
Transferring Set 3
Description
Practise transfer using a tweezer
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
Buy mat, beads
P68 Sorting Set
Sorting Set
Description
Practise transfer & sorting using a tweezer
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
Buy beads, tweezer
P69 Sticking
Sticking
Description
Practise sticking on notebook
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
Buy stickers
P70 Pouring
Pouring
Description
Practise pouring
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
Buy jars
P71 Draining
Draining
Description
Mix beads with water, practise pouring through drainer so that beads are separated from water
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
Buy drainer, beads
P72 Using Chopsticks
Using Chopsticks
Description
Transfer and sort beads from container to palette
Purpose
Develop motor skills, concentration, eye-hand coordination
Buy/DIY materials
Buy beads, chopsticks & palette
P73 Hanging up laundry
Hanging up laundry
Description
Clothesline at child level for hanging up her own clothes
Purpose
Buy/DIY materials
Buy clothesline
P74 Sponge transfer
Sponge transfer
Description
Transfer (“coloured”) water between bowls
Purpose
Buy/DIY materials
Prepare bowls and sponge
P75 Transfer using a tweezer
Transfer using a tweezer
Description
Transfer floating foam shapes out of water using a tweezer
Purpose
Buy/DIY materials
Prepare bowls, foam shapes, tweezer, container for foam shapes and sponge
P76 Transfer using a ladle
Transfer using a ladle
Description
Transfer using a ladle
Purpose
Buy/DIY materials
Prepare bowls, ladle and sponge
P77 Crumbing a tray
Crumbing a tray
Description
Dump rubbish on tray then brush into the rectangle before collecting into the dustpan with broom
Purpose
Buy/DIY materials
Tray with a masking-taped rectangle in the middle, small dustpan and broom and rubbish with container
P78 Mirror polishing
Mirror polishing
Description
Spray cleaning agent on mirror and clean mirror with cotton ball, then dry with drying cloth
Purpose
Buy/DIY materials
Mirror, cotton balls with container, drying cloth with container, bottle of cleaning agent (few drops of vineger with water) and sponge.
P79 Walking the line
Walking the line
Description
Walk along the line
Purpose
Buy/DIY materials
Outline a loop with tape
P80 Cutting play fruits and vegetables
Cutting play fruits and vegetables
Description
Cut fruits and vegetables
Purpose
Buy/DIY materials
Buy play toy fruits and vegetables
P81 Stringing boards
Stringing boards
Description
String boards
Purpose
Buy/DIY materials
Buy
P82 Ironing name tape on clothing
Ironing name tape on clothing
Description
Iron labels on clothing
Purpose
Buy/DIY materials
Buy iron-on labels, travelling iron