Today the children got a sudden interest in the Montessori insets. For those of you who dont know what they are, they are a set of 10 geometric shapes in metal, each coming with a frame.
The children start by choosing a frame of a curved figure, take a sheet of paper and crayons. Placing the inset on top of the sheet, the children then use a marker to slowly trace around the inside of the frame in an anti-clockwise direction. The the children fill the inside of the figure with straight lines close together, from left to right, top to bottom. Some of them asked me if they could add a few stickers for effect and I let their creative side take over!
There are several other exercises following this one, once they have mastered this exercise. I will make sure to write about these exercises in the future.