Mirror Polishing

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  • Tray.
  • Felt cloth mat.
  • Hand mirror.
  • Window cleaner decanted into a small bottle (for polishing mirror).
  • Cotton balls in a bowl for putting on cleaner.
  • Felt Cloth for polishing .


This is an individual presentation.


  1. Directress takes out the felt cloth mat from the tray and places it in front of the child, followed by the mirror, the window cleaner, the bowl of cotton balls and the polishing felt cloth and places them in a line along the top of the mat. This serves to encourage order.
  2. The Directress takes one cotton ball and dab it with the window cleaner and cleans the mirror in a circular motion.
  3. Throw the dirty cotton ball into the dust bin.
  4. Subsequently, she uses the felt cloth to polish the mirror by rubbing it in a circular motion.

Control Of Error

Visual - Marks left on the mirror.

Points Of Interest


Direct aims:

  • To teach a child how to clean mirrors.

Indirect aims:

  • To develop the child's eye hand coordination.
  • To develop the child's fine motor control.
  • To develop the child's concentration.
  • To develop the child's independence.
  • To develop the child's self esteem.


The exercise can also be carried out for polishing of wood, silver and brass materials. The only difference is the type of cleaner used.
When a child has mastered a particular skill, he may then be encouraged to polish the silver bells, school bell, etc.