Transferring and sorting objects with tweezers
- One large plate with colored pebbles.
- 3 similar smaller plates.
- A tweezers.
This is an individual presentation.
- Directress shows the child how to use the tweezers.
- Place the top of the tweezers at the palm of the hand, holding the two flexible ends in between the thumb and the index finger.
- Press the two fingers together, bringing the two ends together till it touches at the tip and then releasing it.
- Directress sorts the pebbles by colors.
- Start by placing one of each color in one plate so that the child could see what we are trying to do.
- Directress may allow the child to continue sorting the rest of the pebbles.
- When pebbles had been sorted, pour back all the pebbles into the larger plate.
Control Of Error
Spillage - visual and audible.
Points Of Interest
Remember to transfer objects gracefully and quietly.
- To teach the child how to sort objects.
- To develop the child's eye-hand coordination.
- To develop the child's fine motor skills.
- To develop the child concentration.
- To develop the child's independence.
- To satisfy the child's need for order.
- To build their muscles for pencil grip.
Vary the level of difficulty by changing the objects to be sorted. We may also sort by shapes, sizes, colors, etc.