Use of a work space - Learning to roll a floor mat

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  • A floor mat.


This can be a collective presentation.


The Directress invites all the children to sit on a chair, listen and watch carefully. The Directress shows how to take a floor mat:

  1. Take a floor mat from the rack, carry it vertically against the body with both hands around it, one hand on the upper portion and the other on the bottom portion.
  2. Place it down horizontally on a selected working place, and unroll it.

Directress then explains the definition of a working space:
"This is my area" . Never step nor sit on the work mat, walk around it. Directress then invites the children to walk around the mat, reminding them not to step on the work mat.

How to roll the work mat:
When the child has completed the exercise, they must also roll up the work mat and returned it to its place. Directress shows how to roll up the work mat:

  1. Kneel down at one end of the work mat.
  2. Place two hands in the middle part of the work mat, rolling them up slowly.
  3. Always check that the ends are rolled up tidily. If not, place one hand at the untidy end and gently pat, adjust it to a tidy finishing. Continue rolling.
  4. As the mat is being rolled up, the mat will get further away from your body. So, tuck your fingers firmly on the mat and pull it back, nearer to your knees. Continue rolling.
  5. When all rolled up, hold it vertically as before and place the mat to its original place on the mat rack.

Control Of Error

Directress directed exercise.

Points Of Interest


Direct aims:

  • To teach children the definition of a workspace.
  • To teach children respect and patience.
  • To teach the children how to carry, roll and unroll a work mat.

Indirect aims:

  • Teaches coordination of th eyes and hands and concentration.