Learning can be both fun and interesting for kids when you give them fun activities. Help them learn about the five senses by doing a fun Montessori activity at home. Check out the step-by-step instructions for the senses puzzle activity.
Human beings think, see, feel, hear, etc., through the brain. This means that the brain is in charge of many functions.
New information arrives through the senses, but it is the brain that is responsible for processing this information and generating new concepts.
At birth, children have much more developed brains than we might think. Babies can experience different emotions such as sadness, fear, joy, and begin to give their first intelligent responses to perceived stimuli.
During the first years of life, the neural processes carried out are of great relevance in children's lives.
Children will capture information with incredible speed and agility at this stage. This is because the brain has a skill that it will not have in adulthood and is called brain plasticity. At this stage, depending on the neuronal connections that are made, some remain, and others disappear.
Brain stimulation in the first years of life is essential to develop the necessary skills for day-to-day life while developing intelligence. That's why the more stimuli it perceives, the better its development will be.
An excellent alternative to stimulate the brain is playing, which is what children like the most. For example, doing puzzles. Children can carry out an activity while respecting their learning times without the need for the adult to be present in the entire process. This is as suggested by the Montessori learning method.
Puzzles provide significant benefits in children's cognitive and motor development. Through this activity, both sides of the brain are stimulated, the logical and the artistic. It helps to develop critical thinking and solve problems.
When thinking about a strategy to better put the puzzle together, children enhance their concentration and memory.
This is when they are focused on the preschool activity and remember where to place each piece. It also relieves stress, among many more benefits.
THEME: MONTESSORI ACTIVITY AT HOME FOR KIDS TO LEARN SENSES
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this senses Montessori activity at home, children will develop their logical thinking and movement precision by doing a puzzle.
Difficulty level: Basic. This senses Montessori activity at home is designed for children to carry out autonomously and independently through the following instructions.
- Precision in hand and finger movements
- Printable of the face with each of its parts to cut out
- Glue in a container
- Scissors in a container
- Paintbrush in a container
- A tray
Cut out the parts of the face and place them in a container.
Give the child the drawing of the face and the parts already cut out so he/she can glue each of the elements in an independent way and under supervision.
Puzzle of the senses Montessori activity at home for kids.
HOW DO WE DO THIS MONTESSORI ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This senses Montessori activity can be done with younger children. To reduce the difficulty level of this activity, you will need to change the materials. You can use a box so that the children can fit the pieces together.
In this way, it will be easier to carry out the preschool activity. Now, children will elaborate an action according to their abilities and development.
MODIFICATIONS FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
This senses Montessori activity can be developed with older children. You can increase this activity's difficulty level, by making the puzzle into smaller pieces, using the complete image.
By putting the pieces together, children must develop greater precision in their movements, memory, and concentration. This way, an appropriate preschool activity will be carried out for children's development and abilities.
FREE PRINTABLE PRESCHOOL WORKSHEETS
After doing the puzzle Montessori activity, let kids learn more about their five senses through worksheets. Click the link below to download our free printable worksheets.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION –THE SENSES MONTESSORI ACTIVITY FOR KIDS
This senses Montessori activity video contains the step-by-step instructions of the activity "THE SENSES," designed for 4-6-year-old children. An activity that will let them make a senses themed puzzle.
This Montessori activity will allow children to develop different skills such as concentration, memory, attention, precision in the movements of their hands and fingers, patience, autonomy, and independence.
The materials needed for this Montessori activity are a printable of a face with its parts ready to be cut out, a container with glue, scissors, and a paintbrush. (Adult supervision).
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