STICKERS OR NO STICKERS on my recycled homemade manipulatives? Experiment.....
I wanted to experiment with my infants, toddlers and preschoolers on this topic. I made this moveable toddler carpet tray activity to practice movement, learning to move left to right (first steps towards that), placing objects in a place, eye and hand coordination, atention spans, learning to put things in its place and many more thoughts when making thise activity.
I know that Maria Montessori worked on offering "the natural" without distractions but in a world where there are push button activities, I must blend what works for me in my daycare center and the children I care for. I placed these as they are up in the picture provided above and EVERY CHILD WENT FOR THE BOTTLES THAT HAVE THE STICKERS ON THEM. They chose the un-stickered bottles second. So, I will keep using stickers on my activities as I see needed because the children chose around their "interests."
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