Activities and materials encourage children of varying abilities to develop their small muscle
ob) Facilitates child-directed and process-oriented creative experiences
Several ears of corn
Show the child how to pull the husk of the corn away from the cob.
As they are trying it on their own, introduce new vocabulary words that relate to the activity such as, “silk”, “kernel”, “husk”, and “stem” and show the child where each of these are on their ear of corn.
Observe and record the child’s fine motor skills. Were they able to shuck the corn using their fingers? As they were working, did they attempt any new vocabulary words? Take pictures of the activity and place them with the anecdotal notes in the child’s portfolio.
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