Monday, November 7, 2016

Tweezers Sorting

We added a new sorting activity on the sensory shelf today.

Students use tweezers to move items that they are sorting.  Sorting and categorizing items is an important developmental skill for children at this age.  After they have finished their sorting, students count how many items are in a category. Some children make labels with the numerals and at times graphs can be made. Adding the tweezers was an intentional decision. Using tweezers works on developing fine motor muscles that are the same muscles used for writing.  We have two tweezers in the bin with different levels of tension. This can add an extra level of difficulty in this task.

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