Transferring Pom-poms 101
Transferring object activities were always popular with 2 1/2 to 3yr olds when I was working as a Montessori Teacher. They are ease and pretty cheap to organize at home so there are no excuses 😉
- builds finger strength
- develops a pincer grasp, necessary for holding a pencil
- develops fine-motor control
- develops hand-eye coordination
- develops concentration
What to use:
I purchased the Neon Threading Pom-poms in Freemans, Oylegate for only 1Euro 99 cent. The sparkly one are from the Early Learning Centre.
What I like about these packets is that they contain a variety of sizes, allowing for a progression in learning. You can use the largest ones to with small children. After practice you can swap these for a smaller size and continue until your child is transferring the smallest ones.
Using a pincer grip, transfer objects from one bowl to another. Then, return them to the bowl.
Progression of learning:
- large pom-poms/ cotton wool balls and a pasta tong
- small pom-poms/beads with a tweezers/strawberry huller
With just two packets look how many sizes you will have!