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DIY Montessori: Hand-Eye Coordination

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 by in DIY $5, DIY Montessori | 0 comments

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Although my children are very young, I have already started looking into their educational options. I have been drawn to the Montessori education ever since I nannied a little boy named Lucas. I brought Lucas to Mommy and Me Montessori sessions and then later became familiar with his teachers and curriculum at the Montessori school he attended. I gleaned a great deal from my years with him.

I am still friends with one of his teachers and ask for her thoughts about various techniques, activities, etc. After talking with her about several hand-eye coordination activities for toddlers, I decided to create my own Montessori style activity for my twins and nieces.
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SUPPLIES:
Wooden Cup Holder ($2.50, Thrift store find)
Mini Painted Eggs (Those of us born in the 80s or earlier will remember these eggs! I found them in a box of crafts a woman had given me. You can find them on Amazon or Ebay)
Ribbon (I used a curly ribbon bow that was attached to a baby shower gift)

This is a quick and easy DIY for the Montessori Mama! Start by selecting the wooden Easter eggs. Keep in mind, you can purchase different objects to hang from the ribbon depending on the season.
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Cut the ribbon and string it through the wooden egg.
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Then, secure the egg by tying the ribbon around the egg.
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Continue until you have made enough ribbon eggs for each cup holder branch.
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Hang the ribbon eggs all over or leave it empty; it is your choice. Explain to your child that each egg hangs from the tree and then let them be! This DIY will help your child develop hand-eye coordination and teach you, the parent, how to let your child lead the way and play!

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