Knobbed Cylinders

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Four wooden blocks. Each block contains ten cylinders with a knob on the top. The cylinders all vary in size by half a centimetre in each dimension. 

Block 1: ten cylinders varying in height and diameter from tall and wide to short and narrow.

Block 2: ten cylinders varying in height and diameter from shot and wide to tall and narrow.

Block 3: ten cylinders varying in diameter only.

Block 4: ten cylinders varying in height only. 

Objectives:

  • To develop the child's visual perception of dimension.
  • To develop the child's visual discrimination.
  • To develop the child's co-ordination of movements.
  • To provide controlled experiences of serration.
  • To introduce basic language - important for alter mathematics.
  • To prepare the child for reading and writing - using the pincer grip to hold the cylinders and always working from left to right. 

Age: From 2 Years onwards

 

If you would like to see a demonstration of this activity, please see the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZBgnTX0q5k

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