Today, we are practicing fine-motor skills while spelling using a dropper the letter "M" on a LEGO DUPLO board. This activity also has a sensorial dimension as Adrian has to follow precisely the color-scheme and the pattern that his sister drew for him as a template for the letter M.
What you will need:
- LEGO DUPLO board,
- crayons and matching food coloring,
- liquid droppers to practice fine-motor skills (buy a set of six here) – I like that you can take the silicone bulb off to dry the dropper so it does not collect mold,
- white paper.
Following Julia's template, Adrian has to "write" letter M on a LEGO board using colored water and a dropper.
“Education should no longer be mostly imparting knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentials.”— Dr. Maria Montessori.
"He does it with his hands, by experience, first in play and then through work. The hands are the instruments of man's intelligence." — Dr. Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind, p. 25.
“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.” — Dr. Maria Montessori.
"Help me to do it alone – are the words revealing the child’s inner need." — Dr. Maria Montessori.
See here other extensions on "making" and writing the letter M in a post "Letter M (Montessori Language 🔠 Letter Series)."
For more on LEGO see here "Learning Fractions with LEGO," and here "LEGO Juniors Demolition Site Building Kit," and here "LEGO – The Best Investment in a Toy."
For more on writing, workbooks and fine motor development, read here a summary post "👦🏼Adrian's 💙Favorite 📖 Workbooks • Developing ✍🏻️ Fine Motor Skills."