Wednesday, November 18

An Introduction to Magnetic

I put this together for my two year old daughter because she was very interested in her older sister's sorting magnetic and nonmagnetic lesson. All of the objects in the ice tray are magnetic. Because this lesson has small parts I always observe my daughter when she uses it. When I introduced it, I held the magnet by the loop over the object that was farthest to the left (always demonstrating left to right). Once the object was picked up by the magnet I pulled it off and set it on the tray. My daughter watched me do three of these and then she used it.

Having each object in it's own compartment reinforces the one-to-one math skill which will later help for counting.

As you can tell from the picture she thinks this is so much fun.


Our Little Family said...

I love this idea! My daughter has a magnet tray that gets brought out occasionally and this would be a great new addition.

Karin Katherine said...

What a great learning center activity. Thanks for sharing it! I love seeing her expression.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

So cute! My 18 month old is starting to get interested in magnets too. She would love this!

Shelley said...

I read one of your previous comments regarding the Tower. You mentioned that you should first introduce knobbed cylinders. My son is 2 and 4months. Would you suggest buying the "toddler knobbed cylinders" or the traditional set?