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.