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MONTESSORI ACTIVITY: The Montessori Red Rods – Montessori Sensorial Lesson Activity for Ages 3 to 6
10 Red Wooden Rods all the same thickness but varying in length from one decimeter to one meter. Each rod increases in length by the length of the smallest rod. Work mat.
To develop the child’s visual and muscular perception of length. To develop the child’s co-ordination of movement. To provide controlled experiences of seriation. To give the child basic language important in Maths. Co-ordination, Balance, Concentration.
CONTROL OF ERROR:
The rods will not be in a stair formation and the child may feel the irregularity. The child may see the irregular pattern. The smallest rod fits into each successive step.
3 plus years.
This will give the child a muscular impression of length. Show the child how to carry each rod to the mat one by one by holding each rod at the top with one hand and at the bottom with the other. Should the child battle with this exercise he can do: The 4 or 5 smallest rods A B C D The 5 largest rods. 2. Bring it into position next to and above the previous rod and trace along its length again. Place a floor mat on the working space. Show the child how to build the rods starting with the shortest rod.He should hold the rods upright so that he does not bump into other children.PRESENTATION: 1. Individual exercise done on a floor mat. 6. 5 successive rods from the middle Use every other rod. 5. 8. Proceed with all the rods in this way until the stair is entirely built. 4. Exercise 1: The child builds the red rods into a stair. 3. Should you see the child struggling.The rods are randomly placed on the mat. mix the rods up but align the mixed up rods along the edge of the mat. . Once the child has successfully built the stair. Using your middle and index finger lightly trace along the entire length of the rod. 7. Align the rod with the edge of the mat. Pause and admire the stair and then mix up the rods and invite the child to try. Find the next longest rod. show him how to fit the shortest rod into each successive stair.