Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Infants & Montessori: Refined hand movements and brain development

Take a step away from baby videos and introduce your infant or toddler to simple hands-on projects like the Montessori Imbucare Box with the small cylinder (the one here is from Nienhuis, but you can make your own, too).

These boxes assist infants and toddlers in the development of refined hand movements as they grasp the cylinder and learn to place it into the small hole on top. The door on the side opens and the cylinder can also be shaken out of the circular opening.

Developing refined hand movements are key to related brain development!

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