Motor Skills - 11 month

1 piece puzzle

 

Objective: Promote eye-hand coordination and visual perception

Material1 piece puzzle*

Preparation: Place a puzzle with only one piece on the tray. It is best to have the puzzle piece on the left and the frame on the right, this encourages the child to work the puzzle more.

Execution: As soon as small children can lie on their bellies, you can give them a wooden puzzle with large handles to play with. This is because babies and toddlers love to take puzzles apart. This one piece puzzle is designed to give the child an easy introduction to solving puzzles.

1 piece puzzle
Putting in spoons

Putting in spoons

Objective: Eye-hand coordination

Material: Baby spoons, basket, plastic bottle with a large opening*

Preparation: The spoons are placed in the basket. This is placed on the tray on the left. The bottle is placed on the right.

Execution: The child puts the spoons into the bottle. When all the spoons are in the bottle, they are emptied back into the basket.

Putting in gift bows

Objective: Eye-hand coordination

Material: Gift bows, basket, scissors, box

Preparation: Cut a rectangular hole in the box. It should be large enough for the bows to fit in, but not too large that the child has to aim. The box is placed on the right side of the tray. The gift bows are placed in the basket and the basket is placed on the left side of the tray.

Execution: The child puts the gift bows into the box. To get the bows back out of the box, the box must be opened. This can be assigned to the area “Practical life exercises”.

Putting in gift bows
Pulling wooden blocks

Pulling wooden blocks

Objective: Eye-hand coordination

Material: Pounching bench* (not exactly the same, but works also, couldn’t find the same on the US market), basket

Preparation: The knocking bench is placed on the left side of the tray, the basket on the right.

Execution: The child pulls the wooden blocks from the board and places them in the basket. Older children can then try to put them back.

Spreading building blocks

Objective: Eye-hand coordination

Material: Building blocks*, muffin tin, basket

Preparation: The four building blocks are placed in the basket and the basket is placed on the left side of the tray. The muffin tin is placed to the right.

Execution: The child takes one building block at a time and places it in a compartment of the muffin tin. This is repeated until there is a building block in each part of the muffin tin. They are then placed back into the basket.

Spreading building blocks
Sliding puzzle

Sliding puzzle

Objective: Promote eye-hand coordination and pincer grasp

Material: Sliding Puzzle*

Preparation: The puzzle is placed either on a tray or directly in the cupboard.

Execution: The child practices his/her eye-hand coordination and tweezer grip by pushing the animal heads in all possible directions on the puzzle. At this age, it is only the process of pushing that is important; the child will not be able to match the animal heads to the correct body until much later.

Cylinder blocks in bottle

Objective: Eye-hand coordination

MaterialWooden cylinder*plastic bottle*, basket

Preparation: The wooden cylinders are placed in the basket. The basket is placed on the tray together with the plastic bottle. If necessary, the plastic bottle can be fixed to the tray with adhesive tape so that it cannot fall over. However, the entire tray must be turned to empty it.

Preparation: The wooden cylinders are placed in the basket. The basket is placed on the tray together with the plastic bottle. If necessary, the plastic bottle can be fixed to the tray with adhesive tape so that it cannot fall over. However, the entire tray must be turned to empty it.

Cylinder blocks in bottle
Pompoms pulling

Pompoms pulling

Objective: Promote eye-hand coordination and pincer grasp

Material: PomPoms*, whisk, basket

Preparation: The pompoms are put into the whisk and the whisk is placed on the tray together with the basket.

Execution: The child pulls one pompom after the other out of the whisk and puts it into the basket. When all the pompoms are in the basket, an adult helps to stick them back into the whisk.

Open window

Objective: Promote eye-hand coordination

Preparation: All elements are placed behind the matching doors and the doors are closed.

Execution: Children who like to open doors can let off steam here and open all the little doors and take out the wooden figures behind them. Afterwards, an adult has to hide the elements behind the doors again.

Open window

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