Activity analysis # 4
Title: Fine motor game;
Feed the bunny, Feed the monkey, and Feed the dog
Standards: Fine motor skills development
Three sets of fine motor games including Feed the bunny including one basket, one bunny basket, thirty carrots, and one tweeze. The game ‘Feed the monkey” including one buckle, one monkey open mouth shape, thirty bananas, and one tweeze. , a set of the game “feed the dog” including a dish for feeding the dog, an open mouth dog body, thirty bones, and one tweeze. We need a table and 4-6 chairs or a rug area.
To develop fine motor skills by using tweezes, knowing that each animal has its own food, counting the food, here carrots, bananas, and bones. Competing with each other to know who can feed the animals more, knowing the great and less than measures, conversation and talking about the value of the food and animals’ need for feeding and our role in feeding the animals.
The teacher put the games in the writing center and children came and began to play with them.
It was done in the classroom and after the nap and before snack time for 30 minutes.
It can be done in outside too with more time and children. Besides of developing fine motor skills, teacher and children can talk about animals eating for example dogs eat bones, bunnies eat carrots, and monkeys eat bananas. Also they can talk about how carrots and bananas grow and where the bones come and what specific minerals and vitamins have each food and etc.
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In this activity the teacher has guidance role, she asked open ended questions and encourage children to use tweezes and support the children to share the games to each other and to take turn to next.
What I have learned:
By observing this activity, I learned that game designing is also an interesting area to study more. When I saw these sets of game, I realized that its purpose was not merely fine motor skills’ development, but to show that each animal had its own specific food and children experience feeding the animals through playing. Indeed they could count the food and say where they came from and where those animals live. Now, observing any activity is not just a playing for me. Comparing to last two or three weeks, I can go deeper to understand the importance and objective of the playing for children. I am glad that I take this course because I learn many new and interesting things that I say to myself” Wow!” Indeed, I encourage my relatives and friend to send their young children to a standard childcare center to help their children develop in an developmentally appropriate environment. Also, I was surprised with too much different games and materials in the classroom for helping children in different areas of development which are developmentally appropriate practices and curriculum.
Four Activity Analyses
Dragon Classroom (Four Years old)
09/30/10 to 10/07/10