Aoife Brosnan, UMA graduate from Ireland, shares an attractive, easy-to-make Sensorial exercise that can be used in the home or in the classroom. She has used all natural materials – wooden tray, glass bowls, and jute work rug. This visually simple activity is inviting yet challenging for all primary-aged children.
“The aim of this exercise is to help the child experience the difference in sizes between the bowls and how one fits into the other. It is also to help a child develop his/her fine muscle coordination, visual discrimination skills, concentration, grace in movement (carrying tray of glassware), self confidence, and independence. Plus, it provides an indirect preparation for language, ie: working left to right… and Math, ie: diameter, height, sequencing…”