We have been using the Montessori for Infants Imbucare materials since S was able to sit .
1. We started by using the Object Permanence Imbucare Drawer with ball.
This simple wooden Ball Return Box offers purposeful, repetitive independent activity that will build self-confidence, self-esteem and increase concentration.
Also helps with hand/eye co-ordination, hand strength, finger dexterity and object permanence. '
Object permanence' is used to describe a child's ability to know that objects continue to exist even though they can no longer be seen or heard, and it plays an important role in the theory of cognitive development.
After a few months of trying with the ball was able to put the ball into the hole by himself.
We than progressed to the Box with Drawer and ball.
We also play Peek a Boo with S as this is also his favourite game for the moment . I love to hear that gurgle of laughter every time, after hiding, I appear.
It is also enjoyable when S hides herself under a piece of cloth and uncover it to laugh.
This game appeals to S so much. Usually when an object is hidden from sight, infants under a certain age often become upset that the item has vanished. This is because they are too young to understand that the object continues to exist even though it cannot be seen.
Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget believed that the development of object permanence, or the ability to understand that objects exist even when not seen, is one of an infant’s primary developmental accomplishments. This plays a significant role in the theory of cognitive development. In the sensorimotor stage of development, which lasts from birth to about age two, Piaget added that children understand the world through their motor abilities such as touch, vision, taste, and movement.
Hence such games and materials such as the Object Permanence Box or the Imbucare materials helps children to understand that objects continue to exist even when they are unseen.
Date : 1st May 2015
S. is 14 months old and using the Montessori Imbucare Coin Box
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