Pin Poking - What is the Point?

To the average person it might look like Montessori pin poking is a mindless activity - but it's very far from mindless! Pin poking helps children develop their pincer grip, co-ordination, and concentration. A child must be able to sit and focus, be ready to handle a sharp object without hurting themselves or others, and show interest in the activity. Pin Poking can be used to create a variety of arts and crafts and extension lessons in culture (ie. geography maps).

It's helpful to offer young children (3-4yrs) the shapes for them to pin poke as they may not be ready to trace their own. Older children (5-6yrs - those who have the ability to carefully trace around shapes) can prepare their own shapes using the
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Our black-line masters for Cutting Lessons and Pin Poking - Animal Shapes save you time! Four shapes print on each 8½" x 11" sheet of paper (print on white or a variety of colored paper). Children with high cutting skills can use them for both pin poking and cutting practice.

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  • 10/19/2010 2:35 PM Interactive Agency wrote:
    This really does look like a great practice. I think I will try it with our kids. They could certainly use help with geography maps, so this looks like a creative way to teach that subject. Thanks for the tip.
  • 10/22/2010 4:53 AM Moni wrote:
    This is really good to have something free, when somebody can use your free delivery in making future of others.Thanks.I appericiate it.

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