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Buckle Frame

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Material

12″ x 12″ wooden frame with two cotton flaps attached along opposite sides of frame. The two flaps form a buckling area down the center of the frame. One flap has 5 straps and the other has 5 corresponding buckles.

Presentation

  1. Invite the child to the lesson.
  2. Explain that the child will learn how to use the buckle frame. Ask the child to watch.
  3. Start with the top buckle.
  4. Hold the loop with the subdominant hand, pull the strap out with the dominant hand, lay the strap down to rest. Repeat for all buckles.
  5. Pull the strap to the right, remove the prong, lay the strap down. Repeat for all the buckles.
  6. Hold the buckle frame, pull the strap through, lay the strap down on top of the buckle frame. Repeat for all the buckles.
  7. Open the flaps, revealing the table. Close the flaps.
  8. Pick up the strap, with subdominant hand on the frame, push the strap back through. Repeat.
  9. Hold the strap with the dominant hand, and push the pin into the strap hole, lay the strap down. Repeat.
  10. Hold the loop with your subdominant hand, push the strap through the loop. Repeat.
  11. Invite the child to try.

Exercise

Same as presentation.

Points of Interest

Removing prong from hole, getting prong into the hole, pulling strap tightly.

Purpose

To learn how to use buckles, to take care of oneself, independence, perseverance, concentration, eye hand coordination, refinement of movement.

Age

3 to 4

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