Lacing Dressing Frame, Montessori Practical Life Materials
This dressing frame features two poly-cotton fabric panels with seven lacing holes on each and a long polyester shoe lace. The fabric panels can be easily removed from the hardwood frame for cleaning. Hardwood frame measures 30 cm x 31 cm.
The purpose of this product is to teach the child how to work with the laces. This exercise helps to develop the child’s eye-hand coordination, concentration and independence.
Colors may not be exactly as shown.
HOW TO PRESENT THE MONTESSORI LACING FRAME
Direct: to develop the finger control and dexterity needed to manipulate laces.
Indirect: independence and concentration.
- Beginning at the bottom, untie the bow by pulling each string, one right, one left.
- Holding the flaps down with one hand, untie the knot by wrapping your thumb and forefinger around the knot and pulling up.
- Lay the strings out to the sides.
- Using a pincer grasp, turn the left flap back to reveal the hole with the string in it.
- Using the opposite pincer grasp, pull the string out.
- Alternate in this way, until the whole string is removed. Show the string to the child as one long piece.
- Now reinsert the string: lay the string across the top of the table folded in half, with the tips at the center of the frame.
- Turn back the right flap with your right pincer grasp enough to reveal the hole.
- Use your left pincer grasp to insert the string; pull it a good way through with your right pincer grasp.
- Using opposite hands, insert the opposite side.
- Secure flaps with your left hand, take both tips in your right pincer and pull straight up until the tips are even.
- Cross strings over.
- Repeat steps 8-12 top to bottom.
- When you reach the bottom, tie a bow.
- Invite the child to try.