This activity consists of beautiful three different wooden paddles. Each with a soft felt backing with felt holders. Each paddle has a diverse size bell, small, medium, and large. This exercise is made of birch plywood, and finished with water-based, non-toxic, wood finish. The item uses 100% Wool Felt that is considered an ecological textile. This product gives a child an opportunity to discriminate various bell sounds, and observe the mesmerizing motion of sliding bells. Children use their strength to pull the paddles that have been joined by stretch cord apart.Teacher approved the Montessaurus Bell Sound Matching Activity aims to develop the ability to properly maneuver the object so that it performs the way it is intended, capability to distinguish different bell sounds, concentration and independence, and awareness towards the beauty of the material. This product works indirectly by helping the child to acquire gross and fine motor skills, and to give the child visual and tactile awareness of movement. The control of error appears in auditory discrimination, little bells make one sound, larger a different sound.
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