The imbucare box with a sliding lid is a Montessori classic that has been redesigned to serve multiple tasks. The main aim of the toy is to help children develop their sense of object permanence – the understanding that objects exist even if you can’t see them. The Montessori imbucare box contains two compartments and a sliding lid. The baby inserts the cylinders into the holes and slides the lid to expose them.
Recommended Age Period:
10 months and above.
How to introduce the activity to your child?
While introducing this activity, start with dropping one cylinder into the hole and sliding the lid to retrieve the cylinder. Make sure while presenting the activity to the child, your movements are done in a very calm manner and in slow motion, without explaining vocally. Give your child the space to explore and exercise as many times he/she wants but make sure to stay close and observe their actions.
When your child is proficient with one cylinder, introduce the rest.
What is included?
The Montessori imbucare box contains two compartments with a sliding lid and 6 wooden cylinders to satisfy the child’s need for repetition.
What will my child learn?
The size of the cylinders is perfect for those little fingers and helps in enhancing the developing Pincer Grasp. Repetition of this exercise provides the child with an opportunity of exploring the use of the hand, hones finger and wrist movement, as well as the experience of fitting objects into holes.
Sliding the lid to retrieve the cylinders is great for building fine motor skills, body balance, and hand-eye coordination. It develops and strengthens visual perception skills. It also teaches the child object permanence or the concept that something can disappear and still exist.
What is it made of?
The puzzle box is with birchply and the cylinders are handcrafted from ivory wood.
Please ensure adult supervision at all times.