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blog I promise my approach is not changing sweet friends! I have a lot of interest in my Instagram when readers see my girls playing with certain toys, or perform certain activities and am excited to have a place to share some of the Montessori toys inspired enjoyed in our home. Obviously your children need not be in a Montessori school to benefit from these toys! These undefined activities directed self are so funny … and possibly the best part is that no batteries required!
A great way to introduce not only handwriting letters, but let them focus on the shapes of the letters before having to hold a pencil, at the same time! I give them blocks or cards with words or just a letter to the practice day. The handles make it easy to be independent of him out and put it away too.
Obviously, I’m in love with a toy full of vegetables and fruits! My son loves to fill baskets and is very fun to see the light turns off when you finally find a way to sort by color!
The blocks are the ultimate toy open play! The girls use their blocks every day from 2 years to oldest!
This form of classification and adaptation is a classic activity Montessori rooms and is a fun, different to keep touch with the hand puzzle. They can also be used as templates!
Another classic activity Montessori, this size game awareness pipe is simple but keeps young children and young elementary children occupied and engaged.
By far my room most used in my house – from far! We have 2 small standers assistant and having a way for smaller safely to help with washing, food preparation, or even crafts at the counter is so useful! This is a great gift idea if you have a baby or toddler – who know differently if achieved a toy or not – this will be used for literally years. The girls start using about 1 year, and my 6 year old son still wears when I have a higher pot on the stove -. Which places it just above her so she can safely remove
Yes it can be noisy, but I love the use of musical instruments to display the rhythm, counting numbers, and just have a fun dance party!
The Montessori environment provides children in the use of utensils actual / regular younger than most court rules ages. Already in the nursery it is true apple slicers and regular knives used to teach children with proper food preparation. It is a fun set to start with small children to introduce the concept!
This is a great game for development of the ability to feel something and be able to match it to a form. This game can be adapted to any age. Babies love to look at the ways young children like to work on putting the shapes in the right places, and older children can play the game where you pick a tile and then find a way to match in the bag without looking .
A fun way to introduce math concepts!
I love how this grows with children. Babies love to look at colors and see the grains move and older children can use for counting, sorting, separating and learn the value of 10. My oldest still used often.
We love this great puzzle ground! Montessori begins at the youngest ages teaching a sense of community and caring for more than just themselves. They start with learning about the world and then move to countries, etc. so using puzzles world to begin the process of learning this.
skills of practical life are one of my favorite aspects of the Montessori method because they are things that will not only help the father now, but are skills that children will use for a lifetime. Small children are specifically in this open window of time in which like help setting the stage for cleaning help is a great idea! This is another skill that brings children a sense of accomplishment and pride as well.
Practical Life Puzzle Together
We have gotten a lot of use of this Locks and joint locks and board Basic Skills . A great way to practice very useful and practical functions such as fasteners, clips, zippers and exterior or interior buttons
This is another classic activity in a Montessori classroom. Toddlers and even older children love * * pour! It seems so simple, but still relaxing. They are learning a lot during this activity also from the strength of the science of how a sponge and how to clean if something spills works.
This is a favorite puzzles my girls . Not only because the patterns are very neat – but because the blocks can be very open ended if desired. She often takes the forms of the boards and make your own creations!
Sewing is a practical skill for all children they have and this is a great way to introduce this concept!
This is another toy of girls use every day! Open unlimited use of drawings to practice letters and numbers!
The gift of a story seems so simple but reality is the gift of spending time with children. Even young children and early readers who may not be able to sound the words out of these classic books will enjoy the classic tales, when a loved one is reading them. It always amazes me the “old children’s books” that my 2 year old son loves listening! And there’s something about holding a real book in hand against a tablet IMHO * *!
This can be adapted for younger learners counting, older children to learn to add and subtract. There is something about having these specific objects in front of them to see the numbers as they learn.
Lots of different skills, all in a small toy ! The clamps are great for my older girls while my 2 year old son uses only his hands. In the older girls working on addition and subtraction and my 2-year-old works on things that fit into the spaces and colors. It is a great toy!
I love the use of activities of practical life for the development of motor skills and fun this task is so good for the muscles of the hand motor required for fine writing. Children are fascinated by this work! It seems so simple, but every time I’m in the classroom children have to work this one out.
Another toy that can grow with their children, they see and spell the puzzle together may be more to match letters and early reading, my older children also practice spelling and writing each word after making puzzles.
I got this workbook for my girls older every Christmas for the last couple of years! They love all the activities of both, and while my oldest daughter is beyond having to learn to use scissors, cut loves everything out to put the pieces together and do activities.
Seeing this particular picture of how rhyming words it is a simple step towards your new reader to take the words to read. I love them to prepare in the car, or keep in a basket at home to explore while waiting for dinner or during quiet time.
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