I have so much to write about that it sometimes overwhelms me and I just don’t write. Does that happen to you? Well I decided to start simple and make myself a list and hopefully it keeps my thoughts on track.
- Activities at 13 months
- Activities at 14 months
- Dealing with Difficult Behavior – Practical Solutions
- A love for books
- Practical Life – The Key…
- Care of self and the environment
- Kids in the kitchen – Getting started
- Grace and Courtesy
- Order – A key to independence
- Observation – The Montessorian’s Super Power
I told you I had a lot to write about. Several of these posts have been drafted so I’ll just use this list as my guide.
Ok so I’ll start of with Activities at 13 months. I only changed some of the materials from the 12 months post.
This is our shelf at 13 months
I wrote about the open and close box already. This has been an continues to be a huge hit.
I don’t have an individual picture of the truck but I added it on a whim and it worked so well that I will add something similar every month. I observed that when he works for long with several materials back to back, he then picks the truck and it lets him cool off for lack of a better description.
The other new material that was available to him this month were these stacking and nesting blocks. I noticed him trying to stack everything. from trash cans to fruits so I put this out and he really likes it. I was surprised by his ability to balance them properly. He every checks and adjusts as needed. Sometimes I hand him the boxes one at a time and other times, I just let him do his thing and the results are usually beautiful.
I noticed a change in his pattern of work this month. When he chose to work, he would choose work after work, focus on each one and put away when done. I’m not sure if it’s due to maturity or if the materials this month captured his interests so much but I was pleased. I made an amazing video that I was going share but somehow deleted it.
There was also a ton of practical life work this month but I’ll leave that for the practical life post. I hope this gives you ideas for your little ones.
Live a Good Life!