That’s what’s on our shelf right now. We have also tried some pasting but I don’t think he’s ready even though he has asked for it several times. We also have a stereognostic/mystery bag and some finger puppets out. You can use the 16 months tag at the bottom of this post to see … More Activities at 16 Months
Eggs are fragile. Whether handling raw eggs, cracking them, peeling or slicing them, extra care is required to get the desired results. While this requirement might seem like a good reason to prevent children from working with eggs, it is the exact reason why children, even toddlers should work with them. Working with eggs provides the … More Teaching Gentleness through Practical Life
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I then light the burner on very low heat. He sometimes turns it around and when it’s ready, he uses the spatula to transfer it to the plate and enjoys it… sometimes right at the kitchen counter and other times at his table. I hope you can see some of the practical considerations in action. … More Cooking with a Toddler: Making an Omelette
With the holidays and several trips during the 15th month, I did not get to take proper pictures of our shelf but here are some instagram pictures of “new” activities that were explored. More than anything, there was a lot of motion this month. A lot of walking and running. Most of his time was … More Activities at 15 Months
When working with a child in the kitchen, there are a few considerations that need to be taken into account. A comfortable work surface: This can be a low table or a kitchen helper/learning tower kind of solution. We have both because different tasks require different surfaces. You can see both at use in this video. … More Cooking with a Toddler: Some Practical Considerations
Handling With this series, I hope to highlight some of the philosophical applications of Montessori that are often ignored while people focus mostly on the materials. One of them is the attitude to the child especially during handling. In her book Understanding the human being, Silvana Montanaro defines handling as body contact with the child … More Applying Montessori Principles from Birth: Handling the child
Yesterday, my son woke up, walked out of the room and immediately signed “hungry”. He then walked into the kitchen and pointed to his apron and signed for putting it on. I handed it to him (I need to install a lower hook), he put it on and proceeded to pull out his kitchen helper … More Why Practical Life?
I’ve been meaning to set this up for several months but did not have a small mirror and was just generally procrastinating. Recently there has been a big surge in interest for all things care of self. He wants to dress himself, brush his hair, put some powder on and even wipe himself. It was … More A Toddler Care of Self Table
My son has been very interested in several things recently. He thirsts for words. He points to items and names them or asks for us to name the ones that he doesn’t know. He also brings us some of the pictures of family members that we have around the house and wants us to name … More Building Vocabulary with Language Objects and Cards