I wrote posts about Solu’s activities at different ages and it has helped me t0 look back on them. Unfortunately, I have not written much about Metu’s activities because life has been so much busier with two children and we have been traveling a lot since he was born. He has had activities set up for him too since he was born but there have been some differences. He has generally had fewer activities at a time than Solu had because he is also interested in Solu’s activities. Also because we have moved a lot, I have had to made do and adapt to wherever we are. The final difference is that he has spent more time on real opportunities for activities vs. shelf activities.
This was our set-up when we first arrived in Perugia. Metu is home alone with a carer during the day so most of the workspace is for him.
Not a lot of materials and so much plastic compared to Solu’s shelves at 13 and 14 months, but we have made the best of our situation and he has really gotten a chance to perfect his knowledge of them and become creative. Above all, it has made me appreciate even more the essence of Montessori parenting. It is so much more than perfect wooden toys 🙂
Metu also has a lot of real/practical life opportunities too. I will write about these in a separate post.