Smiling like Sunshine: Montessori activities for toddlers(1)

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Montessori activities for toddlers(1)

Derin turned 16 months the other day. Recently I have started introducing him to some Montessori activities. Of course, his attention span is still quite short but sometimes it is as long as 10 minutes!
Here are some of the Montessori activities we enjoy these days:

Dry pouring: transferring beans from one bowl to another, using a spoon
(I closely observe him during this since he is still at a mouthing stage)

Exploring knobless cylinders





Putting nesting cups inside of each other from largest to smallest



He loves putting things inside a box. So I  cut a little slit on a box. He loves posting D.'s big lacing buttons from the slit.

As for sensorial play, he enjoys playing with sand in the garden.


Linked to 1+1+1=1, Childhood 101 We Play link up and One Hook Wonder

8 comments :

  1. awwww... his attention may last just 10 minutes but he is doing his job very seriously.. :)

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  2. ingilterede yaz havası yasandıgına ve bizim burda hala manto giydigimize inanamıyorum!
    neslihan

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  3. He may only be little but he looks like he is so enthralled by these activities!

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  4. Yaban, he is the most serious guy ever :p

    Neslihan, Guildford su an 22 derece :)

    Kate,I love watching how they focus on what they do!

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  5. Those are all fabulous activities for a toddler. When I first started with Pita Pocket he wasn't able to work very long either; it's so neat to watch them mature in that way. Thanks for linking to Montessori Monday! :)

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  6. The look of concentration is priceless :)

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  7. thank you for sharing, my daughter is 16 months and I will be doing these activities with her. She loves playing with sand, I can't wait to see her little face when we try transferring beads from one bowl to the next xoxo Shanel

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