Smiling like Sunshine: Montessori activities for toddlers (5)

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Montessori activities for toddlers (5)

Derin has just turned two last week! My baby is a big boy now. He also started to Montessori nursery. He coped really well on his first day at the nursery and seems to enjoy it.
He has entered into a stage where he loves sitting down at the table and doing some activities. He spends quite some time doing these nowadays.

I showed him how to pour beans from one jug to another:

Posting little wooden buttons in a coin box

You could also use play money or big buttons and a slotted lidded box/jar.

Matching lollipop sticks with match sticks:

He wasn't quite interested with this one.

While we were busy with these, Defne (5yo) enjoyed playing with the sensory oatmeal tray.

Happily shared with Montessori Monday


  1. Great Activities I just pinned your post.


  2. Great hands on activities!]]-Veronica

  3. These are wonderful! My little boy is a couple months older than yours, but he would enjoy these trays too. I would love for you to share this post at What's on the Tray Wednesday!

  4. Thank you Sierra,heading off to yours now :)

    1. I am so glad you did, Isil :) I gave my Boogie soy beans last week to pour and he had such a great time! Thanks for the idea and for sharing at WOTT! Hope you will come back this week!

  5. Hi Isil!
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  6. It looks like he was enjoying himself! Thanks for sharing with the Afterschool Blog Hop!

  7. Isil thank you very much for placing this post at Natural Mothers Network's linky: Seasonal Celebration! You helped make Seasonal Celebration a wealth of intelligent, creative and resourceful information and it's been such a pleasure for me and many others to read through each post. I am really looking forward to seeing you again Sunday evening or Monday! Rebecca x

  8. I hope Derin is loving his experiences at the Montessori nursery. It looks like he does very well with Montessori-oriented activities, and it's wonderful that he's used to them from your work with him at home! :) Deb @


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