Smiling like Sunshine: Montessori inspired activities

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Montessori inspired activities

At the moment, Derin is interested in puzzles. So I put this puzzle on our shelves last week. Although it's challenging for his age (27 months), he is showing great interest.

He also plays with this Bear Dress Up puzzle a few times during the day. 

Cutting up vegetables and fruits: He is really good at this now. I suppose I can teach him how to cut up some real fruit in a few weeks. (using a blunt knife)

Our spring sensory box: Packing peanuts, bubble wraps, foam butterlies,frogs,flowers and because Derin is very much into insects at the moment , a spider and a  dragon fly :)

I came across these brand new alphabet play dough cutters at the charity shop. They are a great tool for some play based learning.

Derin started to show an interest in numbers and letters so he enjoyed using the cutters.
 Defne LOVES writing and she immediately started to "write" her best friend's name.


  1. Thanks for giving me the idea of letting my toddler help cut some fruits! I knew it's a good activity but I completely forgot about it. I'll have him slice a banana tomorrow for his snack!

  2. oh! Those alphabet shape cutters are great. Sadly, I miss charity shops....aren't really any here in Canada. I love that your little guy is excited about puzzles - they are so great! Aodhan can spend hours with his puzzles and they are usually so great for connecting to bigger themes/literacy.

  3. That top puzzle looks really neat! My 2.5yo is very interested in puzzles right now!

    Thanks for sharing with Learning Laboratory at Mama Smiles =)

  4. We have the same teddy bear dress up puzzle. My son loves it! I love your spring sensory tub too. Looks like so much fun.

  5. You've reminded to bring out some puzzles I haven't yet introduced to my daughter. Thank you!

  6. Some fabulous activities there. i would love to find some alphabet cutters - a great charity shop find!

    Thanks for sharing on Family Frolics. :)

  7. Stopping by from Triple T Mum. Always love to see what your little man is up to. Puzzles are a huge hit over here too. Thanks for linking up to The Kids Co-op!

  8. We love our alphabet cutters! Yhanks for sharing on Fun sparks xx

  9. Thanks for sharing, alphbet cutters are great!! I am sure kids must be loving them.


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