Smiling like Sunshine: Montessori inspired activities for my 27 month old

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Montessori inspired activities for my 27 month old

It has been about 3 months since Derin (27 months)  started attending to a Montessori nursery. He only goes two days a week, for 3 hours but it has had a huge impact. I love how he puts an activity back on the shelf when he is finished! I really enjoy observing his development. As he gets closer to 2.5 years,his attention span is getting longer.
Here are some activites we have been doing recently.

Knobbed cylinders
These knobbed cylinders are great for fine motor skills and they teach children so much about dimensions.

Playing with wooden shapes:Here he is making a train!

Opposites puzzle
We have just started playing with puzzles. He is getting better at connecting them. I love this opposites puzzle because it opens up lots conversations.
Getting really good at this!

Wooden shape sorter

Matching the colours of the wooden objects
Introduction to sandpaper numbers

Derin is showing great interest in numbers and letters at the moment,so I introduced these sandpaper numbers. He loves tracing them.

Happily shared with Montessori Monday, Link & Learn, and After School Party

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  1. My 2.5yo would love this! I need to put together some Montessori activities for her.

  2. Great activities! None of the Montessori schools around us go only two days a week, so that's great you have that option where you live.

  3. These look great - we don't really have any montessori style toys but they do look fab.

    Thanks for sharing on Family Frolics - I love your support and your posts! :)

  4. fab ideas will be certain to look into further. I've only just started hearing about Montessori on here x

  5. Super ideas! We just love Montessori Materials!

  6. I think it's fantastic you can see the developmental changes in him and even better that you're keeping a record of his development. What a baby book journal he'll get when he's older!

  7. I love the idea of sandpaper numbers.

    Thanks for linking to Science sparks xx


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