Creating Outdoor Montessori Activities for Practical Life is possible and actually easy! A child finds joy in activities we adults view as work or as every day routine. Once a child witnesses these activities in “real” life, he wants to model the activities, again and again. Practical Life activities are typically introduced when the child first enters the […]
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Geoboards are a great addition to a Montessori classroom or math learning center. The work develops the three-finger grip, preparing the child for writing. There is also patterning, which helps develop mathematical thinking. There is even beginning science concepts with the stretching of the rubber bands. You can’t go wrong with these boards! There versatility […]
Sewing a wonderful early learning activity for children. We recently used felt, yarn, and cotton balls to create a pumpkin. The great part about this activity is that you can adjust it to the age of the child with the type of needle, the type of thread, and how much the child owns the process. […]
Card Sewing is a wonderful sequence within the Montessori Early Childhood classroom. Invite child, have child retrieve rug, and then take the basket to the rug for the sewing activities. Montessori Practical Life: Card Sewing Activities Identify & remove materials from the basket: “Scissors. Sewing Card. Yarn. Needle.” Have child measure yarn using the edge of […]
Montessori Practical Life Basting Activity Remove tray from the shelf. Apron procedure. Identify items on the tray. “This is a sponge.” “This is a glass with water. This glass is empty. This is a baster.” “Neck.” “Hole.” “Bulb.” Using 3-finger grip, demonstrate squeezing bulb. (Two fists if necessary.) Place back on the tray and offer the […]
Large Bead Stringing is one of the first works within Practical Life’s Care of the Environment. Lacing toys provide a powerful yet simple exercise that develops fine motor skills as well as concentration and focus. With patterning, Lacing Beads also provide a young child exposure to early math. Bead stringing is a great activity to […]