Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Teaching Montessori to a 1 Year Old

Little Bear is approaching 14 months. Each day, he seems more and more teachable.

Here are six great links about suggestions on teaching Montessori during the 2nd year.

Montessori, The Second Year: http://www.montessori.edu/0-3year2familytext.html

Toys, The Second Year: http://www.montessori.edu/0-3year2toystext.html

Music, Art and Language: http://www.montessori.edu/0-3year2musictext.html

Montessori Mom's Toddler Scope and Sequence Practical Lesson Ideas: http://montessorimom.com/toddler-scope-and-sequence-lesson-ideas-practical-/

Montessori Mom's Toddler Activities: http://blog.montessorimom.com/?p=35

Montessori Baby Blog: http://montessoribaby.blogspot.com/2007/04/13-months-favorite-activities.html

Here are some of the ideas I plan to use with Little Bear from the above website:
-Putting toothpicks into the top of a spice jar / pens into empty bottles with narrow necks
-Putting large poker chips into empty wipes containers/box with a slit in the top
-Shape sorting
-Washing hands in a basin
-Brushing hair
-Putting on sunglasses
-Playing with nested items (blocks, bowls)
-Sweeping or placing the dustpan right in the middle of my pile while I sweep
-Mopping (or really just swishing the mop around in a bucket of water)
-Taking a variety of small balls (ping pong, tennis, rubber, wooden) out of a muffin tin
-Using a spoon and fork to eat
-Walking up and down hills/over rough surfaces and climbing
-Reading familiar books

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