But it's hard for me to know which ones I want to buy. I have found a few "duds" as far as curriculum goes.
However, I recently found this Montessori infant lesson online which I love. I hope to buy the entire book soon:
Language Activities: Introduction
General Points to Remember about Presenting Language Activities
Language Activity 8: Providing Specific Objects When Requested
Developing recognition skills.
Laying the foundation for putting-away activities; developing cognitive and motor abilities.
Three feeding objects: cup, spoon, bowl.
This activity helps accustom the infant to using a tray to sort and carry dishes and utensils. For this reason, no work mat is used.
- As the infant acquires experience and skill in correctly identifying objects and placing them in the basket, increase the number and complexity of the objects. At first, choose objects that can be named in words of one or two syllables, and start with the following letters: m, p, b, t, d. These are the sounds that most infants make naturally. Examples: beads, ball, baby, block, bed, bug, blanket, basket, bowl, dish, duck, doll, mat, mitten, pin, pen, pot, puppet, tub, teddy, top. Then progress to more complex words.