DIY Montessori Inspired Activities for a 2-year-old05:41
Don't you enjoy seeing your precious bundle of joy grow and become smarter, stronger, more independent, confident, playful and engaged with the world around them. I get so much satisfaction from creating and supporting my child's growth along the way and be able to contribute to it. I received a wonderful set of toys and activities as a giveaway from one awesome Montessori mum, we bought a few educational toys from Preloved baby markets, but it has been a while since we purchased anything for her. I just enjoy using materials I find at home and natural pieces to create educational experiences based on my observations, my Montessori knowledge and her interests.
- placing two choices of clothes on the shelf may encourage child to start getting dressed on their own and with minimum assistance from adults.
- simple DIY activity for learning to follow directions, opposite colours by placing white pebbles on the black crosses, counting pebbles and matching quantity to numerals.
- counting pegs and matching them to the primary colours to help child to correct themselves.
- matching activity with objects that are similar to each other presents a problem solving opportunity for a young child
- it is very easy to attract attention and make story more fun with colourful setting. I have noticed it makes it easier for young children to remember and recall longer words and difficult names.
- activities like shown below boost interest in learning new words and reinforce using already familiar words in playful way.
- stimulating touch and smell using natural objects and learning about different textures. This can be applied for sorting objects on rough and smooth, or large and small; for I spy games etc.
- simple transferring activity with natural objects found in the garden is one way to support development of fine motor and concentration.
- having minor responsibilities around the house from a very young age can be very beneficial for child's self-esteem and another way to build their sense of belonging and confidence.
There you go. Now go ahead and leave a comment below to share your favourite DIY Montessori inspired activities.
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