DIY Montessori Inspired Activities for a 2-year-old

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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 the materials I find at home and natural pieces to create educational experiences based on my observations, my Montessori knowledge and her interests.

taking care of self.
– placing two choices of clothes on the shelf may encourage the child to start getting dressed on their own and with minimal assistance from adults.
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Emergent numeracy.
– 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 the child to correct themselves.

– matching activity with objects that are similar to each other presents a problem-solving opportunity for a young child

Storytelling using loose parts and manipulatives –

– it is very easy to attract attention and make the story more fun with a colourful setting. I have noticed it makes it easier for young children to remember and recall longer words and difficult names.

Emergent Literacy

– activities like shown below boost interest in learning new words and reinforce using already familiar words in a playful way.

Sensorial

– 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.

Fine Motor

– simple transferring activity with natural objects found in the garden is one way to support the development of fine motor and concentration.

Chores

– having minor responsibilities around the house from a very young age can be very beneficial for a 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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4 thoughts on “DIY Montessori Inspired Activities for a 2-year-old”

  1. Wow, same here, the emergent reader activity is so neat! I am going to do this today with my little guy. Thanks so much!

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