Good morning! Cason has long been up, but Cameron has just decided to join us. He's ready to eat too. I made this little Montessori inspired nook for them with all their dishes and napkins in easy reach. When I first saw this little space, I had already given it that purpose. I like how they sometimes match the cup color with the plate. They still occasionally fight over certain colors though.😂 #itried
Whoever came up with the idea of using a wire shelf for weaving is a genius! It’s the perfect frame for introducing this activity. It’s nice and sturdy and raised so children can focus on the under-over motion of weaving. #weaving#finemotorskills
Counting using conkers for #mathsonmondays . We have a few horse chestnut trees on route to the park so we collected some conkers. Dadda may have also encouraged them to fall down by using a long stick we found on our walk 😊. If you don't have conkers you could use beads and make it an apple tree? 👍🏽
This number activity was set up for my youngest earlier, introducing small numbers that are relevant to her and using language such as more and less also. My girlies painted autumn trees yesterday so we used them for the activity otherwise they would have been very simply drawn. 😊
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J'ai encore une fois réaménagé la chambre de Rima. Elle grandit ses besoins changent, je me suis donc fait un plaisir à bouger les meubles .
Ce sont toujours les mêmes meubles, jai juste transformé son lit à barreaux, plus du tout adapté (d'ailleurs elle n'y dormait plus), en lit au sol. J'aimais beaucoup le design de ce lit mais depuis que je m'inspire de la méthode montessori à la maison, j'ai souhaité le transformer en lit au sol.
A la base ce n'est pas un lit évolutif et il n'est pas prévu pour être utilisé comme ça mais il a suffit d'enlever les pieds, un côté de barreau et de bricoler un peu pour en faire un lit au sol.
Balayer vers la droite pour voir l'évolution de la chambre depuis sa naissance...
It’s been too long since I’ve posted! Life caught up to me, (two sick kids & a sick hubby, work, and getting ready for M’s bday party) left social media in the rear view for a bit.
Anyone else have an independent child? M has always been very interested in doing things for himself and I 100% want to foster that desire. We have a variety of things in our home to help aid him in this: stools, faucet extenders, a lower handle/pull to the pantry, his plates & cups in a cabinet within his reach, a learning tower (you need one for your littles, trust me!) which is used for a variety of activities in the household especially with helping cook. We also spend a lot of time (and patience) teaching him things he wants to learn as well, dressing himself, cracking an egg when helping cook in the kitchen, showering by himself....the list goes on. Within the last few months M has shown an interest in preparing meals for himself so we’ve worked on simple things, waffles in the toaster, cereal, sandwiches...it’s been a bit messy, but totally worth it when you see the pride and confidence gained in doing these things.
One of the newest additions to the house have been plastic pitchers for M to get drinks when he wants them, or to pour milk for his cereal at breakfast. So far it hasn’t been the messy learning experience I thought it would be, stay tuned for the final verdict 😄
Tell me, what tricks do you have to help your independent little ones?
One, two, three... Do you have a little one who loves counting and learning as much as ours do?
Learning doesn’t have to be rigid or in a classroom. It can be haphazard, fluid and as individual as your child is. Take a moment to watch your little one play. How are they playing? What questions are they asking? What materials do they love using? Think about how you can expand their knowledge on an area they’ve shown interest in by using these materials and the style of play you’ve observed. It doesn’t have to be rocket science and you don’t need to buy expensive resources.
Watch. Listen. Your child will always lead the way. Today’s activity was inspired by doing just this. Take a look at the echidna craft we did the other day over on @anaturallyabundantlife. Instead of gluing the twig spikes onto his painted echidna, little A counted out the twig spikes over and over again. So I extended his learning by leaving out a tray of twigs and other nature loose parts he’d collected, along with empty jars and numbers next to each jar. It wasn’t long before little A found the activity and began counting out the sticks into each jar. He continued with the pebbles and then the gumnuts and then searched the house for other loose parts he could count and add to the jars. It was fun, free and took no time to set up. And best of all, it was inspired by little A’s love of counting and nature so it immediately captured his attention and naturally built on his learning.
Have a think. How does your little love to learn?
Thank you 💖 Kris for your kind words!! "By far one of the coolest toys Harper will ever own! Many of you were very curious after seeing this contraption in my stories, here’s what you need to know: great for developing motor skills, works best for ages 1-4, promotes imagination and independent play.
The theory behind the Pikler triangle is that a child who is allowed to move freely and without restriction is more careful and learns how to fall safely, whereas a child who is overly protected and whose movements are restricted puts him/herself in more danger because he/she has not experimented his/her own capacities and limits. A HUGE thank you to @wiwiurka_toys for this beautiful piece!" Photo by @homewithharper
We welcomed autumn with a long walk this afternoon. Always interesting when you take bikes and scooters 😊. We also got rained on but thankfully we were all wrapped up well and along the way my girlies found some more nature treasures. We shared this book on our return which has been a popular bedtime story for the past few nights. It's a lovely read to welcome in autumn, full of sweet illustrations and great descriptive language which inspired my little ladies to paint some autumn looking trees, similar to those spotted on our walk. -
I hope these beauties are enjoying their new home
I thought they were the perfect birthday gift for my dear friend’s wee one
They are beautiful to look at, lovely to hold and they are wonderful for open ended play
I love watching my children playing with these toys, it’s amazing to see their imaginations run free
Do you ever find yourself laughing away at what they come up with? 😆
Click the link in the bio to have a look at our beautiful collection of wooden toys and decorations 😍👆🏻💚
🐚 Shell Sorting.
A little #montessori at the beach work. He was more interested in the seagulls for the majority of the time but it was nice to have him sit + sort the shells we found on the beach for a little while.
I brought this little painters palette tray with us + thought this would be a great activity.
I would think an egg carton would be fabulous as well + you could close the egg carton + carry the shells home in it!
I love coming up with different ideas to use natural materials with so he can be in tune with the natural world!