Monday, August 9, 2010

Montessori Monday

Now that M is three, we are starting working more seriously with the Montessori activities. This week's favorite activities included spooning lentils . . .

and working with our phonetic objects. We are working on C, M, A, and T right now.

M's dad and brother made her a wooden version of the geometric insets. By working these she is not only learning the shapes, but getting her fine motor skills ready for writing as well. So far she is into tracing them, but not into coloring the shapes in yet.

She also enjoyed lacing with her flower and bug shaped beads.

She did spend one day working with the moveable alphabet, but I didn't get a photograph that day. We have many of the beginning Language Arts and Math materials available for M right now, and starting in September we will begin working in some of the Science and Geography & Culture materials as well. We don't have enough room to have everything out at once, so we'll be rotating materials as she shows interest and mastery.

I am linking this post up to Mondays Montessori Moment at Mommy Moment and to Montessori Mondays at One Hook Wonder.


  1. Looks like you had a fun week! I love your version of the metal insets!
    Where did you purchase your phonetic objects? I still need a few more but am not having much luck finding them.

    Our little one just turned 2 and I am trying to spend a bit more time introducing some basic (practical life) to her!

    Thanks for linking up with Mondays Montessori Moment, have a lovely day!

  2. So intent and peaceful. Beautiful

  3. I love your self-made geometric stencil - the men in M's life are both loving and crafty :)

  4. The handmade geometric stencil is great! Ver cool! Love all of the works she is doing.
    Your language objects are nice too. Did you make or purchase those?
    Very nice post...hope that you will pop by to say hello on my blog:)

  5. Also, I just signed to follow your blog:)

  6. Thank you for all your kind comments. For those who asked, our phonetic objects were mainly purchased. The initial set came from Montessori N Such (two objects for each letter), and then the rest were purchased individually from craft and hobby stores. A few items were made from felt (sock, vest).

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