This isn’t really worth a blog post but it is something I have been meaning to do 🤫
I drew on the front of the drawers using a paint pen.
I’m feeling Montessori motivated today 😆
2 1/2 years
A has been counting lately... well trying to. He has trouble with four but sometimes he can get right up to ten.
I bought this ice try from Daiso during the holidays and figured now was a great time to introduce him to the counting box.
It’s pretty cool because the moulds are large and it has a lid. I’m looking for a similar one now with 10 spaces.
To introduce it I acted excited about what was in the box - I held it upside down so he couldn’t see. I gave hints like it starts with a ‘b’ sound and it’s something you could eat. So once I flipped it over he was pretty into it.
I had put a banana in each space - which also helps with one to on correspondence.
I took the lid off and then we counted them together. I asked A to take out the bananas and put them on the lid - one at a time - and then we counted again.
I then asked A to put them back again - one and a time - and he counted them as he did so. He put them back in the spaces fairly randomly but oh well... I think he did a great job of counting!
The only issue is that he loves miniature things so much he has now pinched all the bananas and put them in his pocket 😆
The next time we play I’ll swap out the banana for something else... maybe cars.
I thought I had read my little man right because he has been counting heaps lately. I wasn’t really interested in teaching him the actual numbers just have them out so he can see them and get used to numerals. Even then he wasn’t really interest them.
This activity should have been a winner. A loves stickers but he did not want to do this at all. In the end I think he put one sticker on the page and called it done 😆
This Melissa & Doug puzzle was too hard for A to put back together but he really enjoyed taking the numbers out. We also counted some of the pictures underneath.
This tray was a winner! I bought the plastic numbers from Riot! And got A to thread them all up.
A then played fishing boat in the washing basket - just too cute.
The book we had on display was the ‘Montessori Number Work’ by Bobby and June George.
A liked runningbhis fingers over the numbers and we did some counting but he go bored pretty quickly.
Hi, I'm Pamela. A nail crazy lady with green hair. I live in outback Queensland with my toddler and my husband. I love books, writing and crafting. For more info about me go to my 'About' page.