This was a fairly unstructured presentation.
I let him loose with the cards and the models, when he didn’t know the name of the vehicle I told him what it was, there were a couple of tough ones there like a wind surfer.
He matched them up with the photos, I read the labels to him.
He has since taken the models into the bath with him to play, so I’ve been able to help him name them while he has played.
I got this idea from Pinay Homeschooler, please check out this link to see her original post. I also bought her cards from here.
Note that the new editions of the Toobs have vehicles missing, I know that there were left over cards that didn’t match up with our sets. Sorry, I can’t for the life of me remember what they were!
2 years 11 months
Before going to bed we let A play something with us, usually a board game but tonight he wanted to play the ‘whale game’.
The ‘whale game’, as he calls, it is actually some three part cards I created featuring some big sea creatures. I’ll talk about them in another post I promise!
After he played the ‘whale game’ and packed it up with some prompting as to what goes where, he then got out the pink tower. Ignore the toilet rolls in the background 😂
It has been a few weeks since he tried this, so I was interested to see how he went. He was awesome. He even tried to ‘trick’ me with a few fake block choices😆. Although he’s still not so good at packing it away gently.
I didn’t get a photo of him jumping up and down so excited that he built it 😞
He then put the pink tower basket away, rolled up his mat, and put it away, all the while telling me how he liked the grey mat. He then brushed his teeth with a little bit of assistance, gave me a hug and a kiss, and toddled off into his bedroom with an arm full of cars and his dad.
Gosh I love Montessori and Dad’s turn for bed time duty.
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.
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.