I have been spending alot of time lately at 4 Real reading, learning and discussing more about Maria Montessori’s teachings. There is so much to learn and so much to organise. However I decided if I waited till I had everything just perfect I would never be able to start.
Last Friday Jelly Bean and I went op shopping for a couple of items. She was most excited with the baskets and tongs that we found. She came home all eager to use ‘her presents’. So although I wasn’t ready, not really, as I had intended to read the presentations properly first I set her up with her first activity. Of course Princess had to join in.
In our new baskets, (a 20c find) I placed a jar of buttons, small glass dishes and tongs. The object was for Jelly Bean to sort the buttons grouping colours together. After a while it became obvious that tongs were too difficult for Jelly Bean and she swapped to a spoon.
Of course Princess was not going to be left out and she joined in the fun. A few things were learnt in the course of the activity. Next time I will find more controlled objects than buttons as we had too many colours. However I did learn that both girls are more than keen.