15 February 2014

montessori at home

 This week we made a simple colour matching game using Theo's trains. This is a great game and can be used to help learn the colours of different objects and to practice matching skills.

First I asked Theo to name the colours then put the trains on what he thought was the matching colour.

Theo completed this task quite easily so I think next time I would perhaps get him to select the correct coloured train out of a whole selection of trains instead of having the correct ones already sorted out to make it more challenging. This game could used in lots of different ways to, say with pictures of fruit and vegetables to match colours and learn names. There are lots of variations to try!

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  1. Wow this is such a good idea, and looks very simple to do. I'm definitely going to give it a try this week. I would love to send E to a Montessori school but there isn't one near us, so I'm always on the look out for montessori style activities I can do with her at home. Thanks x

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    1. I'm constantly surprised at how simple some of these activities are, it's great that montessori can a bit more accessible.

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  2. I really love these Montessori posts and this is such a lovely idea, I am going to try something like this as I just think it's a perfect way to learn and engage with the little ones. We do a lot of stuff surrounding our every changing and growing nature table - I should really do a post about it, anyway really enjoying your posts :)

    Laura x

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    1. aw thanks! Nature tables are such a good idea, we always come home from walks with our pockets stuffed with treasures we found, but somehow we've never really established a nature table, would love to see what you do with yours!

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  3. great idea :) we used to do things like this with the girlies when they were little{er}

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  4. This looks brilliant - we have got all of those trains too (good old Thomas!!) so I will definitely look at doing this - I think my 2 year old would love it!

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    1. hah yep so many thomas trains! Yeh I'd say it would be perfect for a two year old (perhaps I should put what ages they're suitable from in there!) Think it was a little too simple for a three year old, will be trying some different variations on this one I think!

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  5. lovely! I kind of forget how much they get out of activities like this, yesterday Wilf got into the bag of xmas decorations (that we hadn't yet put back in the loft) and I found him half an hour later just quietly pairing the baubles into their same colours. Reminds me I need to set activities like this up that will keep him amused! x

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    1. hah we have decorations that we seem to forget to even take down and kind of blend into our normal room! But yeh toddlers seem obsessed with things being neat and ordered so things like this are great!

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  6. Such a good idea, and simple too. Amelie's going to a Montessori nursery, I love the whole ethos really.

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    1. oh that's sweet, hope she's enjoying it!

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