04 February 2015

Montessori at home

montessori at home lower case alphabet

So I thought I would revive the slightly neglected Montessori at home. It sort of got left at the wayside as we moved and christmas was upon us. But I thought it was time to bring it on back! 

We have been doing little things here and there, but this is the first real 'project' I've set up for him to do recently, so of course I thought I'd document it to share!

I've mentioned recently about wanting to encourage Theo to draw more and be able to express himself that way too, so anything that involves using a pen grip and practicing mark making is good in my books. He's always shown an interest in letters, and has been able to write his name for a while now but that's about it. Also these tend to be in the upper case so I wanted to try and get him used to words and letters in the lower case. 

I have no idea at what age kids start to really write for themselves, and I'm sure it all differs from child to child. So whilst I'm not expecting him to start writing full sentences it would be nice to see him want to branch out from his own name. All in his own time though! 

So I thought this simple exercise would help him to practice tracing the letters, and help practice the pen grip.

I just simply drew the alphabet on our chalk wall and asked him to draw over them with water and a paintbrush! We talked through the directions and starting points when writing the letter, and he had fun watching the chalk disappear. 
montessori at home lower case alphabet
montessori at home lower case alphabet blackboard wall
montessori at home lower case alphabet blackboard wall
montessori at home lower case alphabet blackboard wall
montessori at home lower case alphabet blackboard wall
montessori at home lower case alphabet blackboard wall
montessori at home lower case alphabet blackboard wall
montessori at home lower case alphabet blackboard wall
montessori at home lower case alphabet blackboard wall
montessori at home lower case alphabet blackboard wall

So there you go! 

I was thinking that I might try and see if anyone else wanted to link up any crafts or home school type activities so we could take inspiration for new exercises? Let me know what you think! 


5 comments :

  1. I love this, so simple yet effective! Fran is obsessed with her chalkboard so I'll be stealing this idea (thank you very much! ;)) x

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  2. his grip looks really good! Wilf can recognise letters and spell his name but he can't get the grip right when drawing or painting so he gets frustrated it doesn't make the shapes he wants, you don't realise how we had to learn all these things do you! Lovely pics x

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  3. Love this - could link up or could just continue to be inspired by you and do your lovely ideas!

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  4. My girls used to love doing this! Can't wait to do it with Vega in a couple of years!

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  5. Oh I really love this idea - we have decided to home school our little man and he would love this - it's simple but so effective and fun

    Laura x

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