For the beginning of the school year, I’m going to focus on Montessori activities you can use at home. My Monday activity of the week for the next few weeks will include numerous activities within each of the Montessori curriculum areas. This week, the emphasis is on what could
This week’s activity of the week is an excellent Montessori practical-life exercise for developing poise, balance, and body awareness. In Montessori schools, walking on the line is often used to help preschoolers develop control of movement. The exercise can improve attention and self-control as well. Walking on the line can be an indoor
Maria Montessori believed young children have a deep sense of dignity and want to do the right thing. You can use Montessori techniques to teach your child how to do the right thing. Here are some Montessori principles you can use at home to teach manners. 1. Emphasize practical life
Last week’s activity of the week featured a pincer grip activity for transferring flower petals. This week’s activity of the week features a few pincer grip activities from Miss G’s Aussie Kindergarten. The page with the pincer grip activities also contains an explanation of Montessori practical life activities
Today’s activity of the week is actually two practical life activities with a garden theme from My Montessori Journey. Pictured is an adorable activity for using a strawberry huller to transfer silk flower petals from one miniature watering can to another. In the same post, My Montessori Journey has photos
Today’s activity of the week is from MommyMoment.ca. It includes a number of great activities related to the outdoors and gardening. There are practical life photos from the family’s spring gardening activities. Cultural activities are included when the children in the Montessori home preschool learn the parts of a rhubarb plant.
For today’s activity of the week, I chose a practical life activity that was always popular with children when I owned a Montessori preschool. Using an eggbeater will develop the child’s concentration and eye-hand coordination. The activity is especially good for eye-hand coordination because it involves the use of both hands. Of course, to avoid
Practical life (daily living) exercises are extremely important in Montessori education as they develop the child’s order, concentration, coordination, and independence. Because practical life is the starting point in Montessori education, I’m using a practical life activity as the first activity of the week. This week’s activity is a preliminary exercise on