Tuesday, 23 September 2008

A Montessori Morning

My folks have been eager to see Ebi-kun doing some Montessori work, so yesterday we had a work morning. It started off well, I used this cloths peg idea from Julie's blog, again to reinforce the numerals. He did really well just getting 6 and 9 muddled up.
I put spots on the back so that when he turned the lot over he could self check, of course the bright spark pulled off clip number '10' which has 1 spot on the back (so that the dots also go from 1-10 not 10-1 when the hanger is turned over) and told me I had put it on wrong and made a mistake. No matter how much explaining was done he still insisted I had screwed up!
Soon the hanger was boring so we had the pegs standing up then clipped to the rug and then finally clipped to my moms leg - all good practice.
The next thing he picked to do was threading beads, this surprised me since he hasn't had it out for ages, to make it more difficult I put the box of beads in my bedroom so he had to remember which bead he needed when he went to collect it. Of course he had to hop to and from the bedroom, I am surprised he didn't fall down the stairs in the process.
He did that for quite some time and then got the knobless cylinders out, he built towers with them and the knocked them down and decided it was snack time. He prepared his own snack - crackers, cream cheese and ham but then after snack time he wouldn't settle to do anymore work so I just let it go. Normally we go back and do another hour or so.
Today is a national holiday  but daddy-ebi had to go to work :o( so we are going to a friends birthday picnic in the park, the weather looks lovely, hope it holds for the day.

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  1. Thanks for the props! Enjoy your mom's visit.

  2. hey there, i have just found your blog and i love it! It's great to see Monte in action and the different activities your son enjoys. My DS is a year younger so i hope you don't mind if i bookmark you for inspiration :)
    thanks! Michelle.


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