Sensorial activities are the best way to introduce your child to the world around them. They allow children to explore textures and shapes, play with matching activities and sort objects by size and color. Sensory bins are also great for helping kids develop their fine motor skills as they use their hands to pick up items from within the bin.
Practical Life Activities
Practical Life Activities
Practical life activities are a way to help your child become independent and self-sufficient. They also teach important life skills, such as how to set the table or wash dishes. You can start with simple tasks like setting out cups and plates, then move on to more complex ones like folding laundry or washing clothes in the sink (instead of using a machine).
Reading stories is one of the best ways to develop your child’s language skills. Read aloud with your child and ask them questions about what they’ve read. You can also make up stories together, or tell them stories that you remember from when you were young.
Another way to encourage language development is by singing songs together! This is a fun activity that will help your child learn new words while also improving their listening skills and memory retention abilities (because they’ll have to remember all those words).
If reading isn’t really your thing, don’t worry–there are plenty of other ways for kids to practice their vocabulary in other ways too! For example: writing stories; playing word games like Scrabble or Boggle; telling jokes; describing pictures/objects without using any words at all…the possibilities are endless!
- Counting objects: Counting is a foundational skill for all children, and it’s important to start early. You can use this activity to help your child learn numbers and develop fine motor skills.
- Making patterns: Patterns are another way that children can practice their math skills while also learning about repetition and order. The more they practice these things, the better they’ll become at recognizing them in real life situations!
- Exploring geometry: Geometry is an important element of Montessori education because it helps children understand how shapes relate to each other in space (and even on paper). This is why we recommend introducing this subject early on so that your child will have time before graduation day comes around again–you don’t want him or her struggling with geometry problems during senior year!
- Drawing and painting.
- Exploring color mixing.
- Making collages.
- Building with blocks, or any other material you have on hand (such as Legos or Play-Doh).
- Observing nature
- Conducting experiments
- Exploring magnets
- Making a terrarium
- Playing instruments
- Exploring rhythm
- Creating music
- Singing songs
Movement is an important part of the Montessori curriculum, and it’s important for your child to learn how to move in an organized way. The following activities will help your child develop their motor skills:
- Dance classes (ballet and jazz are great for this)
- Obstacle courses or scavenger hunts
- Board games
- Card games
- Memory games
- Strategy games
Nature walks are a great way to explore the outdoors, discover plants and animals, collect items for your nature collection and sketching nature.
You can take a nature walk in your neighborhood or go out on an adventure with your family. You might want to bring along binoculars so that you can get closer views of birds or other wildlife.