Κυριακή, 23 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

Montessori For Toddlers: Nature Basket


Hello and welcome to my new series...Montessori For Toddlers!
In these posts you're gonna see how we implement the montessori philosophy at our home with our little toddler Nereus. What is different here, is that we don't have much space in this house. Nereus doesn't have his own room and most of the times finding a space in each room for him has been a huge challenge. Did I mention that we don't have much money? So, if you live in a very small house and there are not much money to spend or just seeking for ideas, I hope to inspire you and maybe you could try some of the activities and tips with you littles!

Today I want to share with you, something that we have started recently. The inspiration came after reading this book and taking the challenge to spend some time in the woods everyday for 21 days. I was so excited to do this but Nereus had other ideas. Like staying home. Crazy kid.

Those times we did reach the woods though, were so fun for both of us in a unique way. Among other activities, Nereus loved collecting rocks and pinecones. I got him a little basket to put them in and a magnifying glass to examine them! Do your research in flea markets and second hand shops first. If you can't find what you want, check out this amazing little basket and this magnifying glass!

His little treasure basket is on his table so he can has access to it whenever he wants. He loves taking out his finds daily and checking them out, telling me their names and their colors. He never forgets to remind me that we have to arrange a walk to take these back to the woods. This way kids learn to respect nature and that not everything belongs to them. It's a good start for not being materialists in the future.


Please let me know, do you have a nature basket with you kids?

Do you generally collect things you find in nature?

Montessori Monday

2 σχόλια:

  1. I love this new series! Amar'e went through a phase of collecting rocks and leaves. She would love to bring in the leaves from our driveway. I'm still finding leaves in the strangest of places!

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