Since I am so fortunate to be able to stay at home with McKenzie, we have decided to put the time we have together to good use. My wonderful friend Missy has given us a great platform to get started on. The Montessori Method is a child-centered, alternative educational method based on the child development. Its method of education is characterised by emphasising self-directed activity, it is to stress the importance of adapting the child’s learning environment to his or her development level, and the role of physical activity in the child’s absorbing abstract concepts and learning practical skills.
Our first activity we tried today was moving beans from one bowl to the other from left to right, either using the spoon or her hands. She was occupied for at least twenty minutes moving the beans around. It was so cool to watch her concentrate on moving the beans on the spoon without spilling them! This was the first of many activities to come!!!
thanks Missy for all your help!!!