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Puzzles games are a great learning tool for toddlers and young children as they foster many skills and mental learning advantages and opportunities. For example, cognitive skills; problem solving; fine motor development; hand to eye coordination; social and self-esteem are just a few critical learning skills your child is encouraged to develop at some point in his/her early life. I introduced this 2 pieces jigsaws recently. There are many 2 pieces jigsaws from Orchard toys, I found ours in a charity shop. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #23months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Activities such as coin sorting encourage children to focus attention on the sensory characteristics of the objects: visual appearance, textures, weight, dimensions, color, relative size, smells, tastes, and sounds. By working with sensorial materials such as coin sorting, children are given knowledge not through teaching, but through experiencing it for themselves. Observing, comparing, and sorting objects prepare children for the beginnings of logic, reason, and abstract thought. Montessori saw the importance of the manipulation of objects to aid children in better understanding their environment. She designed the sensorial exercises to cover every quality that can be perceived by the senses such as size, shape, composition, texture, loudness, softness, matching, weight, temperature, etc. Young children who do these activities find learning math and reading much easier. They develop visual acuity and discrimination which, in order, enable them to easily master letters and numbers when it is needed. Montessori activities are always done from top to bottom and left to right to prepare the child for reading and writing. When children work with sensorial materials like coins, there is a “control of error” where they can check their own work without the need for a help. This helps children work independently and develop problems solving skills. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #23months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Using play dough (or in fact any type of dough) with young children is beneficial in so many ways. The malleable properties of play dough make it fun for investigation and exploration as well as building up strength in all the tiny hand muscles and making them ready for pencil and scissor control. Poking in objects and pulling them out of play dough strengthens hand muscles and co-ordination. As part of simple, tactile play it can be squashed, squeezes, rolled, flattened, chopped, cut, scored, raked, punctured, poked and shredded! Each one of these different actions aids fine motor development in a different way, not to mention hand-eye co ordination and general concentration. And as soon as you add another element to it, the list of benefits and creative play possibilities continues to grow! #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #23months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

This screw driver board will help teach children from 2 to 6 y/o the practical life skill of using a screw driver. The board has separate compartments to hold the driver and the bolts after the child has removed them. The child can either practice simply twisting the screws to tighten and loosen them or can use the screwdriver to learn how to use this tool and how to turn his wrist. The screws can also be twisted using the fingertips, in order to improve strength and dexterity in the 3 fingers required for the pincer (or tripod) grip which is used when writing.  One of the hidden benefits of this material is the subtle inspiration it provides for the turning of the wrist. This is an important, but often unnoticed, stage in a childs progression towards fine motor refinement and writing skills. Younger children tend to use an overhand grasp for writing, painting or using scissors. As a childs motor skills develop, the wrist begins to turn into an underhand position - the position that you will find your adult hand is if you pick up a pen right now. When a child begins experimenting with this grip, it becomes apparent that the motions are more controlled, as they are based on the smaller and more precise motions of the wrist and fingers, and writing or drawing can be sustained for longer periods. This is particularly important in a world where even our youngest children are frequently engaged with communication technology; a swipe or tap on the screen of a smartphone (or tablet) is done in the overhand position, as it is typing on a keyboard. Please note: Many Montessori educators/classrooms would consider that this is not to be considered a Practical Life exercise in the purest sense as it does not serve a real practical purpose (ie. the screws are simply being driven into the block, they do not actually hold anything together in a building process). It does, however, hold value as a fine motor exercise and can act as a useful preparatory (or remedial) adjunct to more practical building activities. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies

Hello everyone! We are back home and in the next days I will post some activities that we did during the holidays! But first, I would like to share with you our “travel box”. I copied the idea from @nickav25 and I think it is brilliant! We used it at the airport, on the plane, at the restaurant, when we visited some friends without kids, and so on. I took a lunchbox and I filled it with some crayons, stickers, some paper and pencils, some stampers, a special memory game that we received for Christmas, and a little toy camera made out of paper just because I liked it ;). It turned out to be really useful! It got us some playing time when we had to wait at the restaurant or for the boarding procedure of the plane. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #23months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting #travelwithkidstips #travelwithkids

This is the last day of the year when I post something on this page. I’m taking a break until the second week of January (the first week of January we will be in Italy on holiday 😍). I hope you will wait for me also without a lot of posts, suggestions, activities. I need to spend some time with my family and to get some rest. The reason is that we will have another baby next year! ❤ Thank you for following me through this parenting’s journey. Have a very happy Christmas and a wonderful new year! See you soon! #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #22months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Toddlers love to be given a choice. So I let Sofia pick which sticker she wants to put on the paper. It can get frustrating when she changes her mind 7 times, but it is good for her to pick. If the stickers are too difficult to peel off, sometimes I help her but it’s still a good activity for her because she can use her pincer grasp to peel the rest of the sticker off. Let the toddler figure out how to get it off of their finger and put on the paper. The first couple of times, I offered Sofia some help after a little while. But now I leave her to figure it out. In the beginning I have shown her how to stick down corners that aren’t stuck down and now she is doing it alone without my help. This is a great example of an activity that is a precursor to writing without being writing. In order to be able to learn to write, a child needs to have their fine motor skills developed. They need to have a pincer grasp (grasping with their thumb and pointer finger) so that they can write with precision. The majority of toddlers don’t just sit down with a sticker tray and make a nicely thought art piece with them. Some toddlers will pile every single sticker on top of each, others will do it in the middle of the paper. Other toddlers will put all of the stickers on the paper and then take them all back off. I guess that seems like a more natural end to the project since the emphasis in a Montessori room is putting your work away when you are finished. Just remember that you aren’t looking for a masterpiece. This is a project that is working on fine motor skills while also allowing them to experiment creatively. Finally, I would like to thanks Sofia’s aunt who provided us with plenty of beautiful stickers. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #22months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Set up an activity to decorate play dough Christmas trees with play dough and jars of decorating materials! A great fine motor, creative Christmas activity for kids of all ages to enjoy! We set up a play dough Christmas tree decoration station using home made dough, dyed in green, to make Christmas trees. When the dough was cool, we added lots of green glitters to make it SPARKLE! Next time we’ll do this, we’ll set out little jars containing gold and silver stars, coloured beads and gems, and large shiny sequins, alongside rolling pins and Christmas tree cookie cutters. What children learn as they play: Physical: fine motor skills, pincer grasp, pinching and pushing into malleable materials; Creative: combining a range of materials to create pictures and models. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #22months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Neither me or my husband have never been to Legoland before so we didn’t have a clue on what expect. Other than checking the website, We did not do much research as we figured we would just see the whole park in on the day. My first impression of LEGOLAND Windsor Resort was really positive. One of my favourite aspects of the resort is the various LEGO figures scattered everywhere in the park. There is always something to look at, or that take you by surprise. Sofia loved many of these LEGO models. Sofia is under 1 metres and she isn’t two yet so she wasn’t able to go on many of the rides (she did not needed to pay too). Yet, there was still loads of things for her to see and do. Seeing Miniland was one of the things that my husband was looking forward before visiting LEGOLAND and he was not disappointed. Unfortunately, half of mini land was closed, probably due to the limited staff resources. Still, he found the details of the constructions amazing. This is the big highlight of the park for any adult in my opinion. Lots of sculptures of iconic buildings and cities from across Europe and USA. Many have moving parts, real water ways, people and vehicles. Sofia had a ride on the carousel! She was so happy to ride a horse!Going in winter time added a bit of magic too. Many attraction were personalized with a winter theme and, even though we did not have the time, kids have the possibility to see Father Christmas and receive a small gift. For adults, the winter time special includes a free hot drink with a cookie, almost no waiting time at the attractions, a cheaper admission ticket and free parking spots. Back to our experience, we only got to do a small amount of things in the morning because in our opinion that was enough for Sofia. We are planning to come back in the future, maybe in spring, when the park is fully operational and the temperature will allow us to enjoy the park for a longer time! #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #learnigthroughplay #22months

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In the development process of childhood, the role of fun and games is much bigger than meets the eye. Not only does it affect full development of motor skills, it is also the way kids learn and get to know their surroundings. This is why your encouragement of playtime is crucial. As kids play with just about anything, you could learn a thing or two more about the different types of toys and see how you can contribute to more involvement of imaginative play. You would be surprised to know a play tent happens to be one of the best toys to inspire children to use their imagination. Children love the idea of small spaces and secret corners so a tent is the ideal quiet place they need for play away from the disturbance of the outer world. Playing with a tent requires a lot of movement, crawling and turning which are extremely important for a healthy development since they help coordinate the brain hemispheres. In addition, tents allow children to practice planning their movements when getting in and out from it. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #learnigthroughplay #22months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education, emphasized the importance of the imagination in childhood, and Waldorf educators believe that imaginative play is the key to creative thinking later in life. Creative play is at the heart of Waldorf’s early childhood and kindergarten programs. Through imaginative play, children learn to experience and integrate the possibilities of life. Self-initiated play fosters children’s abilities to think creatively, problem solve, and develop social relationships, practicing and testing their skills as they tackle more and more difficult tasks. Using the simplest of materials from nature to construct worlds, children flex their imaginations, which grow strong and active; open-ended toys allow children to imitate and transform activities of everyday human life. Participating in play cultivates and strengthens the child’s comprehension, memory, and imagination, as well as their growing body. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #learnigthroughplay #22months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #toddleractivities #rieparenting

This set of 40 “Go Together” flash cards encourages reasoning, language development, communication and conversation.There are 20 pairs of related objects such as paint and paintbrush, shoe and sock and bowl and spoon. Sofia likes to pair them and she is really satisfied when she succeed! An alternative way to play with flashcards! #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #learnigthroughplay #22months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Reggio classrooms often use mirrors on the walls and in other places in the environment, including on table tops and in conjunction with light tables and a whole range of open-ended, free materials. They add an extra dimension and increase the learning and exploratory opportunities with objects and faces placed near to them. Today my husband thought that we could play with our light/mirror table and some pictures and drawings that Sofia (and her father) made. It was a huge discovery for Sofia! #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #learnigthroughplay #21months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Your toddler is exploring the world in imaginative and creative ways.Your toddler is like a little scientist – observing, making connections, testing ideas and solving problems. He uses his imagination and creativity to experiment and better understand himself and the world he lives in. Your child learns through play. If your toddler has little cars or zoo or farm animals, with some bought or home-made garages or barns, or dolls house-sized people and an environment for them, she will start by sorting them, but then move on to creating and acting out their stories and disasters. We found this barn at @tkmaxx and Sofia plays with it a lot of time now. She likes to put the animals to sleep in their “houses” and to pretend they are eating something or running around. it’s perfect for these days when we are home with a flu. 🤒🤕🤧 #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #learnigthroughplay #21months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #toddleractivities #rieparenting

I believe that toddlers should be exposed to different fine motor activities. In fact, it is highly recommended to expose children to activities that could help them strengthen their hands, wrists and finger muscles. Lacing is a classic fine motor activity for children. And it is classic for the following reasons: •Improves eye-hand coordination- The simultaneous use of children’s hands and eyes as they insert the tip of the string or ribbon into the holes improves their eye-hand coordination. •builds pincer grip- By using the index finger and the thumb to grasp the tip of the string, children are building their pincer grip. Pincer grip is gained by being able to hold objects between the thumb and another finger. It is considered an essential fine motor skill. •improves attention- To be able to do lacing, children have to concentrate so they can be able to shoot the string into the holes. Concentration is highly needed in this task. •Develops patience and perseverance- Lacing is fun but it is not an easy task. Children could find it challenging to shoot the strings in the holes, especially if the holes are small. It can also be frustrating when the string gets caught (because it already got tangled.)So if your toddlers can stay on task despite the challenges, you can be assured that he or she is already one step closer to becoming patient and persevering. In this scenario, I would say that, “The earlier, the better,” is absolutely correct. Our cloud lacing toy is from @aleta_kids. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #learnigthroughplay #21months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Set up an Autumn nature exploration table to find out about natural objects and to learn about the seasons. You can put many leaves of all different shapes, varieties and colours, chestnuts, pine cones, seeds and so on. You can also add a magnifier lens (Learning Resources has good quality ones). There are plenty of things to discuss about. Contrast in textures between the shiny, smooth conkers and their spiky outer shells and the variety of shape and sizes between the different leaves, seeds and pine cones. We will add some informative books about trees, seeds and leaves later this week, after a trip to the local library. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #learnigthroughplay #21months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Sofia in this period loves painting and drawing. Over the last few months of your babys first year, his ability to use his hands, or his fine motor skills, will improve steadily. This means hell be getting ready to pick up and use crayons. When hes about 15 months old, your toddler may be able to scribble. However, if he needs a little longer, thats fine too. From around 18 months old, your toddler will probably enjoy painting and drawing with crayons, washable felt tips, or paints. He will hold the crayon or brush with his whole hand, and scribble and paint with large movements. Whatever Sofia creates we usually put it on display in our home. In this way, I think we are showing her that we are valuing what she creates. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #learnigthroughplay #21months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #toddleractivities #rieparenting

We recently used our Helliogram board from @helliontoys together with some play-dough to improve fine motor skills and to try new textures! In the future I think we will use it also for early letter recognition. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #learnigthroughplay #21months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Fall leaves on the light table are so amazing! The wide expanse of color from fall leaves is our favorite thing about fall. They are so beautiful! Plus they are a prep-free way to start teaching to toddlers and preschoolers about nature and the seasons. Throw those fall leaves on the light table and explore them with light! This simple light table activity is inspired by all the fall colors we’ve been seeing on our walks and in the backyard. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #learnigthroughplay #21months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Using only acrylic paints, this is an easy autumn craft to do with anyone ranging from toddlers to adults. Framing the prints and hanging them creates DIY fall art that you can hang as decoration in your home. You will only need •acrylic craft paints in fall colors •white paper – We used the Ikea drawing paper roll •foam paint brushes •fall leaves – try a variety of shapes and size. Sofia really loved this activity, I think we will do it again soon! #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #learnigthroughplay #21months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Like us, babies experience this world through their senses. Dr. Maria Montessori shared her beliefs that sensorial experiences begin at birth. Through senses, the child/baby is studying, learning and beginning to understand the environment. The first few years of a child’s life are the most important years for brain developmental. Thus, it is important to let your baby experience things and be able to use all of their senses. Montessori sensorial activities should improve and work on the five senses: tactile, visual, auditory, sense of smell and taste. Did you know that spaghetti is primarily flour, salt, and water?  This is the same basic ingredients used in homemade play dough – with the only difference that, in the end, spaghetti go through a mixing/kneeding/cutting/drying process to look the way they do. This time, we explored ready made and cooked spaghetti, much like we would explore playdough by using our senses. Try to boil one large box of spaghetti / noodles and then set the cooked spaghetti out on a tray along several kitchen tools (including wooden tongs). You can also add kid-friendly scissors to work on their cutting skills. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #learnigthroughplay #21months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #toddleractivities #rieparenting

There are some things I never did before I became a mom, and one of them is pumpkin picking. Also because we are not used to this tradition in our hometown. Around London, there are some fun places to not only find a pumpkin, but also to entertain the family like the one we went some days ago with some friends of us! ❤️ we found tractor rides to the fields, children’s activities and mini tractors for the little ones! #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #learnigthroughplay #20months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #toddleractivities #rieparenting #londonwithkids #visitlondon

Magformers (@magformersuk) were on our wish list for a long time. I knew they would make a fabulous addition to our light table collection. Few days ago I spotted them at tk maxx on a huge discount. So I bought them. Since the moment we first opened the box, Sofia felt in love with them.In our house, Magformers get played with every single day now. Over and over. They are seriously the best toy ever for kids because they are easy to build with and are so versatile. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #20months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

The corner of the mud’s kitchen is a place where children can recreate, internalize and elaborate experiences of ordinary life and of relationships. They can explore different roles, exchange them, and negotiate them to their own liking. Having an outdoor kitchen inspires creativity and outdoor play. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #learnigthroughplay #20months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Scoop and transfer activities are absolutely the bees knees for young toddlers. This might not seem like much – just moving rice around a storage container – but my toddler is learning so much here! • Hand-eye coordination • Fine motor skills • Dexterity • Cause and effect (tipping the scoop makes the rice come out) • Life skill – scooping an item and transferring it to another location The basic set up for this activity is so easy. In a large storage tub, set a plastic container of rice and some scoops. I know a set up like this looks simple, but it’s perfect for a toddler. They love the simple task of scooping rice! #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #learnigthroughplay #20months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #toddleractivities #rieparenting

These days it seems that more and more parents are taking it upon themselves to find a way to raise bilingual kids even if they are monolinguals or non-native speakers.It’s something I’m always in awe of, because I understand the amount of dedication and passion it takes to raise a child with a second language even when it’s a language you’re fluent and comfortable in. Research conducted by Dr. Barbara Zurer Pearson, author of Raising a Bilingual Child,shows that this exposure needs to be about 50% of a child’s waking hours;and it’s not enough for them to just hear it,they must actively participate in that language by conversing,singing and producing it. Accents are always a huge topic.Barbara Z. Pearson, encourages parents saying that,”As long as you are not the ONLY language model the child ever has,he will be very unlikely to pick up your accent,and he will probably end up eventually correcting your errors.”Said that, me and my husband tried to speak in English with Sofia when we were in Austria,because we really were motivated to do so. Unfortunately,after a while we realized that speaking a language that is not your mother tongue wasn’t so easy.We have a history, memories and much more with our language and try to copy that wasn’t so immediate.You cant copy your childhood memories,like different ways to say something cute to your newborn.So, when we had the chance to move to another place, we decided to come here in Uk so that she could have the chance to become bilingual without us freaking out in the process.When Sofia was 16 months old she entered in this phase where she started saying a lot of words.Different words, not only “Mamma” “guarda” “casa” (“mom”, “look” “home”).We only speak Italian at home and with her. We only speak English outside and with friends, and we always respond or ask something to her in Italian also if someone not Italian is with us.In the last weeks she started using also new English words, not only “bye bye” or “hi”. Italian and English may be used interchangeably in the same sentence or even within the same word; blending and mixing the two languages together. For me is something completely new, so I’m amazed about that.

At first glance, some may think a light table is just for science exploration and discovery, but the benefits definitely don’t end there. A light table can be used to enhance literacy, math, and writing skills in fun and playful ways. Children are naturally drawn to the gentle glow of the light table and tend to stay there for long periods of time, which is great for stretching those budding attention spans. Our light table is always a hit for Sofia. She plays with it almost everyday! #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #learnigthroughplay #20months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #toddleractivities #rieparenting

We made some changes in these days. Now we have a dress up corner for Sofia. We maintain a shelf for the doll’s stuff, while the other two shelves are now used for stuff that Sofia can use when she wants to dress up. Maybe it may appear to you as just play, but when your child dons that cape, crown, or pirate’s eye-patch her brain is developing in more ways than you can imagine. As childhood educators know, play is the work of the child, and children benefit cognitively, physically, socially, and emotionally through dress-up play. Dress-up engages your child’s brain and memory. Dramatic play requires kids to remember what they’ve seen or heard. It gives them a chance to expand their vocabularies with words and phrases that they might have heard in stories, but wouldn’t ordinarily use. Children may then begin to use these new words in conversations. When a child is engaged in role-play, it helps her see the world through another’s eyes which increases empathy – whether they pretend to be a parent nurturing a baby, a doctor taking care of an injured patient, or a firefighter putting out a fire. Dramatic play helps children understand the role that helpers play in in our lives. Children process their fears through play, which helps them make sense of the world, and overcome their feelings of helplessness. By allowing children to act out their fears through dress-up and role playing, we are helping their emotional development. Children develop fine motor skills by putting on dress-up clothes, whether buttoning a shirt, zipping up pants, or tying on a pirate’s bandana. When children choose costumes and characters to be, they are able to explore different gender identities and the behaviors of those characters. Children’s imagination is limitless and have not yet been hardened and constrained by the “reality” of the world. Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education, believed that imaginative play in early childhood is the key to creative thinking during the adult years. When children engage in dress-up play, their imaginations are given free reign. There is no limit to who, where, or what they can be.

In the last months we started the toileting phase. We started at 15 months, by putting the potty in the toilet and asking her to sit on it and try to wee/poo. Without pressure. If nothing came out, “thanks for trying”. When she was 18 months she started sitting on it her Gigi or some stuffed animals and then, mimicking the wee wee sound and all the rituals she usually do in the toilet: like say “bye bye pipì - bye bye wee wee” and flushing the toilet. Then we removed the nappy and, now, it is already two days that Sofia does not wears her nappy when going outside and does not have wee wee accidents. I have a trick: I know that she needs to pee every 1.5/2 hours so, when we are out and the time comes, I go with her to the toilet and ask her to pee. Since now it has always worked out. Of course I always anticipate what we are going to do, saying like “now we are going to the toilet and we will try to pee”. It’s still a long journey but I can feel that she will succeed! #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #19months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Today we used orzo coffee for the activity on the light table (orzo coffee is a caffeine-free roasted grain made from ground barley. A creative way to explore shadows, light and texture. This experience is also a great way into which to support motor skill development, in particular fine motor skills. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #19months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

I already talked about this pegging toy. It consists of 16 rings, 16 pegs, and a pegging board. Children can fit the pegs into the wooden board and then stack the rings onto the pegs. Initially I presented it to Sofia without the rings, and she used it only with the pegs and the pegging board. So, in these days I offered her the rings and the pegs separated and she decided to put them together without putting them in the pegging board. 😂 the toddlers’s mind is something unique. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #19months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Well it seems that Sofia may have found a new fascination; autumn leaves. Could you really blame her though? They are simply gorgeous. We take a morning walk almost every day and the trees around our neighbourhood are changing colors every time. My projects usually start this way. Something captures her attention and then I always think about what to do with that. So, this time I thought that I would setup a provocation for her on the light table with all the leaves we took and see if she was interested in exploring further. And she was. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #19months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting #lighttableplay #lighttablefun #lighttableactivities

Two days ago we received this wooden board from @helliontoys. It’s a tracing board and it is loads of fun! Tracing boards are designed to help improve small motor skills and work on writing letters and drawing shapes. Usually they are recommended for children from 3 years and above. But there are several ways that also younger children can use them. With our 19 months old Sofia, we tried using her finger so she could trace the pattern/shape. This provides sensory stimulation as well as develop an understanding of the general shape. Then, we tried with beans, so that she could use the necessary fine motor skills that she will need in future to hold a pen and to write. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #19months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

One of the reasons why I love charity shops and market places is that you can find beautiful wooden toys for silly money. As you know, Sofia really likes pegging toys, so when I found this one on Facebook’s marketplace I thought “oh that’s something Sofia will like”. This pegging board will encourage creativity, while fostering fine motor skills and shape and color recognition. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #19months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

In the last few weeks Sofia showed interest in dressing her doll “Gigi”. That interest was shown by taking clothes from her wardrobe and put them on Gigi. In order to do that, she continuously opened and closed her wardrobe, messing it (she always put her clothes in their places afterwards but still, I needed to tidy up the clothes everytime). I began to be frustrated, so I thought that setting up a basket as Gigi’s wardrobe was the solution to MY problem (For Sofia it wasn’t a problem at all). Now Sofia has access to the Gigi’s dresses and accessories whenever she wants. The baby care baskets was really easy to pull together. With Sofia we choose some old clothes that did not fit her anymore, a pair of socks, one onesie, two brushes, some fake jewels and a nappy. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #19months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

No, I am not using child labor to spruce up my house, this activity will amaze you at it’s simplicity and how much kids LOVE it. Little exchanges like this are fantastic teaching opportunities. All you will need is: 1. water 2. painting tools (water bucket, paint brushes, rollers, etc.) That is it! Really the game is much more clean than it sounds. This game is perfect for a hot, sunny day! As your child paints with water, it will temporarily change the color of some surfaces. Then the heat will erase it minutes later! #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #19months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

For Sofia’s first birthday we received as a present these @plantoysuk sort and count cups. What I love about plan toys is that every toy is made from recycled wood sawdust and is coloured with Eco paints, so you know that what you’re buying is good quality, non toxic and it is not harmful to the environment. This one in particular is a wonderful and chunky toy that is excellent for teaching your little ones about colours and helping them to learn to count. Once Sofia had enough of playing the game as it was intended, she decided that the counters were now food, and the cups were the plates with our “Gigi the doll” who was eating it. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #19months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

I have used a lot of things in sensory tables and tubs before, but I had never had a coffee grounds sensory exploration until today. It was a big hit. I got the coffee grounds for our sensory play/messy play from a local coffee company, for free. At most locations they have a bin labeled for use in your garden.  If you dont see a bin, just ask a barista for some grounds.  The coffee grounds looked and felt like dirt, but they smelled like coffee - yum! The nice thing about coffee grounds is that they dont taste great, so after one small taste, I cant imagine too many little ones would go back for more. One of the reasons I set up sensory bins so often it’s because sensory play is important for all children at many of their developmental stages. It is even more critical for children who have sensory processing disorder (SPD). Sensory bins are awesome hands-on tools for children to learn about their world and their senses! Sensory play may calm a child, focus a child, and engage a child. Give it a try! #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #18months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Sofia loves messy play– and this jelly activity (or jello if you live in America) was no exception. Since it ended up being such a crazy mess I didn’t share the activity the first time around thinking that nobody would surely want to recreate something like that, but since Sofia loved it so much I decided to post it. Try jello sensory play for a fun and engaging sensory experience for toddlers and preschoolers! #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #18months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

A rather messy play idea given the recent weather! If you have a reasonable sized garden and don’t mind your child becoming covered in mud then this would be a fantastic idea. It’s not warm enough now in uk for the body painting with mud – but a muddy pit looks fun, and it would be a great excuse to do messy play and get out in the garden. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #18months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Have you ever wondered if it is worth visiting Kew Gardens with kids, especially little ones? Kew Gardens is one of those places I wanted to visit since we moved to the UK. In Kew Gardens there are indoor and outdoor play area everywhere. Sofia really enjoyed walking bare foot everywhere, testing all the different paths under her feet. The Natural Area, with a giant badger sett you can walk into and a log trail to jump around on, was the favorite part of the park for Sofia! In the rafters of the Temperate House there was a breathtaking aerial performance by Cirque Bijou. At the temperate house we also met Gnomus, the giant gnome, as he shared stories about the amazing plant collection inside. Children under 17 always go free at Kew Gardens which makes it great for a family day out. The paths around the gardens are smooth enough for buggies and most of the buildings have a ramp access. Theres some useful information on the Kew Gardens website to help you plan your visit. We definitely will come back next spring!(I have to many pictures and Instagram only allows me to upload 10 🙈😩) #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #18months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting #londonwithkids #familylife #museumsforkids #childrenmuseum

Hand and footprint painting it’s a messy play idea for babies and smaller toddlers that provides you with a beautiful keepsake afterwards. Babies love having their feet painted as it tickles and feels very different, and toddlers love getting their hands messy and covering everything in paint! A fun activity for a rainy day inside, or a nice day in the garden. What messy play activities do you enjoy at home? #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #18months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

While fixedly holding the scooper with pincer fingers, a child would be strengthening hand muscles and building focus and concentration while working through the task. Transferring involves control of fine motor control and coordination of small movements. Through purposeful activities like this, the child gains skills through hands-on work, realizing capabilities and finding joy in his or her efforts. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #18months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

We live close to London and we often go out, as a family, to explore it. Because of our daughters age, we tend to chose London’s toddler-friendly activities and places. Yesterday we went at The Museum of London Docklands. It is great for children and Sofia’s favorite area was the Mudlarks. Everything is themed around life in the London docks so the big kids can weigh cargo or load a tea clipper while the small kids get to crawl around with large foam bananas and a London bus, plus they can pretend to drive a DLR train. Sofia really loved the water play area (aprons provided) and the slide in the soft play area. It was a bit challenging to take her out after a while. The museum also had a soft play area where visitors could build a arch bridge out of hard-foam pieces. It’s about physics, pressure, and self-sustaining structures. Right next to that, people can try bricking up a tunnel under the Thames. Elsewhere, they can try raising a sack using a treadwheel (think of a huge hamster wheel). There are opportunities to dress up, play at shipbuilding and smell spices. They had a little role playing shop and a bakery, which got Sofia really busy! #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #18months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting #londonwithkids #familylife #museumsforkids #childrenmuseum

Nothing beats playing in the puddles. Through this and similar outdoor activities children master essential life skills such as problem-solving, ability to focus and respond to changing contexts, as well as decision-making. In other words, exposure to natural settings enhances their cognitive development. Thus they build a storehouse of knowledge about the physical world.A child’s neurological system is naturally designed to seek out the sensory input it needs in order to develop into a strong and capable individual. If a child is spinning in circles just for fun, it is because he or she needs that sensory input. Movement and physical play facilitate the development of new connections (synapses) among brain cells and the overall organization of the brain. As these connections develop, child’s fine and gross motor skills, socialization, personal awareness, language, creativity, problem solving and learning ability are improved. This is why they need to climb the trees, jump on the bed, run through the woods, splash in mud puddles. These are all natural and necessary experiences that will encourage their cognitive skill development.Parents, from their part, should encourage activities such as jumping, catching a ball, skipping a rope etc. to facilitate the overall development of their children and prepare them for life challenges to come. Rather than say “no” to everything physical they attempt, we should provide them a safe environment to explore and enjoy nature.The rain showers create a lot of mud puddles to splash in and every kid deserves a good pair of boots. Ours are from @jojomamanbebe #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #18months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Sofia has been very interested in using a fork and spoon at the dinner table, and she is getting pretty good at it.  To encourage her use of the spoon, I thought that we could make some cookies. She helped us putting the ingredients in a large bowl and mixing them. In the end, she did some spooning work and we had some cookies to eat 😜😉 #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #18months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Children have a natural desire to make sense of their world, to create order in a world that seems largely out of their control. For that reason, sorting activities often attract children.Sorting is a beginning math skill.By sorting, children understand that things are alike and different as well as that they can belong and be organized into certain groups. Getting practice with sorting at an early age is important for numerical concepts and grouping numbers and sets when theyre older. Maria Montessoris sensorial work uses sorting in specific ways that work to use all of the childs senses, one at a time, in order to refine them. The goal is to train the brain to create more organized thoughts and ways of retrieving information. Montessori also recognized how much children appreciated order in their worlds (a large piece of her main philosophy) and how important its for them to create this order independently. What is learned isnt just kept in isolation with a singular work; the child uses the sensory information and intelligence gained and applies it to other areas of his life, furthering his adaptations and experiences within it. Beautiful don’t you think?To sort, your child needs at least two different types of objects. A younger child will likely require less categories (sorting by two types) while an older child often can handle three, four or more.Know where children are and what theyre capable of through observation and of course, trial and error. Slowly demonstrating each sort for the child before they try it on their own is important. After observing what youve done, the child is free to try on their own.The child may not immediately catch their errors, but likely will in time, especially if the work is as self-correcting as possible. This helps the child develop decision making skills and confidence. As long as the child seems eager to try and isnt throwing or abusing the materials (a sign that the work is too hard or too easy), let them work. There is much to be learned from noticing and correction your own errors. As hard as it is not to step in and correct (I struggle with this too), much of the value is lost when an adult intervenes.

#Repost @the_cattanis (@get_repost) ・・・ Toddlers often repeat the same activity over and over again. This may seem funny to us as parents but it is your child way of understanding how the things work. Allow your child to repeat every activity as long as he or she sees fit. Most likely they will continue to do so for a few days and then fill complete one day and not be interested in the activity again. Throwing things and getting frustrated is a toddler’s way of communicating that a task is too difficult or too easy. If your child continues to get upset with an activity it is best to take it out of rotation and bring it back out at a later date. Said this, Sofia loves pegging toys of all kinds and this @haba.de palette of pegs was a great discovery. It’s good for her fine motor and color matching skills. This toy can also be used for counting and stacking so learning opportunities are plenty. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #18months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Toddlers often repeat the same activity over and over again. This may seem funny to us as parents but it is your child way of understanding how the things work. Allow your child to repeat every activity as long as he or she sees fit. Most likely they will continue to do so for a few days and then fill complete one day and not be interested in the activity again. Throwing things and getting frustrated is a toddler’s way of communicating that a task is too difficult or too easy. If your child continues to get upset with an activity it is best to take it out of rotation and bring it back out at a later date. Said this, Sofia loves pegging toys of all kinds and this @haba.de palette of pegs was a great discovery. It’s good for her fine motor and color matching skills. This toy can also be used for counting and stacking so learning opportunities are plenty. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #18months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

We are back from our vacation.We were in the middle of the mountains with our grandma and other relatives.What a wonderful time we had!Sofia really enjoyed the time there and especially gardening with her grandma.Having your toddler garden allows them to learn, explore, and enjoy the outdoors! The garden is a wonderful place to work on gross motor movements!The ground is much different than anything inside the house and will provide a unique surface to continue gaining coordination while walking.Squatting down to pick weeds also requires your little one lots of balance. Encourage your little gardener to step over small plants or holes in order to refine large motor skills even more.Also, make your toddler imitate what you are doing while planting the seeds or shoveling dirt.Learning to imitate requires a child to watch and then repeat what you are doing which is a very complex process.Imitation is needed when learning new skills across all areas of development.Sofia loved to grasp beans and to pull them out, it took her a lot of strength!  Show your little one which plants are ok to “pick” and make them help you with the joy of it.Be careful though, there is a chance your little one may generalize and try picking plants they are not suppose to.Make sure they understand which ones they are suppose to pick before they start.So, playing outside can be so much fun that toddlers often do not want to come back inside and a temper tantrum occurs.To avoid the tantrum give your child “cues” that garden time is ending soon by telling them before the transition occurs.Depending on your child, you may need to give multiple reminders before planning to head inside. Having them pick up the gardening supplies and help you put away things can help establish an end to the routine.Having your child say “bye” to things outside can also help ease the transition and make them feel more aware that the outdoor fun is ending. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #18months

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