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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. She ask me to do it almost everyday. 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

Just like any other muscle in our body, the immune system needs to be exercised in order to fully develop and become strong enough to resist illness and disease. Playing with dirt as a child turns out to be the ideal training to build your immune system. In these days we are spending our holidays in the mountains with our grandparents. A lot of outdoor activities and no internet. We will be back soon! #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #17months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Mud kitchen, also known as an outdoor kitchen or mud pie kitchen, is one of the best resources for little ones to play outside as kids playhouse. Mixing up a mud pie is perhaps one of the favorite activities of every child; hence creating a mud kitchen is a wonderfully fun activity for children, although a bit messy. Mud kitchens are in fact great learning opportunities for younger children, helping them to enhance their creative, imaginative as well as sensitive faculties.Here is our mud kitchen that our grandad did for Sofia! #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #17months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

London has more green space than most other world capitals, and in early spring and in summer they are at their most glorious. There are parks tucked into every neighbourhood, and one of the great joys of visiting the city is discovering those that suit you. While most of London’s parks have some sort of play space for young children, they vary in quality. Take advantage of the sunny weather and try one of our favourite London parks for families, where you’ll find playgrounds, wildlife, gardens and plenty of space for a leisurely picnic: Hyde Park. For more than a century, summertime in London has meant that it’s time to head to the Serpentine Lido. Today, around the lido you’ll find a lawn, sandpit, climbing frame and paddling pool. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #17months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting #londonwithkids #familylife #babycantravel #placetovisit

I bought these colourful chunky street chalk @poundland_uk for 1£ and actually they were a great fun for Sofia and my nephew -8y- (and adults too!). Find a safe spot in a driveway, a schoolyard, or on a sidewalk, and prepare to chalk up the fun your kids will have (sorry, I couldn’t resist). Most children will probably just want to chew on chalk until theyre closer to 18 months. However, some babies are able to grasp and make marks with chunky sidewalk chalk as early as 12 months old — it depends on both motor skills and interest. By the time theyre 24 months old, most children are able to hold skinny pieces of chalk and scribble on a chalkboard attached to an easel or the sidewalk. Playing with chalk not only helps develop fine-motor skills such as grasping and holding, but also improves visual judgment and stimulates your childs imagination, so its a good activity for you to encourage. However, never leave your baby unattended with chalk, since pieces can easily break off and pose a choking hazard. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #17months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

My husband put something new on to the activity board. He added the @melissaanddougtoys locks& latches board! Sofia was delight in discovering what was hiding behind the locked and latched panels on this wooden play board. It develops fine motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination. It helps children to learn about colours, numbers and animals. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #17months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting #activityboard #busyboard

If you have a toddler or young child, a trike/tricycle is a great way for encourage physical activity. Too many children in our society are learning inactivity by watching television and playing on smart devices. Sofia loves playing with her trike all the time. So, it gives her the opportunity to ride around with the big kids and get some fresh air and sunshine, as well as exercise. Our trike also gives her the chance to get the feel of it without worrying about pedals. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #17months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Today we visited the Mayfield lavender farm in Banstead, South London. Mayfield Lavender is a stunning 25-acre lavender farm, less than 15 miles from central London. @mammafarandaway posted about it yesterday, so we thought that it could be nice to visit it! It’s not too far away from London and from our home was just 40minutes away. Sofia liked to run in the middle of the lavender plants, she stopped to smell the flowers and for seeing the bees. But what she liked the most was the Lavender scones!😋😋 #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #17months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting #londonwithkids #familylife #museumsforkids #babycantravel

I bought these @wonderworld_toy blocks on amazon few days ago because they were (and they still are) on a big discount (-63%). The colors are vivid and the rattle noises vary, so there are plenty of different discoveries to make and games to play: stacking, shaking, looking through. The box itself has a wonderfully easy hinged lid that Sofia repeatedly opened. This way, she tuned some of her fine motor skills. We really enjoyed these blocks on our light table, Sofia was simply amazed! I don’t buy many new toys and although these are slightly more expensive that I would usually spend, I think they are well worth the money, as they will serve Sofia for a long time and as they will help evolve her imagination! #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #17months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting #lighttable #lighttablehack #lighttableplay

This is the second toy that I felt in love few weeks ago. It helps: •Visual discrimination of dimensions, •Preparation for writing; •coordination of the fingers used to hold the pencil. •Refinement of voluntary movement (The child will be able to fit the cylinders with one precise movement). •Preparation for mathematics (such as comparison, grading and seriation) The control of error lies within the materials itself. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #17months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Few weeks ago I felt in love with some toys that I could not find anywhere in Europe. I found them only on American sites, with high shipping costs, of course. So I asked help to one of my best friends. He came back to me after few days with a wonderful news! He found someone who could make them for me! So, this one is the first one I tried with Sofia. This ring slide toy is an amusing way of introducing cause, effect, and predictability. Children can insert a few rings in succession in the back slot and then, whenever a new ring is inserted, a ring pops out the front, falling into a peg. This activity helps to: • Build concentration, focus, and curiosity • Develop fine and gross motor skills • Experiment with problem solving and planning ahead • Refine pincer grasp to strengthen the hand in preparation for writing • Practice a full sequence of work involving a beginning, middle, and an end • Experiment with cause and effect and predicting consequences. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #17months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

In these days it’s been really hot in uk, and because of that our outdoor activities are limited. Thank goodness we have a hellix mini (@helliontoys )and a @wobbelboard that can entertain Sofia because she is always on the move! They are perfect because they work on those gross motor skills that are really needed! Gross motor skills are important to enable children to perform every day functions such as walking, running, skipping, as well as playground skills (e.g. climbing) and everyday self-care skills such as dressing (where you need, for example, to stand on one leg to put on your pant legs without falling over). #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #17months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

I loved flower pressing as a kid. Few weeks ago we collected a bunch of flowers from our garden (Sofia is in a phase where she really likes to rip flowers petals), placed them in a book and waited until they were dry. You could dry them for longer if you wish. You will then need a brush,a bit of glue, a paper and then you will just leave your child to put the flowers and petals on the previously glued paper. That’s it. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #17months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

For this one, look for boxes around your house that have different closing mechanisms, and put a toy in each one. The first time you can encourage your baby to look for a toy, you can shake the box or open it to show what’s inside to get the child interested. This activity is great for motor skills development and for teaching object permanence. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #17months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

This activity is fantastic for getting the kids to use their observational skills and object-to-picture matching also helps toddlers to explore abstraction. I reused an @dkbooks cards box, putting the cards on one side and the objects on the other side to make a Montessori-style visually-appealing display. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #16months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

We bought this wooden sandpit and water table from @plumplayuk for Sofia and we are very happy with it. Both tables are a good height for her and I like the fact that they nest together, which is much needed in a small garden. Moreover, being wood, they look much nicer than the plastic equivalent. My husband, who usually has no problem putting things like this together, did say it wasnt as straight forward as it could be and although he could see that the wood had been treated, he will put a coat of teak oil on it to preserve the wood and help it blend with the rest of the garden. Other than that, we are very pleased with these tables. Sofia can reach the smaller table and had lots of fun being independently active with it. Regarding the bigger table, it will keep her and her playmates amused for years. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #16months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

I introduced the wavy chopper to Sofia last week and it has been a huge hit! Since I showed her how to use it, she has been asking for it (sometimes that means her going to the drawer where I store the chopper to make sure I get it out for her). Initially I was not quite sure if she was ready for it, but she has become much more coordinated with her hands recently so I decided to give it a try. The wavy chopper has a fairly sharp edge (I can easily cut an apple with it), so I stay with her while she uses it to make sure she is using it safely. The one in the video is from @ammontessori. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #16months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Babies and children learn and develop through play, but especially through unstructured, exploratory play. Although playing a game or playing with toys can be educational and fun; messy play focuses on exploring and experimenting with different materials without any end goal such as to build or make something. This allows young children to make their own discoveries using their senses, curiosity and knowledge. Because messy and sensory play is all about exploring, there’s not right or wrong. This means that any child can participate, whatever their ability, and benefit from it. It’s also a very sociable activity, but one that doesn’t rely on words. Children can play together and share their discoveries without needing to explain things verbally. However, it can also be a way of encouraging speech, for example by describing sensations, textures etc., and helping your child build their vocabulary. So what kinds of activities should you be doing with your child? Well, with messy play anything goes within reason. Of course, there are safety considerations: playing with water obviously carries risks, so close supervision is important. Using foodstuffs such as lentils might present a choking hazard, so it’s important that you always plan messy play activities in such a way that you minimise risks. Also, don’t just present your child with a messy activity and then step back and watch them play; get involved too! They will get so much more out of the experience if you interact with them, talk about what you’re doing, ask them open ended questions such as, “I wonder why that happened?” and explore too; who knows you might enjoy it! #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #16months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

Putting paint on paper is the point at this stage. Do not expect your child to produce a picture of anything. With Sofia we used only the blue this time. While painting, your toddler is developing their concentration, eye-hand coordination and motor planning (i.e. planning what to do and how to do it). Painting is a great way for your toddler to start expressing their creativity. Toddlers are best with large pieces of paper so they have space to make big arm movements. #nurseryactivities #activitiesforbabies #montessoriathome #sensoryactivities #sofiadoingthings #mumsofinstagram #montessoribabies #tipsformoms #tipsforfamilies #learnigthroughplay #16months #indipendentplay #reggiochildreninspired #reggiochildren #piklerinspired #montessorichildren #mamawithacamera #cameramama #toddleractivityathome #waldorfchildhood #montessorichild #montessorichildren #waldorfchildren #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #toddleractivities #rieparenting

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