On The Road to Reading: Eight Months of Montessori-Inspired Literacy Work
Ty hasn't really taken the typical road to Montessori literacy, mostly because he started on the journey himself, and continues to do so. I'm trying to get him on track a bit more with traditional Montessori practices, but while following his lead as well. This has been our journey so far and where we we are today, including new activities we've started working with to further his interests. There are many videos, mostly for myself perhaps, to log Tyler's amazing (to me anyhow...I'm his…
Drinking Straws, Shoelaces and Fine Motor Skills
Straws, shoelaces and fine motor skills in children. Create patterns while practicing fine-motor skills
The Cutting Edge: Fine Motor Activity for Kids
Scissors practice using strips of paper and straws is a fun fine motor activity for kids, especially when all the little straw bits pop all over the place!
Playdough Learning: Prewriting for Toddlers
Summer is the perfect time to find packages of colorful drinking straws on sale at your grocery store. I think they are a terrific crafting material. Drinking straws are easy to cut, come in lots
Counting beads on pipe cleaners - Laughing Kids Learn
Simple math activity that involves children counting beads on pipe cleaners. Great for developing fine motor skills and understanding numbers and colours.
Mark making dice. Roll the dice and copy the pattern. Adapt this for writing numbers by inserting numbers, or use for games with pictures of Numicon plates.
Sensory Writing in Fairy Dust - The Imagination Tree
Make a magical sensory tray for mark making and early writing using homemade fairy dust and exciting added extras! Exciting early literacy activity for kids
"I Can" Week in Preschool - Fine Motor Practice & Fun
Last week in preschool our theme was "I Can". It was aimed at making the children feel successful about things they can do, getting them co...