Teach Me to Do It Myself: Montessori Activities for You and Your Child

Description

Based on the key Montessori principle that children learn best through active experience, Teach Me to Do It Myself presents simple activities through which children explore and develop their skills. These skill areas include sensory perceptions, body coordination, language, understanding of numbers, and movement. This practical, color-illustrated parenting book is filled with activities and instructions for overseeing children as they carry out a variety of learning activities. Most activities will seem simple to parents, because once mastered, adults perform them automatically. However, toddlers experience a sense of accomplishment and self-worth when they learn to perform them independently. The many activities start with dressing and personal hygiene, then go on to include . . .

Pouring activities
Threading and sewing activities
Peg activities
Cutting with scissors
Sorting activities by touch
A color matching game
Making musical scales with bottles and water
Using alphabet tiles to make words
Growing things in a window box
Making finger puppets
Activities are described in detail and include checklists of needed items, as well as variations and related activities for children to try.