Thursday, 9 August 2012
transferring with tongs
I feel like I haven't had the time I wish I had with E lately. I have been super busy planning, making, doing, and sadly nothing was made with him in mind.
Now that my planning for X is pretty much completed, I will be able to focus on how I will incorporate E in all this. I feel glad to start swimming in toddler activities again.
I think the 0-3 year span really is my favourite. Maybe having 3 times of practice has something to do with it, but maybe it is just because I am like that.
In the meantime, he has been keeping busy with everything he has at his disposition. And he is making good use of his time for a 2 yo!
Today, I saw him serve himself a bowl of blueberries, go into the kid's kitchen drawer, take the tongs out, and spontaneously began to transfer his blueberries out of the bowl. X gave him another bowl to transfer into. And just like that, I had a good 20 minutes of full concentration (me and him!), before the bowl was empty...
...and yes, the blueberries were indeed delicious ;)
it doesn't have to be complicated. There is no need for a big school room. Montessori can be done anywhere anytime. Just follow the lead!