I posted recently about our new Montessori shelves. Now how about a peak at our first Montessori sensorial activities?
Along with installing our shelves, I have recently purchased some typical Montessori sensorial materials for QBoy and XGirl. The kids saw me unpack them when our delivery arrived, and were so excited when we had our first Montessori homeschool time and I was able to present the materials.
QBoy wanted to try out the Montessori knobbed cylinder set first. He had no difficulty at all with this task.
So then he upped the challenge and decided to work on two blocks at a time. I smiled to listen to him talk about the properties of the knobbed cylinders, wondering why some were tall and others were short, why some were thin and others were thick.
I’m looking forward to him doing all four blocks at once!
XGirl was fascinated by the pink tower. She completed it fairly easily, although she made a few errors along the way because she doesn’t always slow herself down to look at all the options before she jumps in and selects a piece.
QBoy also checked out our brown stair. Putting the pieces in size order was not difficult for him.
And then he decided to use his imagination a bit! He has been very interested in lighthouses lately, so he created a lighthouse with the pink tower and used the brown stair as the pathway leading up to his lighthouse. 🙂
I’m still so new to Montessori education, and I’m trying to figure out what kind of Montessori sensorial activities to do next to meet my children’s needs. I need to check out extension activities for the sensorial materials in order to provide a more interesting and challenging experience for my kids. Any suggestions on what to try next or where to look for ideas? If you have any input, I’d be grateful if you leave a comment for me!
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