Language, Pouring, & Simple Sensorial

This week we said goodbye to Grandpa and hello to some cooler weather and one crazy thunderstorm! Not much (or any) kids in action pictures, but here’s what we’ve been doing:

We’ve been using this book to help teach Otto parts of the body.

This is a language sorting activity. I picked a few cards and various items for each sound. Joey hasn’t shown much interest in this work.

Simple counting.

Pouring with a funnel

Tonging. Even though this is for Joey, Otto really likes playing with the wooden balls and hitting them against the tin.

This was one of our Christmas toys. It’s from Little Sapling Toys and it’s a fun, little non-traditional sensorial activity.

Simple sound cylinders. They’re pretty simple. I wanted it to be an activity that both Joey and Otto could do, so I left the jars uncovered. I’m planning to cover them (or paint the insides), so that Joey can do the activity without matching the contents by sight.

 What have you been doing this week? Making plans for the new school year?

7 comments… add one

  • Ewa August 15, 2011, 6:50 am

    Your tonging activity and the wooden rainbow activity are marvelous 😉
    Have a beautiful day!

    • Jessica August 18, 2011, 11:20 am

      Oh, thank you, Ewa! A beautiful day to you as well.

  • Umm Umamah August 15, 2011, 5:11 pm

    Hi just founc your post your link up on One Hook Wonder 🙂
    I have to start making language activities for my lil one too soon!
    I also made my own sound cylinders but instead of painting the insides I did something else because I thought constant playing might scratch the paint due to the contents. Heres what I did

    Let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you. Now I am off to check out your blog in detail 🙂

    • Jessica August 18, 2011, 11:19 am

      Thanks so much for sharing that! I’m definitely doing it your way the next time around. So simple!

  • Nicole August 15, 2011, 6:15 pm

    I love the tonging lesson too – those wooden balls are just perfect for that scoop. Thanks for linking to Montessori Monday!

    • Jessica August 18, 2011, 11:21 am

      Thanks for hosting!

  • Deb @ Living Montessori Now August 18, 2011, 2:04 pm

    Great activities! I like Umamah’s idea of using construction paper to hide the objects in the sound cylinders! You could also have Joey use a blindfold for the sound cylinders. Sounds like your boys are having wonderful Montessori experiences! 🙂

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