Our first week getting back into routine was pretty well. We managed to do “school” most mornings with a lot of practical life Valentine’s inspired activities.


Counting Conversation Hearts

Pin poking has been a favorite activity of Joey’s this week.

Transferring with wooden balls.

Practicing in and out with a homemade imbucare box.

What are you up to this week? 

I’m planning to start our poem a week with Longfellow’s “The Arrow and the Song” and work on sensorial extensions with Joey.

Linking up with

Montessori Monday

7 comments… add one

  • The Monko February 6, 2012, 2:04 pm

    I really like your wooden balls. I have just put out the same activity on our shelves but i only have ping pong balls, I bet the wooden ones are a lot more satisfying to hold.

  • The Monko February 7, 2012, 3:35 pm

    I liked your wooden balls so much I featured them on my latest post http://tamingthegoblin.blogspot.com/2012/02/on-our-shelves.html.
    Please help yourself to an ‘i was featured button’ from my buttons page if you’d like one.

  • Sierra @ H is for Homeschooling February 8, 2012, 12:27 pm

    I think I need to ask my husband for a large box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day just so I can reuse the container next year for a tray for our boys! Haha! You know you are a homeschooling mom when…

    I would love for you to share these at WOTT.


  • Jodi Pollack (Monkey Toes Montessori) February 8, 2012, 3:37 pm

    I love the wooden ball activity as well! I may just try it with Walnuts instead of wooden balls as that is what I have on hand! My son is 12 months, and very into transferring things with his hands, I think he would love this!

  • Deb @ Living Montessori Now February 11, 2012, 6:52 pm

    Great activities … I love that you have both toddler and preschool activities! And I love the concentrated expressions! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow.

  • Tiffany February 15, 2012, 10:33 am

    What did you use for the wooden “sticks” with the imbucare box above? Where did you get them? Thanks for sharing your ideas – I read your blog daily and appreciate you incorporating activities for infants – My 8-mo old loves exploring new things!

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