Montessori Practical Life Skills

  • Advent calendar 2012

    Our advent calendar is ready and I'm firming up the activities (will be posting them up soon!). Look out for how we did ...

  • Alicia’s first time at the beach!

    We had been wanting to bring Alicia to the beach for a long while and we finally got to do it today since hubby didn't need ...

  • Clothes pin wreath advent calendar

    Yesterday I showed you our advent calendar for the year. This year we made a special one - a clothes pin wreath advent calendar. ...

  • Corduroy (Don Freeman) activities

    Corduroy is a wonderful book to read to a child who is learning about the world around her. It tells the tale of a toy bear ...

  • Dress Up Bear

    This Dress Up Bear is the quick, simple and attractive solution to practising fine motor skills for tots and preschoolers. ...

  • Exploring flower buds

    More exploration of the cabinet carried out that day... :PShe's playing with the purple roses I use to make herbal flower ...

  • Fun with beans

    Here's another one of Montessori Early Life Practical Activities. Earlier I shared how 'water play' isn't really play and ...

  • Lacing

    Back when we were learning about things starting with the letter E, I prepared a cute elephant picture for her to learn ...

  • Little helper in the kitchen

    When your tot is older, you can get her to help out with simple tasks in the kitchen. For this post, I'll be mentioning ...

  • Montessori activity: fun with alphabet pasta

    Well, scooping and transferring items such as alphabet pasta are great activities for children and can keep them occupied ...

  • Montessori activity: fun with rice grains

    Another Montessori activity carried out with rice grains... this time I managed to get photos!Checking out the texture of ...

  • More sorting activities

    Somehow Alicia was extremely in the mood for sorting things in the past few weeks so I took out this old set of learning ...

  • My adorable little mouse!

    It's the last day of Mandarin PlayClub for the term and it's the last lesson for Alicia too since she's only gonna continue ...

  • My top 10 fine motor skill activities for toddlers

    When my girl was a toddler, I encouraged her fine motor skill development with a myriad of activities. These fine motor ...

  • Orange juice, anyone?

    *Activity conducted on 27 Oct*I actually wanted to juice an orange the other day to make the orange juice sauce for her ...

  • Pegging (Part II)

    A week ago, Alicia finally managed to peg properly! 🙂 Though it's still a little tough sometimes to get it right, she has ...

  • Review of ToddiBox (+Giveaway)

    As an educator and a parent, I'm extremely particular when it comes to selecting materials for teaching my children. If ...

  • Saving up for a rainy day!

    Yesterday hubby got a free piggy bank from pumping petrol so I decided to let Alicia have it. According to this site, "the ...

  • Scooping fish!

    We bought this simple toy from Daiso the other day and it has provided, literally, hours of fun thus far for us! We play ...

  • Scooping, funnelling and pouring

    I've finally recovered from gastric flu and the best news (for me) is that I can finally drink coffee/tea again! It was ...

  • Sea/Ocean themed crafts – Paper plate shell lacing

    Last week the whole family had a terrible bout of stomach flu and the kids were particularly affected and my little girl ...

  • Sorting beans

    Dinner time Montessori Practical Life skills activity: sorting beans!She's picking out the beans rather than sorting them ...

  • Sorting pompoms

    This is an extremely easy activity to carry out with your tot and my little gal just kept doing it over and over again! ...

  • Sorting, sorting and more sorting!

    Did I mention that she loves sorting lately? haha. She sorts everything she sees and lays hands on... well, which is a good ...

  • Stringing beads

    More hands-on activities and this time it's stringing of beads!It's obvious that this activity is to practise fine motor ...

  • Taking learning outdoors

    I've got no fabulous art projects or process art to share with you of late because we have taken a keen interest in learning ...

  • Tonging (Part I)

    *Overdue post - activity conducted on 24 October*This simple activity of tonging cotton balls hones the tot's fine motor ...

  • Tonging (Part II)

    As mentioned in the previous post, here's the follow-up tonging session after I managed to buy colourful pompoms! Makes ...

  • Transferring water with a sponge

    This is a very simple activity to try with a tot. It hones fine motor skills and it's fun! Need I say more?The setup:2 basins ...

  • Using the scissors

    Learning to use the scissors is in my opinion quite a milestone in terms of fine motor skills. I'm so happy that Alicia ...

  • Water play… is it really just play?

    I gave some water to Alicia to play with yesterday and she had a great time transferring water from one container to another! ...