the various steps in folding and rolling this particular mat
The following trays were done once and never again. I don’t think I will be bothering much with trays until J-jo is about 18 months.
tonging erasers into the ice cube tray
spooning apples (not real ones – from Walmart – in the candle section)
sorting apples into three sizes
open and close basket (this one is popular)
Practical life will now be done in the kitchen.
Using those hand and wrist muscles is an important precursor to writing.
Squeezing oranges to make juice is a great workout.
At first she dumped the bowl into the tall container, but I asked if she could spoon them in instead and she obliged. Again, this is to work the ever so important wrist muscles.
Pouring the now pureed honeydew into cups. We froze them to make “icecream.”
Although a lot of our practical life activities are prewriting activities, this one is for actually practicing the letters and numbers in the sand.
I’m linking up at One Hook Wonder and Mommy Moment for Montessori Monday.