When Bear was 20 months, we lived abroad and I couldn’t purchase real Montessori materials. Consequently, I made her a continent puzzle by printing the world map from here. I printed on cardstock and then cut what should have been the control apart for the puzzle pieces. I put pieces of magnetic strip on the back of the control map and of the puzzle pieces and put the whole thing on the fridge.
Now for J-jo, I have set it up on a cookie sheet, along with a little basket featuring one animal from each continent.
J-jo spent some nice cuddling, snuggling time on my lap this morning as I sang this continent song and moved the pieces to the right section of the map for him. He especially loved when I put the animals onto the correct continents.
Soon, he will be able to do this work himself. I’m leaving it on his shelf to do with me for now.