I have been teaching for a quite a while now and I just love seeing those enquiring minds go! I love watching them explore and create. At home and at Kindy I have found that the simplest resources are needed to create some fantastic activities. There are days when I struggle to come up with something new but I have found this book ‘Montessori Inspired Activities for Preschoolers’ which is written by Jo Ebisujima that has a heap of ideas using everyday things that you would have in your resources cupboard or pantry.
One of our favourite activities to do which is certainly child-lead is to sort out blocks. My son loves his large duplo blocks and we use tongs to sort them out into colours. This could be applied to any of your children’s favourite resources. If they were to find sticks, leaves, bark or flowers outside they could sort them into size, texture or colour. So many options and you are simply using resources that you have available already.
I’m excited to be a part of Jo’s Book Tour where different mums/teachers share their experiences of using these Montessori Inspired activities.
So if you are searching for some great ideas for activities to do then this is your book. The best thing is that you will have most of the resources already!
If you are over here with me in Australia you can purchase the book from the Book Depository which includes FREE international shipping!! Check it out here.
Meet the fabulous author of Montessori Inspired Activities for Pre Schoolers, Jo:
Over 6 years ago Jo Ebisujima started blogging about the Montessori activities that she did at home with her son. As they were on a tight budget so many of the activities were done using everyday household equipment allowing her to buy a number of specialized key pieces of equipment for her son. Jo Believes that the Montessori method should be available to every child. She lives in Japan with her husband and 8 year old son.
Jo also runs My Organized Chaos, a course for mamas to help them organize their home, their parenting and their mind so that they have more time for the fun stuff.