Using the Montessori Method at Home:
A small bucket with a sponge ready for wet clean ups.
Small dust pan and brush for dry spills.
Keep a small pitcher of milk in the fridge.
Keep a small pitcher of water on the table.
Have a small mug available to your child.
Have pegs for clothes/jackets at child’s height, but above the eye level.
Move the closet rod down to your child’s height/have out only weather appropriate clothing.
Ask your child to put 4 forks on the table for dinner.
Count socks/buttons on their shirt/ pennies/dolls/toy cars, etc.
Play family board games – counting, logical thinking, problem solving.
Keep it light and playful – Let them hear you counting during the day!
Make rhymes – even silly nonsense rhymes isolate the ending sounds in words.
Play: I Spy something that begins with …”sss”. Give clues if your child is not getting it. This isolates the beginning sound in words.
Writing his/her name using first capital letter then lowercase.
Sing songs -increases memory and vocabulary.
Read to your child everyday – if you want your child to love to read!