Lately, I've been struggling to choose toys and activities that capture Mr. Wilson's interest. He will work for a few minutes and then become restless again. After some observation, I realized that he's much more interested in household tools and objects-no big surprise there, coming from a Montessori perspective! Real (or realistic) materials and real tools are cornerstones of an authentic learning experience. And so, in following Wilson's lead, I find myself constantly pulling things out of our junk drawer for him to inspect:
This child never ceases to amaze me... and is always keeping me on my toes. "Toys?" he says. "No thanks, Mom. I'll just look through the junk drawer."
What sorts of everyday items capture your child's attention?