I thought I would share some of the materials I’ve been offering my son, Wilson, lately. He learned to crawl a few weeks ago, which has boosted his self-confidence and ability to get things for himself (for better or for worse!). Here are some photos, if you’d like to see…
Typically in a Montessori environment, children are encouraged to choose one activity at a time, putting it away before taking something else. At 9 months, Wilson isn’t able to do this yet, so I try to model for him how to put his baskets back where they belong. For this reason, I’m keeping it very simple with three choices: a basket of toys that roll, a percussion basket, and a basket of play fruit.
Wilson's shelf is very close to our kitchen, which has proven to be a very interesting (and dangerous) place for a crawling baby. I'm currently tweaking it to be more baby-friendly, so stay tuned for a post on that in the coming weeks!
PS. Looking for more ideas for infant materials and activities? Take a look on Pinterest!