This week Baby Bean’s treasure basket contains shells and pebbles. I washed them carefully first. I love taking the time to observe Baby Bean with his basket, obviously with these kind of objects constant supervision is required anyway. I’ve noticed he gets visibly excited when he sees his basket now. Today he went for the […]
Five years ago life looked very different for us. We lived in a biggish house with a biggish mortgage in a biggish housing estate in a busy part of the UK. Our eldest was in School, Superhero was in Pre- School and the youngest spent time with my parents whilst I worked part time as […]
This week Baby Bean is exploring a treasure basket of wooden 3D shapes, the Montessori primary colour tablets and a dressing frame bear. He chose the treasure basket first and picked out the blue cylinder over and over again. He briefly explored the other shapes but went back to the cylinder. Of the other […]
This weeks treasure basket is fruit. Carefully washed beforehand, the basket contains a banana, kiwi, apple, lime and satsuma.
An extract from Sir Ken Robinson’s new book ‘Creative Schools’ can be found in this TES link. The TED talk part 1 from 2006 if you haven’t seen it yet and part 2 here. Finally a link to his website.
This simple idea has been a great hit with Baby Bean. We filled a plastic bottle with water, washing up liquid and some food colouring and secured the lid tightly. I think I will do another one and add some glitter and maybe a couple of small objects for interest. My little one loved rolling […]
I became really interested in Montessori methods around the time of baby number 3 and began reading and researching as much as I could. I had already begun to get fed up with the sea of brightly coloured, noisy, plastic toys and was purging and decluttering on a regular basis. I knew with Baby Bean […]
Baby Bean adores his treasure baskets. This week he is exploring kitchen items. His treasure basket contains a whisk, teaspoon, egg cup, cupcake case, heart cookie cutter and a jelly dish. He went straight for the shiny silver items and enjoyed exploring the noise when he hit them together.
Since baby bean is now happily sitting up exploring items I have introduced treasure baskets. I create loosely themed baskets, his first above was balls. They included a wool ball, felted ball, tumble dryer ball and glitter filled rubber ball. I use items we have around the house, check them first for safety, although […]