Friday, March 22, 2013

Coin Play

I'm working my way down the list of activities that Montessori schools encourage. It seems like a lot of normal day-to-day chores, but they are actually very important skills for little ones to learn.

Today, I randomly grabbed: our coin jar, some measuring spoons, muffin cup liners, a makeshift piggybank, and kids chopsticks.

Once I started scooping and pouring, the kids BOTH took over.  I had expected Little Brother to take an interest, but Big Sister put down her book and joined the fun.

Little Brother practiced:  spooning/scooping, pouring, pinching, and putting coins in the piggy bank.

Big Sister practiced:  all of the above plus, sorting by color, sorting by coin, estimating how much money was in each muffin cup, and counting the money.


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