Monday, August 21, 2006

Sensorial Time!

Well, it seems the slight rearrangement of our family room causing my long rods/number rods to be more visible has created a desire in ds to work on sensorial items. He woke up this morning, asked for a movie, I said no, he then went into the family room, saw the long rods and decided to do the maze setup. He then saw the lone cylinder block I had left out to show to my niece (18mo) sometime and asked where the others were. He's now dumped all of the cylinders and is working on putting them all back.

As I said in my other post, we're ready to get back to work!


Jane said...

I'd love to hear more about the 'maze set up' and the cylinders!

Does Montessori use mainly things from around the home or do you buy actual Montessori supplies?

Daisy said...

I'll try to take a picture of them later and get them on the blog. The cylinders will be described in full in the Gettman book you've found.

Montessori is a mix of stuff, really. Practical life things can be around the house. A lot of things you can make yourself (which I have). I'm trying to think if I've actually bought an 'authentic' Montessori material, but I don't think I have. I've bought substitutes, like my cylinders (they're not knobbed and there aren't 10 in each block) and my fraction circles, but for the most part, I've made a lot of my materials. It's very costly to purchase them!