Hi there I know I have been pretty late in updating this series but life happened and I have been keeping busy, rather extremely busy. My hands are full with two babies and a full time job.But better late than never,lets get started with the various Montessori inspired activities that you can do with your 6-12 months old.
SPACE AND INDEPENDENCE
Around six months the babies start crawling or at least they start attempting army crawl. This is the time when we as care givers need to give them independence. Always remember to give independence in safe environment. the safe environment can be created by baby proofing. Abundant space to explore and hone their gross skills. Infact giving them the safe environment to explore is the most important of all. Rest all activities are secondary.
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OBJECT PERMANENCE BOX
By 6-7 months they start recognising an object disappearing and start looking for it.It helps them focus and hone their hand and eye coordination.
I have diy’ed using an old box and some wooden balls.
MUFFIN TRAY AND BALLS
Another simple and budget friendly activity is putting the ball in the muffin tray. Another advantage of this activity apart from helping them hone hand and eye coordination is, it can be upgraded later on. Just give the child a tong to pick the ball and put it in the tray once they are little older.
XYLOPHONE AND MARACUS
Music is the best activity and it can keep them busy for long. Some of the best musical instrument at this age are xylophone and maracus. Simply hand over the wooden stick and let them bang on the xylophone. Or let them bang that maracus to make some noise.
All you need is your old or may be new bangles. A bangle holder or a stacking toy’s stacker. Just place the stacker and bangles together and let your toddler explore. They will soon start stacking the bangles into it. With older toddler the game of aiming the bangles into stacker can be played.
CAR SLIDER /BALL DROP
One of the most engaging activity with my toddler has been ball drop and car slider.If you haven’t invested on a car slider yet I would highly recommend you add one to your collection. They won’t outgrow this toy for a very long time.
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