Today, both kids napped! So I napped, too! I couldn’t be happier, especially after a workout!
Anyway, A and I worked on her curriculum in the morning while K is in daycare for 3 hours. It gives me enough time to workout while A naps and then I work with her one-on-one, which works out perfectly (she loves the attention, too, hehe).
With A, I use “Teach My Baby” with her, as well as “Your Baby Can Read.” She loves both. We take turns using one each day. For a 5-month old, she is super attentive and quiet during her lessons.
I ordered “Teach My Baby” from www.toysrus.com and is about $50. Totally worth it!
With K, we had a snack (granola bar, fruit, water), then went right into our Sensorial lesson. We used the Knobbed Cylinders (boards B and A only). He was better than I expected! Our lesson lasted about half the time, so we used the rest of the time going into activity extensions.
These are the knobbed cylinders (board B), which has 10 cylinders,
all same height, but different circumference (from skinny to fat).
He figured it out fast!
By the way, I get all of our Montessori materials from www.adenamontessori.com because they have the best prices and the quality is great for the price. I decided on these because, even though they aren’t Nienhuis (the original Montessori material which cost maybe 10 times more), because I was planning on using them with just my kids. If I were to use them daily in a classroom setting (with more than 5 students), then I’d definitely go for more quality items. But Adena materials suit us perfectly.
We also played outside (throwing different size balls in the kiddie pool and them collecting them and throwing them down the slide into the kiddie pool). K enjoyed that game. So simple, so fun. He realized that he needed to throw the bigger and heavier balls harder than the small, lighter ones.