I have been introducing Catherine to various activities that (at the very least) stem from the Montessori method. Most recently we've been practicing pouring and scooping both water and beans (not at the same time, of course!).
She very diligently used the ice cream scoop to get all of the water from the green bowl to the metal bowl. I was prepared for quite a mess (there is a cookie tray underneath the towel) but she spilled very little--even the first few times! As much as she enjoys the scooping, right now her absolute favorite activity is the toothpick and "salt shaker" work. Instead of a salt shaker we just use the toothpick jar, which is very similar to these:
(Disclaimer: I will be the first to say that I don't know a whole lot about the Montessori method.
It is something that interests and intrigues me and certainly deserves a place in our home.
These are just things that I've done.)
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