Okay...so it's Tuesday today. But I thought I'd share with you a little Montessori/Tot School-inspired activity I made for Niamh some time ago. She took it off the shelf today, so I took the opportunity to snap a few pictures:
She has known her numbers up to 10 for a while now, but repetition is very Montessori, and I am sure it is doing her very good to start forming a picture in her mind of numbers being more than just a squiggle on a page.
The little surprise she gave me with the cards (don't you love when they do that?!) was that she can also use them to do a bit of very basic addition (eg 1 + 2 = 3...she can then count the beads on number 3 to check her work).
Here she is, coming up with addition all by herself:
1 + 2 = 3:
Please check out the wonderful TOT SCHOOL blog. They have so many fabulous ideas for little ones.