Lil turned three last week. Yeah I know you have seen her pictured here in Montessori Monday posts for ages three and up. I guess thats why you should read the date of birth on the required paperwork , because this is important information. Well I will share with you Lil and I never did work together about how old she was. Thats' a good thing! Lil has been with me since the end of February. Her strong vocabulary, ability to sit through circle time, asks questions, tell me everything there is to know about hummingbirds, may have led me to assume she was three. When her mother told me that Lil will be three my mouth dropped. So
in order to be able to close my mouth, I started thinking how important is age when your following the child?
Take a look at some works that Lil has choosen off the shelve since her arrival.
Rubbing insect plates.
Squeezing water from a bottle.
Helping another two year old count to ten.
When Lil arrives at 5:00 am she brings her special friend "Duck".
So it no surprise that Lil favorite activity off the shelf last week was this.
This activity the child matches the number on the duck to the other duck.
This activity is also great for one to one correspondence.
Well now that I know Lil is three years old how does this change anything? I guess knowing the age of the child can help with identifying certain developmental delays. Using the montessori method it calls for great observation of the child, so really age could be just a number. All children even from the same family develop at different rates. I wonder if I knew Lil was two what kind of boredom could I have caused for her.
To see other montessori activities go to One Hook Wonder.