Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Prepare for Success

Perhaps the most well known line in the movie Field of Dreams is "If you build it, they will come."
In the Montessori method you could say, "If you prepare it, they will do." To encourage writing and drawing we have a number of places around the house ready to display a message. The kids will often take a few minutes to write or draw but there are also times when they will get absorbed in their creations. So we have learned ~ if you prepare it, they will do!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

How To Clean Bath Toys

The weather has warmed up a bit so the kids want things they can do outside. Today's main activity was scrubbing the bath toys. Cleaning has never been so fun!
While I set up, Zilla practiced bobbing - he wants to bob for apples. Mega got the sprinkler going.
To clean the toys we filled once side of the sensory table with wash water (added dish soap) and the other with rinse water. I gave each kid a sponge and off they went on their scrubbing adventure. We dried them on a bench in the sun. Perhaps next time they'll wash the duplo Legos?