As far as I'm concerned the Montessori method is still miles ahead of any other modern education practice.
Nuts and Bolts board - Me trying to use a driller thingy will be perfect TV material.
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DIY salt tray with alphabet cards. Easy to make and kids have fun smoothing out the salt after correctly making the letter
Great use of numeracy and shapes foe early math activities.
Quantifying with stones - this is a really simple idea for counting. Make sure you have the exact number of stones, that way you have a control of error (this child will be able to do the activity themselves and know if they have made a mistake).
Working with sensorial materials allows children to classify the things around them. Completing these types of sorting activities will ultimately prepare them for reading and mathematics.
Tracing Letters with Water Just tried this with my 3.5 year old and she loved it! This was the longest she has stayed engaged in a writing activity all year! So excited!