11-24-2012, 12:17 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Buffalo area
Re: Montessori/Waldorf families, have a couple of questions.
~Child-size real-life stuff, like aprons, tools, utensils
~I don't know if you were looking for spam, but I sell these (http://www.etsy.com/listing/10704465...dler-color-and). I made the original one for my toddler, and he loves it.
A friend of mine who is a Montessori teacher suggested puzzles with little knobs, like on this one (http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-1...ds=knob+puzzle). According to her, the fine pincer grasp required to grasp the tiny knobs is great training for learning to hold a pencil later on.
Wooden alphabet blocks are AWESOME. WE got some for DS1 when he was around 7 months old, and at 27 months, he still gets so much use out of them. At first he just chewed on them, then knocked down towers I built, then made his own towers, then started identifying the numbers and letters... the uses go on and on.
Originally Posted by Only
You remind me of my mother! She was absolutely like this.
Does anyone have recommendations for toys appropriate for a child UNDER one. My daughter will be six months at Christmas time but I can't decide which toys would be a favorite for her. She loves noise and sticking toys in her mouth of course.
I would like one or two items she can grow into.
Maria, wife to Adam
(5/31/08), Mom to Oscar
(8/10) and Allen
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