Inspired by the How We Montessori Blog ‘What’s on Our Shelves’ linkup, I am posting what shelf activities we currently have out for my 18 month old.
Fruit plus matching cards. A great sensory activity. My 18 month old loves to feel and smell the fruit.
Vegetables plus matching cards.
A shape matching puzzle. Another great tactile activity.
A language activity. Model animals and their matching cards. At the moment I am putting out and rotating farm animals.The matching cards were printed and laminated.
Occupation puzzle. We do this together.
A miniature version of the Montessori knobbed cylinders. We were given these when my eldest was very young. Both of my children like these. I will only put out one at a time with supervision as the parts are small.
Large bead threading
Shape sorting box
Short-to-tall puzzle and narrow to wide puzzle
Colorino colour matching game
Chalk and chalk board
Musical Instrument match up.
Australian animals and birds langauge work
Tactile sensory board
Lock and latch box
Wooden nesting/stacking blocks