Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I'm not what you call this sort of activity, but my boys love it. Oren will spend several minutes taking the clothes pin out of the bucket and putting them into the canning jar. He will also take the clothes pins and stick them in toys, our change jar and any other hole he can find. 

Finnegan and Oren also love to put the dominos (sometimes they are tickets or money) into the wipes container. Dominos are great for counting and they make a really neat sound when they bang together. Oren can usually be found with a domino sticking out of his mouth or a domino in his hand while he looks for an appropriate hole.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've been reading through your posts and I love how you are schooling your children! This clothespin activity is a practical life skill and helps build eye hand coordination (among other things). I am a Montessori teacher in a public school here in Traverse City, Michigan. Many of the activities you are doing with your kids fit the Montessori model.
Do you know much about Montessori? I saw one of your links referred back to a Montessori page. Even if you don't stick with it forever, it is GREAT for young children. There are several groups on Yahoo.