Lately I have been contemplating schooling with Hannah. Beginning schooling. I knew that in short I liked the Montessori based learning. I decided to look into it a bit more. I found several websites MommyLife was one-she actually has several books available. Then, I just did a general search on the Montessori methods of learning. I got the jist of it and began brainstorming. These are ideas that I could begin even NOW-at age 2 and keep working on through age 4. Some of it she may retain now, and others make take some time. I thought I'd share some of the ideas that I came up with as I had a lot of fun thinking them up! Perhaps you have some ideas to add to this list?
Science-Watch a carrot top grow-explain sunlight, water, fresh air
Make a flower/vegetable garden, learn how to plant, teach color, shape and plant names
Make "rain clouds" and teach about clouds and different types
Learn about weather and seasons-pick out outfits that go along with that type of weather and discuss what happens during each.
Have an ant farm!
Home Ec-Teach the art of dishwashing! Get a small dishpan, fill it with soap and water and use plastic dishes
Learn to peddle bike
Get dressed ( I was surprised at how far along she is in this process already!)
Make a bed
How to make a PB+J and other simple "meals"
Math- Learn to count using various objects such as: counting dry beans, cups of water, stairs,fingers, etc etc
String beads or buttons learn counting, shapes and colors
Music- Learn rythm and timing for songs-preferrably scripture/bible based-
make homemade "drums" and beat out the timing.
Art and Dexterity- Crafts-learn how to cut and paste.
Fingerpainting, sidewalk chalk, coloring, drawing,
Basics- Learn alphabet using letter books, letter magnets, songs, etc...
Memorization using scripture songs and memory verses
Read real to life history stories at childs level
Continue to impress color, work on advanced colors, such as peach, lavendar, lime, etc...
This is a start! What do you think?! I'd love some feedback!