Once in a while, we set up an obstacle course around the house and jump, crawl & play to our hearts’ content. Almost anything can be used, it just takes a bit of imagination.
That morning, we used the Ikea baby gym as a tunnel, placemats as jumping stones, a stool as a hill, beanbags for balancing & throwing.
We read ‘We’re Going On a Bear Hunt‘ by Michael Rosen months ago and it still serves as a wonderful post reading activity to sing along especially for obstacle courses. So so fun!!!
Little E is learning to grasp toys as well as spacial awareness. His current favourite activity is peek-a-boo which means he is ready to learn about object permanence! I read so much about the benefits of Montessori object permanence box and hunted almost the entire Singapore island & online shops for it.
“The object permanence box is often found in the Montessori infant/toddler environment. It is introduced to children when they are old enough to sit up without assistance, generally around 8–12 months of age. The direct aim of the material is to help children develop their sense of object permanence. It also indirectly helps them develop focus and concentration and gives them practice developing fine motor skills through the whole-hand grasp. ”
Quote from NAMC’s Montessori Teacher Training blog
As good as it may be, I cannot justify paying the price for one. It is just.too.expensive.
So, I made one out of cardboard box.
This is how I put my obsolete engineering degree to good use.
Tip: Place a little ramp inside the box so that the balls will roll out automatically.
Have a great Easter weekend!
“The great gift of Easter is hope – Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake.”