I have been doing a lot of research on Montessori learning. It has been something that I have become pretty serious about and really want to start implementing in our everyday life. I am no pro, in fact I have a ton more reading and learning to do, but I am starting small.
A lot of Montessori ideas are based on the child exploring and learning on their own. Letting every child make their own success. I love the idea of giving Noah tools and toys that help him grow and learn on his own. One way that young ones can learn a lot by listening. So that is why I decided to make Noah these fun shakers. I know he will love them because he loves playing with things that make noise. :)
I bought a set of spice jars from IKEA for only $3.99. Then I came up with 4 different items to put in them. I wanted to come up with 4 different materials that would make different sounds if shaken. I found scrabble pieces, pennies, buttons and rice. To make it a little fun, I decided to use food coloring to dye the rice blue.
The shakers are a great way for Noah to learn that different items make different sounds. Plus he thinks its super fun to grab the jars and shake them around. They are so fun and they don't make too much noise, so it doesn't drive you completely nuts ... ha! :)
I will have a lot more fun Montessori adventures coming up, but I hope we can learn and make fun learning materials together. Happy Wednesday! xo, Britt