Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Practical Life Skills through Play

10 Fun Ways to Promote Life Skills

2 and 3 year olds love to follow you trying to help. But no task is easy at this age! To help kids gain control of the environment and self-confidence let them practice some basic life skills the fun way. Montessori practical life skills include learning to take care of self and environment, grace and courtesy, and developing fine and gross motor skills. Please, also visit family activities and resources for Valentine's Day found here: The 15 Most Lovely Valentine's Day Ideas.


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How exciting it would be to pick up the toys with a big bulldozer blade! DIY Bulldozer Blade Toy from Lalymom.

They spilled that juice again? Water transfer activity, taking care of a pet fish and Elmo craft can be found here: Rainbow Fish Crafts and Play for Toddlers from My Bright Firefly.

Dad is busy fixing stuff. The son can help with his hammer! Hand and Eye Coordination with a Hammer & Tees from Hands-on As We Grow.

Cheer up with the "Sick Day Slime" recipe with essential oil found here: A Slime Recipe That’s Perfect for a Sick Day! from B-Inspired Mama.

Cutting & Threading Practice with Straws from Powerful Mothering.

Play and decorate with flowers even after they pass their time: Beautiful, Fun and Educational Ways to use all Those Flowers from Spark and Pook.


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Some beautiful ideas for fine motor skills.

Chinese New Year Dragon Art for Toddlers from Learning and Exploring Through Play.

Dump Truck Shape Matching identification Craft from The Keeper of the Cheerios.

Freezing & Melting Colored Ice with Buttons from The Practical Mom.

Blueberry Pie Craft from Love to Laugh and Learn.


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