I did a few simple Montessori-ish things with Pita Pocket this last week - finally! I realized that due to his speech delay I've been underestimating him. He just seems so much "younger" than my other kids did at 20 months. He seems to understand everything just fine, but only has about 8 words at a time when he should have between 20-25. (he's actually being evaluated for speech therapy mid-month) I've been working to remind myself that he can understand TONS more than he can verbally communicate, and that he's definately not too young to begin simple activities.
Short Pants and I worked together to make him a simple color book using the idea I saw over at Hearthstone House. We didn't have any magazines, so I just downloaded pics from the net and then Short Pants helped me glue them in place. It came out pretty cute:
I downloaded Montessori for Everyone's Comprehensive List For Toddlers, which looks to be a great resource for the younger Montessori set. I've also been looking at tot trays and am thinking about starting our own little "Tot School" postings so that I can link up with other mamas of toddlers doing similar things. It seems like that might be a good way to hold myself accountable to doing mini lessons with my littlest guy every week.
Hope you all have a great weekend! Bean and Boba will be here, and I'm really looking forward to spending some time with my big kids.