My littlest learner is NOT a baby anymore. Baby Sean-Paul as we have so lovingly called him is definately a full fledged Toddler!! My heart yearns for that littlest baby stage, but he has entered this new toddler-hood with abandon! I should have seen it coming way back when at 10 months he was cruising and climbing the furniture. Well, nostalgia aside, here we go into the delighful world of a Montessori toddler! He wants to do EVERYTHING his siblings are doing, and repeat it over and over. I truly love this stage of early childhood development even if I'm tearing my hair out at the same time trying to keep him safe and me sane! Some of the things he likes to do are pictured here, and many thanks to Kim at Starry Sky Ranch and Rebecca from A Gypsy Caravan for letting me peek into their Montessori worlds with their littlest learners!
Playdough and Soft clays have become a new thrill for him, now that he can almost resist eating it! We have to monitor him, but most of the time he just likes to hold it and hammer it!
Here is the Little Artiste at play with his big sister, and yes, the costume was definately her idea, but he loved it just the same!!
Here he is doing one of his favorite activities, these are his "Beews" as he so lovingly calls, them. He can only do them in my presence as he really likes to put these little guys in his mouth!!! (When does it end?) But who could resist these cute little bears anyway!
He very carefully places them into a "Hershey's Cocoa" container with a nice bear sized hole cut out of the top lid.
He had two in his hand so here goes the second one.
And of course, the bears are regularly dumped and the work continues...Isn't that just the most precious little pincer grasp ever!! He'll repeat this for a couple of times, and then we move on!
This is another of his favorite activities is sneaking up to the piano and playing his music after his big brother Matthias has had his practice. I think we have another musician in the making, won't that be awesome!!
Thanks for stopping in today and as always, God's Blessings to you and yours, especially those littlest learners! +JMJ+