Saturday, May 1, 2010
Montessori Hack: Sand Writing
I love looking through Montessori catalogs. The materials are so pretty and I love the idea of the kids getting to use "real" things, not just toy versions of things. I find the educational theory interesting, but it isn't doesn't really fit our lifestyle, for a number of reasons. Nonetheless, I've decided to put my own spin on some of the neat materials and Montessori excercises. I'll be sharing them periodically.
This first one is almost too simple. I saw a similar setup in a catalog for about $50, except the sand was natural colored, and it came in a pretty wooden box. My version has cool blue Crayola colored sand in a plastic food container, but the purpose is the same, to encourage kids to practice writing letters and numbers in the sand.
Pretty cool, huh? (And cheap...)