Thursday, April 15, 2010

Toddler Shelves

This month's project is to set up my toddler
shelves for my grandson. My daughter says
"yes please!" So I am on the hunt for the simplest
materials for practical life and sensorial areas.
If you have ideas as well, please share!


  1. Here are some ideas from my blog:

    For all practical life activities go here:

  2. Hi Butterfly!
    Thanks for sharing your practical
    life activities. You are so creative...
    Can I encourage you to translate
    some of your card materials into English for
    download? They look promising!

  3. Hi Kathy,

    I have tons of practical life work listed on my blog (and more to come in the next couple of days).
    Just wanted to let you know I linked back to you on my current post. Oh and I see you listed me on your sidebar - thank you!! :)

    Counting Coconuts

  4. You're welcome. Do you have a link
    with the practical life activities
    You are welcome for the sidebar...
    I like to include the blogs I am
    following or who follow my blog.
    Hey what do you think about an
    international list of Montessori
    bloggers? I notice some great
    blogs were missing from the
    top 50, mostly from other countries...
    gotta include these montessorians doing
    great things in Spanish, Croation, German
    and Italian! Some of the really wonderful
    materials are from non-English speaking
    countries! (like Montessori herself!)

  5. I don't know if you've seen this one:

    It has lots of toddler ideas.

  6. Thank you so much. I think there are a
    few there that are really good for a
    little toddler. I like the shoe matching
    and the big clear balls in the egg
    plate. I did make a set of huge colored bead
    stairs out of really big beads. The trick
    is to pick out beads big enough not to
    choke on and tie and seal the ends. I
    used super glue on the knots and that
    fused the ends so the strings would not
    come untied. This bead stair has gotten
    lots of use.
    Thanks for sharing...

  7. Hi Kathy! Although my blog is in Hebrew, I categorize everything in English. You are welcome to take a look. I have also a Flicker account. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. You grandchild is very lucky...:)

  8. Thank you for sharing this!
    I think that is so groovey that
    you are writing in Hebrew. My
    grandson is part Jewish (Dad), so I am
    very interested in his heritage!
    I actually found some Judaica materials
    online which I'll include in the
    next post.

  9. I am looking forward to this post. If I can help you with something on the "Jewish side", please let me know. You might be interested to know that there are Hebrew Montessori Materials available at