1. Art memory game used as a matching game at the present time. Sixtine loves the Mona Lisa and a few other beautiful paintings. It is one of her favorite activities right now.
  2. Rubber bands and cork board activity / great for developing fine motor and concentration skills.
  3. Gluing tray / I printed off some real insects pictures and cut them off. I presented the activity by demonstrating slowly how to use the glue and she copied my movements carefully. She was very concentrated!
  4. Charcoal and specialty paper tray. It makes for beautiful artwork!
  5. Pouring water activity / developing the skill of pouring. Sixtine is becoming more and more precise. She knows when to stop and how to position her hands well.
  6. Gardening tools for helping her father in the backyard and vases with freshly picked flowers to decorate her table.
  7. Primary color tablets / sensorial / color discrimination. A lovely gift from our friend Rachael at Little Red Farm.
  8. Spooning beads with wooden spoon / practical life.

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous on the island (PEI,Canada) and we are spending most of our time together outside but these trays have been pretty popular! I am starting to get a bit more comfortable balancing lesson planning and down time so I am hoping to be able to blog a little more from now on. I am also excited to announce there will be a couple guest posts coming up soon on the blog!

Have a beautiful rest of the week and feel free to stay in touch via Facebook or Instagram if you miss us x

10 thoughts on “Sixtine’s Montessori Shelves at 31 months

    1. Sixtine et Victoire Post author

      I was almost going to say “quiet time activities! Sixtine is pouring sand right now and she is very quiet! I am glad to be of some inspiration. You can find this set on Amazon I believe, they are from Piatnik. x

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  1. Sapling House

    Thank you for the inspiration Deb – I am yet to venture down the ‘tray’ path (I just tend to store things on shelves) but I love the way this allows specific skills to be explored. Some lovely ideas here!

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    1. Sixtine et Victoire Post author

      You are most welcome. I have a thing for trays and baskets as you can probably tell :) Nothing wrong with storing on shelves! We do this too with other type of materials. Thank you for taking the time to leave a note!

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  2. Kate

    I am so inspired by posts like these. Can you tell me… about how many trays/activities do you put out at one time? And how often do you keep them out usually? Thank you!

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    1. Sixtine et Victoire Post author

      Hi Kate, thank you for your kind comment. I usually have 3 to 4 trays out and keeps them around for about a week or until interest decreases. It really depends on the activity and whether she needs time to get around it or if it is a quick fix type of activity where she loses interest after a couple days. Observing your child closely should help you get a better idea of what to put out and for how long. Hope this helps.

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