montessori at home

This week we took advantage of the lovely weather and took a trip to the park and spent some time playing hide and seek, then we looked at the different trees growing. 

For me, teaching Theo to be happy and confident with nature is really important, and learning to recognise the different common trees is something I want to pass on to him. We picked some leaves from the ground, as well as some seeds and talked about the different shapes and texture of the bark. Late Spring is a great time to go out tree spotting, as most have finished sprouting their leaves, and the seeds and flowers are forming. 

Later in the day we then did a little matching exercise, where I drew around the leaf and Theo matched the shape and stuck them down with tape. 

 I then wrote the names underneath, and stuck the whole sheet to the wall, so we can talk about them and try and remember the names!