a bag of personal care items
This activity is part treasure basket, part vocabulary lesson.
After Elise takes out an object and explores it, I tell her what it is called.
She doesn't repeat me yet, but I know she's soaking it up like a sponge!
rings on a post
Elise has been enjoying this stacking activity for awhile now.
To keep it interesting and add a little challenge,
I replaced the wooden rings with silver bracelets.
Elise continues to love opening and closing boxes.
birthday card basket
This basket holds the cards Elise received for her first birthday.
She enjoys looking through them - they're kind of like little books!
peg and cup
Elise spends a lot of time exploring how the peg fits into the cup.
This activity is slightly more challenging than the egg and cup -
both came in a set from Pinkhouse Handworks.
a tube of balls
Do you recognize these felt balls? They're from the gobbi mobile I made Elise last summer!
(The tube is a Pringles can wrapped in fabric - I got this idea from Montessori Beginnings.)
Elise enjoys taking out all the balls, and then putting them back in the tube - again and again!
Although it's a bit beyond her skill level, she works at putting the lid back on the tube, too.