DIY Montessori: Hand-Eye Coordination
Although my children are very young, I have already started looking into their educational options. I have been drawn to the Montessori education ever since I nannied a little boy named Lucas. I brought Lucas to Mommy and Me Montessori sessions and then later became familiar with his teachers and curriculum at the Montessori school he attended. I gleaned a great deal from my years with him.
I am still friends with one of his teachers and ask for her thoughts about various techniques, activities, etc. After talking with her about several hand-eye coordination activities for toddlers, I decided to create my own Montessori style activity for my twins and nieces.
Wooden Cup Holder ($2.50, Thrift store find)
Mini Painted Eggs (Those of us born in the 80s or earlier will remember these eggs! I found them in a box of crafts a woman had given me. You can find them on Amazon or Ebay)
Ribbon (I used a curly ribbon bow that was attached to a baby shower gift)
Hang the ribbon eggs all over or leave it empty; it is your choice. Explain to your child that each egg hangs from the tree and then let them be! This DIY will help your child develop hand-eye coordination and teach you, the parent, how to let your child lead the way and play!