Skip to main content
"A great blog that is fun, interesting and informative. Packed full of information on a range of topics. I love their sense of humor while they are providing well informed and thought out answers to your questions. All in all a great read for any parent!"--Christine Howard.

Proud affiliate of Montessori Services!

Help! My toddler is getting bored!

Photo by Lisa Nolan.
 Just wondering when I should start incorporating the idea of picking up after each activity? My son is 26 months old.

Also, my son is SO bored with what we have in our house. He has some magnatile "blocks" that he likes, but besides that, he doesn't do much. What are some things I can do with him throughout the day that will help prevent boredom, while at the same time, allow him to learn?

This is not uncommon for this age group (toddlers) because they develop much faster and as a result can get bored with activities, that is why in Montessori toddler classrooms the teacher rotates activities each week or every two weeks.

Putting activities away starts at age 21 months, so yes, now you can "help" him put an activity away before he gets out another activity.

Here are some activity ideas for toddlers:
1. pouring beans
2. a basket of items he can try to open and close
3. scrubbing (a pumpkin, a doll, or a truck, etc.)
4. a small tea set with water
5. cylinder block one
6. land and water forms--pouring and only two at a time
7. spindle boxes (just use the 0-4 box)
8. chalk and chalkboard
9. water pouring

Want More?

Popular posts from this blog

Montessori Printables & PDFs

Montessori printables,downloads, and PDFs are an inexpensive to make your own, DIY materials for your homeschool or day care setting! Well I have some terrific resources to share with you from the Montessori mom bloggers of the Montessori Bloggers Network. Want to PIN for later?

Montessori Language & Outline for Ages 3 to 9

I am sharing my Montessori training lecture notes on language, an introduction and outline, for ages three to nine. The most important concept in early language development is that the child has to become aware that language and words are made of sounds. We achieve this with the help of the I Spy Game. The next step is to introduce the symbols that represent these sounds with the help of the Sandpaper Letters.

A Montessori Infant and Toddler Home Environment

I get a lot of questions about how to do Montessori at home with infants and their toddler siblings. So I created a Montessori Infant and Sibling Series. This is part one.
"How do I organize the work room areas (where all the Montessori-related materials are going to be) including a two-year-old area (such as art section, math section, etc.) and an 11-month-old area of the room?"
"What about their bedrooms and the living room? Which room should I start with first? It's just overwhelming."
"Should I make up a daily schedule first, or organize (plan, shop, and display) all the materials first? And how do I decide what I should put on the shelves for each of my children?"
Want to PIN for later?

Best Montessori Books I Own

Welcome to my Best Montessori Books I Own Series: I highlight four Montessori books including Teach Me to do it Myself, Montessori activities for you and your child  by Maja Pitamic; How to Raise an Amazing Child The Montessori Way by Tim Seldin; The Essential Montessori Updated Edition: an Introduction to the Woman, the Writings, the Method, and the Movement  by Elizabeth Hainstock; and Awakening Your Toddler's Love of Learning by Jan Katzen-Luchenta. Some of these books are available at your local library, as an ebook on Kindle, and or used and new on where you can add them to your wish list or purchase them on the spot. Want to PIN for later?

How many Montessori materials do you REALLY need in the home?

A Montessori mom recently confessed in my Montessori Facebook group about the constant feeling of needing MORE: more Montessori activities and materials, more quality toys, more art supplies... When do you feel satisfied? When do you have enough!?
CLICK to subscribe for my 37-page Montessori FAQs PDF