Monday, 26 September 2011

When You Give The Tiger Some Pom-poms

The child can develop fully by means of experience in his environment. We call such experiences ‘work’.”
 Maria Montessori

"Allowing children as much freedom to learn in the world as their parents can comfortably bear"
John Holt (Teach Your Own) on definition of unschooling

'Working' It: Tiger Style

I didn't give him the pom poms, I merely consented.
It's either play along or scream fest.

I had some mild palpitations & my OCD went into overdrive with so many pom poms strewn everywhere.
Including the teeny tiny ones.

 Tried to trick gently coax the fellow into doing some spooning work but he'd rather transfer with hands.

He made some pom-pom soup and even fed Mommy some (pretend play)
Delicious :)

Ahhh....yummy. Then, he signed, "All done"

That's unschooling a fiesty 15 month old with a Montessorian twist

As much as I love Tiger's initiative, the fear of him choking scares me to death.
He is afterall 15 months old
So, the pom-poms have been given a new home :)
An old plastic door hanger (no nails required)
3 vinyl pocket holders from Daiso
These are clear at the back, so I can see what's in each pocket.
Now I can keep his knick knacks safely.
Linking up to:
Montessori Monday
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