Monday, February 1, 2010

Montessori Monday: Transfer Work

The Practical Life component of Montessori is what initially attracted me to the learning style. Children are taught at an early age to do for themselves all the tasks they are capable of performing. It promotes self confidence, independence, and concentration. Not to mention, it's the funnest part!
Babygirl transfered cottonballs into an ice tray with tweezers. Finally, something that truly challenged her! Using the tweezers was tough.

Here she fills an egg carton with some "purty" glass beads using a spoon. We just finished painting, so excuse the white dots.

Lastly, she transfers pompoms from one bowl to another with a large pair of tweezers.


  1. I agree I was drawn to Montessori by the practical life as well. Looks like she had fun :)

  2. My three year old LOVES transferring puffy balls to her egg carton with the tweezers. It's the first thing she asks to do in the mornings.

  3. Thank you Zonnah and Adrienne. I'll be visiting you both!