Pouring green peas using small cups, glass and a funnel.
Transferring sand with shells from one bowl to another.
Pouring rice from one bowl to another using cups with handles.
For Nathaniel it was more of a spooning activity.
Other thing is that Eaton is in the constant move!!!! Really!!! Sometimes it's hard to work with him because he does everything with his legs, arms during any activity. He is not still and he moves everything around and I think that the first time when he spilled his jar of peas he realized what he does. Montessori transferring/pouring activities allow him to focus, be more patient and be able to concentrate on the presented work. I already see a difference in Eaton but it's still a LONG way to go ;-)
Very interesting fact is that Nathaniel is very helpful. He is very engaged into pouring and transferring activities. He can spend about 30 min doing that work. Eaton sees that and grabs another tray from a shelf. Also, Nathaniel (you will not believe!!) cleans after himself and puts a tray back on a shelf!!! YES!! He is 13 months and he loves Montessori practical activities. I'm so happy to see that. Nathaniel is great observer and he picks up everything immediately. He wants to try by himself. He sees me and Eaton cleaning up the house, putting stuff away after each activity back on the shelf. There was no special lesson. So I'm in that good position that I don't have to put these activities far away from his reaching area. Everything is available for both boys and I see them work together every day. I love that look!!
Have a great weekend!