Today is Day 1 of our #montessorivalentine (on Instagram) weekend series as well as Day 10 of our Countdown to Valentine’s Day!
In this activity, the little guy was introduced to the concept of same vs different. I used a really exaggerated example since he’s only 2 but the differences can be more subtle with older kids.
We spent some time talking about the hearts and how they looked/felt the same. Then we compared the two hearts against the felt square and talked about how they looked/felt different. It helped to focus on saying “this is a heart” and “this is NOT a heart” when introducing this new concept.
Connecting new or old activities to holidays and/or events can sometimes make them more interesting, easier to understand, or a combination of the two!
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