Montessori Children's Schoolhouse, Hammond, IN

Educating the leaders of tomorrow.

Montessori Children's Schoolhouse

219-932-5666

mcs@mcshammond.com

During these extraordinary times, MCS is unable to provide on-site school tours.
The school office is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Please call the school or submit the tour request form and we will contact you.

Virtual tours coming soon!

Montessori Children's Schoolhouse

219-932-5666

mcs@mcshammond.com

5935 Hohman Avenue

Hammond, IN 46320

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday to Friday

Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.

At-home Activities Suggestions for Toddler and Early Childhood Kids

We hope that the following suggestions/ideas will be helpful.  Be creative and expand upon other activities your child will enjoy.

Please, limit screen time: this includes television, computer, video games, and phone usage.

care of self and care of environment

hand washing

wiping nose

blowing nose

use napkin

sweep floor

dusting

sorting clothes

folding laundry

empty waste baskets

water plants

clean and prepare fruit and vegetables

wash and dry dishes/put dishes in dish washer

set table and clear table

wash fingerprints off walls

mop up/clean up spills on floor/table

clean windows

make bed

 

grace and courtesy

how to open and close door quietly

how to be patient and wait turn

use please, thank you, you are welcome, I am sorry

practice waving or “just saying “bye” instead of hugs and/or hand shaking

 

sensorial activities

sort objects by color, size, shape

silent game – {1-2 minutes)

-listen to things heard during silence i.e. clock, airplane, fish tank, wind blowing

-challenge child to see how quietly he/she can do, an activity (set object down, walk, run, open/close door)

have child shut eyes or blind fold child – guess what tasting or smelling, i.e. apple or pear, cinnamon or ginger

 

small muscle or large muscle activities

string beads

puzzles

building sets – legos

board games

balance board

tunnel

sit and spin

jumping

 

language activities

talk with your child/have conversations

read stories/books together

play word games

listen for first sound in words

rhyming words

things that go together, i.e. apple, orange, banana/shirt, dress, pants

things that are opposite, i.e. big – little/tall – short

guess what games

“you can hold theses in your hands, and you can turn pages”- (it is a book)

“It is a rectangle that can open and close” – (it is a door)

find pictures or objects that begin with an initial sound

i.e. have child find objects in the house that begin with the “m” sound

 

writing activities

chalk board

plain, unlined paper

cookie sheet with thin layer of salt

(child can practice numbers, and/or letters and gently shake sheet to erase)

 

math activities          

counting objects i.e. buttons, coins, legos

counting songs

dice games

dominoes

read page numbers in book

addition and /or subtraction with buttons, coins, legos, beans

make 10 bars by stringing 10 beads on a pipe cleaner, (can also make 1-9 bars the same way)

measuring, i.e. rulers, measuring cups, measuring spoons

 

art activities

crayons

markers

watercolor paints

play dough

clay

glue/paste – scraps of paper, fabric, stickers, toothpicks, etc. to make a collage

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