When eyes and hands work together, learning follows effortlessly. With their eyes, children learn to recognize characteristics such as form, shape, size, and relationships between objects. Once the hands get involved, children more readily grasp abstract concepts such as big/small, red/blue, or triangle/square. Hands-on early learning games and activities let young learners explore with all their senses!
In the classroom, Montessori teachers avoid overwhelming children by setting out only a few activities at a time. You can do the same thing at home. The youngest child needs activities that focus on a single skill before attempting something more complex. Games with multiple levels of play can be set out and tucked away as children develop.