Something I get asked a lot about is how to do Montessori with twins. I loved this conversation with Ana-Kay of Pickneys at Play who shared with us everything from eating and toileting with two, when they copy each other doing something that’s not safe, some travelling tips, and how they incorporate their religion and Jamaican culture into their home.
Links from the show
- Pickneys at Play – Instagram
- From Childhood to Adolescence, by Dr Montessori
- stand up diaper change
- language matching activity
- giving them access in the kitchen
- dressing area
- travel tips
- DIY oversized object permanence box
- DIY chalkboard
- DIY placemat
- books from and about the Caribbean
This week’s listener question
“Hi Simone, My daughter (recently turned 2) is really into counting at the moment. She had a beautiful abacus that she uses all the time. She, of course, gets the order wrong most of the time en generally counts one.. two.. eight, nine, ten! I want to help her slowly get the hang of it, but don’t want to say “no, you’re doing it wrong, counting goes like this”. I try to do this by counting out loud when possible (for example the coops of coffee when she helps making coffee or the number of tomatoes for dinner). But I’m an insecure about how I can help her best when she is counting for herself. Should I just leave her to it, correct her and, for example, count together, or what would be the ‘Montessori way’ to help her? Love to have your take on this!” – Eva
The photos of on Instagram have now been moved, but here is a photo of Ana-Kay and I during recording. Check their instagram for lots of new reels!