Montessori botany with a 2 yo

E came to me with leaves that he had picked up on the trees.  After explaining that leaves were not for pulling, I suggested that we might use them for a game.

Montessori botany in action:

“E, can you pair the similar leaves together?”

“You piled them up!   They are beautiful aren’t they?  Do you notice anything when comparing these 3 sets?”  This lead to a discussion about shapes and sizes and a few hours later how pulled leaves dies.  This last part really made an effect on him.

I love the learning and the discussion that went on with my almost 3 year old.  Simple, easy and so much fun.

I might propose to do some observational sketching of these leaves with him tomorrow to add to the experience.

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Montessori botany with a 2 yo