"We then found that individual activity is the one factor that stimulates and produces development"
-Maria Montessori (The Absorbent Mind, p. 7)
Usually I introduce new jobs/ activities to my 2 year old toddler one at a time, so she has enough time to get familiar with it and practice new skills. I also try to replace activities she has not touched for a while with the new ones. However, honestly speaking at this age she does not spend much time doing her shelf activities during the day. She is much more interested in following me around the house and participating in what we call Practical Life activities - basically doing chores. In my coming up post I will share the list of chores that she shows great interest in. I follow her interests the best I can to provide her with necessary equipment and teach her skills to perform them. For now, I introduce you to our new activities from this week: