Inedible Candy

We made the buttons on the screen look so good you’ll want to lick them –  Steve Jobs

Another Montessori activity I like doing with Z is buttons. Big colorful buttons are great for sorting, handling, counting, and looking at their shapes. I only have circular ones for now, but will eventually try to expand our collection. Also, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out on your toddler while doing this so you can instruct them, and also make sure they treat the buttons nicely. When I wasn’t looking, Z gleefully threw the buttons over the deck balcony – sigh. Also important is to make sure to put them back the way she got them, lid and all. Gerber baby jars are really useful for capping these buttons and teaches Z to hold the little jar correctly. In the beginning, she would scatter buttons and jar all over the place – now she is a little more controlled with her buttons. Progress!

Anyways, here are a few photos of the buttons, they look like inedible candy!

I moved Z’s little table by the window so she can enjoy the big windows and the bird feeder below. I also love Z’s art canvases! One of them looks like she’s painted a red bird, it was just a fluke – she painted it another way, but when I turned it over, the canvas looks like a bird on a nest!


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