Hey you peepin’ Toms and Leann’s (Leann wants to see everyone’s contient bins with her blog hop so check it out)! 😉 Quit sneaking around and just pull the bin out already! 😉 I’m not too sure how to share our world bin as it’s pretty standard. So…I snapped some pics…and I’ll add some captions! We don’t have a lot of the “Montessori” stuff but my kids have been able to find everything despite that so I think we’re doing ok! 😉
|Some other lovelies I’ve bought from Pass It On Kids in Yellow Springs, as well as Half Price and Borders. Although the Animals of the World came from Santa and Karen gave me The Rosetta Stone.|
|A puzzle book of the continents and then a large floor puzzle of the world. Sunshine can do both of these and I’m REALLY needing to get the ‘montessori’ style maps so they can trace and learn the ACTUAL shapes of the different countries and such.|
|Ignore the upside downness by twisting your laptop around.|
I also have some globes (hit the summer clearance cause I bought my big globes for 3 or 5 bucks each. Nice deal when they’re normally 18-20.00) that I painted to be all Montessori like. I use to have a little world (target dollar section) that showed land/ocean but I was watching Sunshine this summer and she just seemed to struggle a bit making the connection that the big globe was the world but also that this little one was too. I thought how Maria would always have only one difference between the materials so the children could focus on THAT thing. So…I’m starting to paint my big globes. I sent the little ones to a friend for her preschool class and I’m painting mine. I am really starting to wish I’d kept them and just waited everything out but…I think when they ask well…it’s time to share and answer exactly what they ask. This way they see land/water, continents (by color too), and then the world. They’ll all be the same size and I think that’s easier and more in line with Maria’s work than a small world and a big world.
Oh…and since this is about the World you have to check out Renee and Jeremy‘s It’s a Big World. I LOVE them. I play their cd ALL THE TIME. They also have another cd called C’Mon. It’s great too and they also have some videos of their songs made up. I’ll pull them up and let Sunshine watch them on my phone while we shop. It’s a nice diversion and I ROCK OUT!!!!!
And, in the words of Renee and Jer (…yeah…we’re that close.. 😉 ) don’t worry about a thing cause every little thing gonna be all right.