Does your toddler decide to make you uncomfortable by pulling out the stuff from your purse in a store? Does he pull out your old unused lip balm from your handbag when visiting your relative? Yes? Well, then it’s time for you to let him splurge on that. This is one of the basic practical activities in the Montessori world and you can find them all over the internet.

To think of it, we open and close things all through the day. Have you wondered how many times you open and close things on a day-to-day basis? Open the kitchen cupboard to pull out the spice box, open and close your shampoo bottle, open and close your fridge? You get the drift? Yup, your lil toddler is trying to learn a very mundane task that he would be doing for the rest of his life. Why stop him?

open8Bring it on to her!! I simply lay a mat and put in random objects for the lil one to try his hands on it. I showed him how to open and close each box and let him lead the rest. It might seem easy to us, but it is quite a challenge to those small beautiful fingers. I saw him struggle and losing patience with each box but I let him handle it.

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And hey, don’t keep the box empty. Lil ones love surprises 🙂

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