Giving your kids educational toys to play with need not be an expensive endeavor. For instance, you can use old film canisters as DIY Montessori Sound Boxes!
First of all, what is a Montessori Sound Box? It’s a set of cylinders (usually 6) filled with different things like rice, beans, small stones, sand, et cetera. There will be another set, completely identical to the first one as well. It’s basically a sound matching game which helps develop a child’s auditory and sense and memory.
What you’ll need:
At least 12 identical film canisters
Small things to put inside to create sound (rice, sand, buttons, small rocks, etc.)
Line up 2 canisters with each corresponding ingredient.
Fill them halfway
Seal them with adhesive so your kid won’t get tempted to open them
That’s it! Randomize the whole lot and help your kids try to figure out which ones match. For more exercises in using a sound box, visit montessoriworld.
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