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Are your bored to play vehicles with your child? Are you wondering if he will ever show an interest for something else? In this blog post, I will reassure you and giving you 50 Montessori ideas for your vehicle-obsessed child!
Montessori is all about following the child. And some children have intense specific interests.
When my son was little, his obsession was all about animals. We explore all that we could explore about animals for 3 years! He is still “Mr facts” about animals and still learns about them every day.
I have to be honest; it was fun for me!
Another common among children is being “vehicles mad” and it seems that it gets on parent’s nerves. One of your questions that comes back all the time is “how do I make my child move on from that obsession towards other types of topics?”.
We cannot force a child to show an interest for something. We can only support their current interest.
The only exception is when your child is only interested in screen time then you can have some boundaries (as it’s a passive and addictive activity that we need to balance with hands-on learning). Read more about screen time here.
Let’s come back to the “vehicles obsession”.
It’s a healthy, common interest and I encourage you to support it.
And we can use their interest into many kinds of learning activities. This is good for them to explore the topic in different ways and it’s good for us as it’s hard to keep our enthusiasm when the “main topic” is not interesting for us!
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Please let me know if you tried any of these activities out or if you have other ideas, leave a comment!
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Carine Robin has a Master’s Degree in Psychology, specialising in child psychology. She worked for various social services in her home country of Belgium, before moving to Ireland in 2006. It was there that she started working in a nursery and discovered Montessori education. After having her first child, her passion for the philosophy grew and she qualified as a Montessori teacher and managed a preschool. Carine has been running a Montessori based parents and toddler group and coaching families for 9 years. She now also runs an online group for over 14000 parents, sharing her knowledge and passion with people from around the world. In 2018, Carine realised families needed more support and launched her popular online parenting courses and monthly subscription boxes, full of personally designed Montessori materials.
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