Book Review: Teach Me To Do It Myself

Book Review Teach Me To Do It Myself

This is a quick review of Teach Me to Do It Myself by Maja Pitamic.

I just wanted to share my thoughts on this book I got from the library. It’s a book I may end up buying with my monthly school supply budget. It’s super thorough with a ton of great ideas!

It’s got about 80 activities broken into 5 chapters:

  • Life Skills (Practical Life)
  • Developing the Senses (Sensorial)
  • Language Development (Language)
  • Numeracy Skills (Math
  • Science Skills (Science)

I went through the book and took notes on some activities that were appropriate for Alexander. The book is supposedly for ages 3-5, so Alexander is “too young”. I still found about 15 activities that we can use right now!

There are colored photos all throughout the book. There are extension ideas and “other activities to try” that are similar to the original idea. On nearly every activity, there are tips and safety notes.

Additionally in the back of the book are a few worksheets that can be copied and used.

Nearly every activity has these bits of information:

  • Title of the activity
  • Introduction and reason for the activity
  • List of supplies needed
  • Safety and other tips
  • Step by step instructions
  • Images and diagrams
  • Other (related) activities to try

If your child is 2-5 years old, I would absolutely purchase this book, if it’s in your budget.

There’s a link at the top of the page called Products We Love, or you can CLICK HERE to purchase Teach Me to Do It Myself from Amazon!

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Teach Me To Do It Myself

  1. Hi! I follow you on Instagram and love your ideas and recommendations! I have a 10 month old son. I was wondering if you have any specific activities that you did with your son at that age? I feel like I am running out things to do with him everyday!

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    • It’s been a while since he was 10 months! I don’t remember what we were doing, but I know that we worked on basic concepts and sign language. I used words like “up” and “down”, “hot” and “cold”, “open” and “closed” and so on. I would count stairs when we were walking up and down stairs. If we were in an elevator, I would count the floors as the numbers changed. I didn’t jump into Montessori stuff until recently, but I do plan on using more learning tools and activities with baby number 2!

      Here is an external link that may help: http://montessoricompass.com/images/curriculum/I_spreadsheet_1.png (Let me know if that won’t work!)

      On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 11:51 PM, Mostly Montessori wrote:

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