Thanks to one of my favourite montessori blogs, i was reminded that i could start matching activity with my toddler. So we did quite a few match-y match-y stuff last week!
As we worked on each category, i try to name all the items so that as she 'play', she also learns the name of each item. Sometimes i would ask her to point to the item as i call them out just to make sure she knows.
Matching colored Melissa & doug shape sorters to colored cards.
Matching plastic food toy to pictures
Matching household/everyday stuff.
It was fun watching her working on this activity. I didn't had to guide her much but the mess she made after that...oh boy!