Last Minute Teacher Holiday Gifts


We owe a lot to the teachers in our lives. I don’t simply mean teachers behind classroom walls but all our teachers that have taken to walk some part of our life’s journey, with us, teaching us, guiding us, mentoring us…think about those teachers who have impacted your story. Then come back to thinking about [Read On]

Personalized Children’s Book: Perfect Christmas Gift


I have the perfect personalized children’s Christmas book for you: Twas the Night Before Christmas. MyChronicleBooks is offering 30% off all personalized books and gifts, including “Night Before Christmas.” Simply sign up to receive weekly newsletters from MyChronicleBooks, featuring exclusive offers, new book announcements and free personalized activity pages. That’s all. I would have LOVED [Read On]

Christmas Sensory Bin


 Jingle Bells Jingle Bells & Rice Jingle Bells, Rice & a Hand Strainer You also need a bin (we use a medium sized storage container). Invite your child to sift, to discover the jingle bells hidden within the rice. So simple. Thanks for stopping by! I hope we inspired you. Marnie

Holiday Baking for Kids: Peanut Butter Popcorn Poppers


This guest post by Meredith K. of Orville Redenbacher’s® offers us a great opportunity to not only create a delicious holiday treat but to also involve our children in the holiday preparations. Enjoy! The holidays are coming up, meaning that cookie-baking season is in full swing! Holiday baking is not only one of the yummiest [Read On]

Preschool Math Game – Simple Montessori Christmas Counting

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Guest post from one of my favorite bloggers, Leann of Montessori Tidbits! Three years ago , I “discovered” the Montessori method, while searching for fun but educational activities for my preschooler.  This simple counting activity was one of our first activities, and a favorite with my son long after Christmas.  I loved that it cost [Read On]

Montessori Shelves {December}


Oh, don’t we love the holiday season! I do. With that said, I get caught up in – to use a phrase my Montessori instructor used last weekend – the “March of the Units”. What she means is: September = Apples, October = Pumpkins, November = Turkey and so on. Her point was more about [Read On]