Unique Ways to Celebrate Earth Day


Are you looking for active and unique ways to celebrate Earth Day with your children? Me too. So, I came up with a list. I thought I’d share it with you. “Now I see the secret of making the best persons, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with [Read On]

Learning about Frogs in Preschool


We were thrilled to find tree frog spawn in our pond. The males frogs have been croaking up a storm in our forest in the evenings. The rhythm is beautiful but it sure does make me wonder where they all hide during the day. The chorus sounds like one of thousands. The eggs really are [Read On]

Last Minute Easy Valentine’s Day Ideas for Teachers and Friends


It is not too late to get a bit festive for Valentine’s Day. I adore this day as a celebration of compassion and friendship. I wanted to bring a bit of that flavor and energy into my family’s life. I didn’t do anything crazy crafty, nor did I spend lots of money. Here is what [Read On]

Children’s Books that Celebrate Winter Outdoors


  Learning about Hibernators and Adaptors Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner is a lovely story of a father and his child cross country skiing through the winter woods. The illustrations and writing is soothing and melodic as the two explore the winter woods. The book gives us a glimpse into life above [Read On]

Easy Montessori Valentine’s Day Activities


I added a few works to our shelves to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Enjoy! Large Bead Stringing is a wonderful entree into sewing for young children. The activity develops fine motor skills. The string is a lace we had from a lacing card set. The beads are from . Be sure to have “keeper bead” as [Read On]

Preschool Math {Honeybee Addition & Subtraction}


Math should be fun, especially for young children, right? Absolutely! Math in early childhood Montessori focuses on prepare the mathematical mind for problem solving, logical and critical thinking. Young children are exposed to shapes, patterns and spatial relationships that lend to more complex mathematical concepts later in life. For my Montessori training, we have to [Read On]