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]

The Importance of Gross Motor Development


“Movement, or physical activity, is thus an essential factor in intellectual growth, which depends upon the impressions received from outside. Through movement we come in contact with external reality, and it is through these contacts that we eventually acquire even abstract ideas.” ~ Dr. Maria Montessori, The Secret of Childhood Why is developing gross (or [Read On]

Simply “Be” with your Children {No Props Required}


One of the most remarkable things I observed about my sons’ Nature Immersion camp was that there were no books, no toys, no art supplies…there was nature. That is all the children needed…The teacher allowed the children to lead with their interests and used her extraordinary knowledge of plants, animals and the earth to create [Read On]

Preschool Physical Science Activity {Leaf Pounding}


Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. ~ Henry David Thoreau With the coming of spring, we’ve been discussing botany for a few months now. This leaf activity is a perfect segue and compliment to botany [Read On]

Fun Activity: Math for Preschoolers


Preschoolers love to dance! In my house, they also love math because we play the Math Dance Game. Math can be fun! This game helps children visualize real value and equations while practicing counting and number recognition. If you have a preschooler who likes to dance, get them excited about math with this simple game. [Read On]

Reading & Writing Learning Materials for Kids


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Montessori Outlet. All opinions are 100% mine. Learning to read and writing is a big milestone in a child’s development. As a parent and educator, the process of this learning is fascinating to watch as a child absorbs and makes steps towards independent reading [Read On]