Easy Montessori Valentine’s Day Activities

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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]


Montessori Practical Life: Pouring Dry Goods

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One the early exercises in a Montessori classroom, the Pouring of Dry Goods is typically introduced after or simultaneously with Transferring of Dry Goods and Introduction to Sponging. So, very young children in the classroom are primed for this work. Don’t be surprised, though, when the older children continue to go back to these activities, [Read On]


Two Easy Fall Activities for Preschoolers

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Although I was at first disappointed that the apples I had bought from the grocery were not in great shape for eating, my mind immediately went to “what can I do with these apples with the boys?” So we sliced them open and took a look at the Parts of the Apple: the skin, the [Read On]


Introducing Parts of a Seed to Preschoolers

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My approach to introducing a topic to my sons has evolved into a slower paced, very concrete at the start one. So when I decided to introduce Parts of a Seed to my sons, I decided to start with purely sensory activities that will hook them into the learning for a longer haul. We have [Read On]


Sensory Activity for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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I learned this one from my son’s co-op preschool. It was a big ‘duh’ moment. Yes, latex medical gloves. Over the years I have created sensory bins, sensory bags and sensory bottles but this idea, my friends, was like coming home. Perfect for Halloween too. So simple. All you need are latex gloves and items [Read On]


Practical Life: Transferring Dry Goods

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One of the first lessons in Montessori Early Childhood (3-6 years old) is within Practical Life: Transfer of Dry Goods. Many of the Practical Life works are easy and inexpensive to replicate at home. This one is a great example. You want to use identical bowls and all like goods to isolate the quality and [Read On]