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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Kids in the Kitchen Holiday Season Giveaway


I am so excited about this post and Montessori Services giveaway! This holiday season, let’s make a pact to get our children involved in preparing the extraordinary feasts I know we’ll all be enjoying. Children want to be involved in the daily activity of the home. Developmentally, children are driven to do, to practice, to [...]

11 Must See Holiday Ideas from Pinterest


I am so impressed with the ideas I keep seeing fly by on Pinterest. I try very hard not to be overwhelmed or intimidated by the pure awesomeness of the crafty and creative folks out there. Truthfully most of the ideas I pin fall under the “easy & inexpensive” category. So, you can trust me!  [...]

Toot & Puddle I’ll Be Home for Christmas


We love Toot & Puddle. If you don’t know them, they are a sweet pair of curious and adventurous pigs inspired by the National Geographic. Best friends, they love one another and care for one another as best friends should. Plus they travel the world and have warm and happy celebrations with friends and at [...]

Simple Christmas Toddler & Preschool Activities


We love the holidays. Every year seems to get more and more fun. There are so many wonderfully creative and festive activities to do with children, the fun seems endless. Here are a few that we’re working on this holiday season! Red and Green Sparkling Glitter Playdough – We used holiday cookie cutters to make [...]