Integrating Second Language

The other day we received a big package from Amazon with a big cardboard box. Score. We love boxes. To sit in. To paint in. To play trains in. You name it. So on this particular day my 2.5 year old climbs into the box and begins to open and close the box saying, “Kai [Read On]


Toot & Puddle I’ll Be Home for Christmas

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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 [Read On]


Reading Corner – A Chair for My Mother

Review This book is most well suited for children age 6 and up. Drawing on inspiration of her Depression era childhood, in “A Chair for my Mother” Vera Williams delivers a very raw, sweet story told from the perspective of a young girl named Rosa being raised by her single mother and grandmother. We don’t [Read On]


Popsicle Sticks Preschool Letters, Numbers & Colors

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Jumbo popsicle sticks, especially colored ones, should be a staple in your “arts and crafts” closet/drawer/corner of the room.  We use them for a variety of purposes but on this occasion we used them for letter color and number concepts. I purchased mine super cheap from Amazon. First, I laid several sticks out outlining the [Read On]


Let Your Child Lead and Watch Where He Goes – Montessori Inspired

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I hope you all can relate to me when I say: Sometimes I work really hard, I mean, really, really hard researching activities, thinking about activities, buying materials for activities and setting up activities for my toddler that don’t necessarily work out as I originally thought or planned they would…and that is okay. Part of [Read On]


Montessori Inspired Exercises – The Letter M

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These past few weeks, we’ve been working on the Letter “M”. Here are a few ways we’ve integrated learning the letter and the sound “mmm” into our daily routine. Life size M – I used red painter’s tape and created a big M on our floor. Then my two year old and I “walked the [Read On]