Children’s Books about Seeds

children's books about seeds

This list of children’s books about seeds is unique. I tried to think out of the box, to give you and your children a different connection to nature. I hope I succeeded at making that new connection for you. Five Unique Children’s Books about SeedsClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule Children’s Books about Seeds A Seed [...]

Fine Motor Activity with Sunflowers

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Oh the joy of watching our sunflowers grow this summer! My boys planted these tiny seeds and watched their sunflowers grow to over seven feet tall. We watched the bumble bees and the honey bees drink nectar and cover their bodies with pollen. Happy to help them on their journey. We saw the plant sprout, [...]

Montessori Shelves {August}

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Having a 4 year old and a 2. 5 year old poses some challenges given their different developmental stages. I try to choose activities that lend to a range of skills but am also prepared to occupy my littler guy while my older son works on an activity requiring a bit more concentration. I am [...]

Learning Parts of a Fruit

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We cannot create observers by saying ‘observe,’ but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses. ~ Dr. Maria Montessori The first step to learning about the parts of a fruit was to read these two books: These books excited my boys [...]

Bird Feeding at Home & around the Classroom

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If you have ever thought about setting up a bird feeder for your home or classroom, do it! You and your children will learn so much and the birds will appreciate your efforts. We’ve had a blast setting up three easy & inexpensive feeders around our home.  One of my big goals in moving outside [...]

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 [...]

Observation in Early Childhood

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“The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.” ~ Dr. Maria Montessori A big deal in Montessori is observation from a few different perspectives. From the director’s perspective, along with preparing [...]

Preschool Botany: An Activity with Seeds

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It is fun to see where you go in a year. This time last year my son was letting me know that he was interested in How a Seed Grows. This year, we’ve moved forward in exploring seeds. Montessori Print Shop offers these LOVELY FREE Seed to Plant matching cards. So today I printed them [...]

Winter Outdoor Tree Decorating for the Birds

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This post is written by the wonderful Gina at Connecting Family & Seoul   My son’s love for birds continues to grow just as he does.  Many days during the summer were spent bird-watching from our living room window or listening for their songs during our nature walks.  When we decided to plan the advent [...]

4 Ways to Learn with Pumpkins {Autumn Activities}

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We are huge fans of the fall season in our home. I have wonderfully warm memories of growing, picking, decorating and carving pumpkins around the Halloween season. What great experiences got a child, right? Here are a few more we’re adding to our list: Botany {Trip to the Farm} – Visiting a pumpkin patch farm [...]