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[Montessori at Home] Fine Motor Skills Nuts & Bolts Basket

In order to continue integrating Montessori at Home, I created a Fine Motor Skills Nuts and Bolts Basket. Like many of you, we carry a vision with every activity we plan. This vision doesn’t always play out. This diversion, of course, is a wonderful part of the activity, perhaps highlighting the whole point of the …

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Easy Fine Motor Skills Activities to Do at Home with Infants & Toddlers

This post includes two really simple fine motor activities to do at home with your infants & toddlers! The fact that I gathered materials from around my house was convenience and cost effective! Plus, I knew that our one year old would be into the activity. As it turns out so was our 2.5-year-old. Easy …

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Fall Themed Pumpkin Sewing Activity for Preschoolers

Sewing a wonderful early learning activity for children. We recently used felt, yarn, and cotton balls to create a pumpkin. The great part about this activity is that you can adjust it to the age of the child with the type of needle, the type of thread, and how much the child owns the process. …

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Montessori Scissor Cutting Practice Activities that Won’t Put Your Kids to Sleep

Kids love scissor cutting! Why not make it more fun and interesting for them? Plus, you can easily tie the scissor cutting work into other learning areas. This post includes unique Montessori scissor cutting exercises for kids that won’t bore you or your kids! Scissor Cutting Practice that Won’t Put a Child to Sleep Tie …

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How to Encourage Your Less Than Thrilled Preschooler with Fun Writing Activities

Yes, preschool writing is possible! Writing activities for kids can also be fun! I am not saying that preschoolers should be able to write all their letters and numbers but they can communicate and work on fine motor skills and hand strength. Dr. Montessori believed in allowing a child to discover reading and writing. If …

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Fine Motor Activity for Infants and Toddlers with Pasta

I often receive emails from readers asking about ways to help guide children to writing skills without shoving a pencil or crayons in their little hands. This fine motor activity not only helps develop hand-eye coordination but also jump-starts skills to aid in the writing journey. Working fine motor skills is important but fine motor …

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