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Today, we are continuing to learn about time (see the initial lesson here). Learning how to tell, read and write time is very important, especially as children are getting older. Since there are only a finite amount of hours in a day, I teach my children to spend time wisely:... Read more →

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Have your children tried Zentangle? It is a mindful form of art, an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Zentangle Art increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. With the Zentangle Method, a child... Read more →

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Understanding fractions is an incredibly important concept as it forms a basis for later higher math, chemistry, physics, and many practical life activities. When Adrian turned two, we started talking about fractions in the kitchen while cutting an orange in halves, or cutting a pizza into quarters. Such real life... Read more →

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How do we learn left vs right? The process has been linked to the concept of laterality, which is an internal self-awareness of the left and right sides of the body. Laterality is also linked to an awareness of a body midline, which is an invisible line that divides our... Read more →

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“The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.” ~ Dr. Montessori. April 22nd is 🌐Earth Day! Senator Nekson declared this day a National Holiday so that we can educate our children on the importance of conservation and... Read more →

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Caring for the environment is one of the areas of Montessori Practical Life activities, which are tasks a child sees routinely performed at home, and each serving a meaningful purpose as the child masters essential tasks such as food preparation, pouring a drink, tying of the shoes, sweeping, sewing and... Read more →

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As the Earth Day is approaching, we are starting our Earth Day Unit study with this beautiful full-color picture book - "A Love Letter to Our Planet." I Cherish Planet Earth book (buy here) is about appreciating and preserving nature and our planet. It celebrates Earth’s life and beauty in... Read more →

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Happy 🐣 Easter! Easter is a time to celebrate new life, and spring in all its glory. We give thanks for having peace and for our family, for beautiful blooming flowers, for newborn animals, for sunshine and warm breezes. We love decorating our Learning Space in the spirit of a... Read more →

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This is a very simple 🐣Easter inspired craft for children. All you need for this 🐣egg-ornament DIY is matching foam egg stickers and strings. During this activity, a child will promote his/her fine-motor skills as precision and patience are required to peel off the backing and attach strings. Also, a... Read more →

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Adrian is familiar with Montessori Teen Board and the concept of building teens, so it is time to introduce the Tens Board. (Buy the Teen & Tens Board set here and beads for Teen Board here or buy an entire set of golden beads here.) Not only a child sees... Read more →

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Are you ready for 🐣Easter? Today, we will be making Easter Tree decorations. Pipe cleaner beading is one of the favorite crafts amongst my children. This activity is great for developing fine-motor movements as it requires precision while threading the beads on a pipe-cleaner. Beading also promotes concentration and patience... Read more →

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Spring and 🐣Easter are in the air, and children are excited to start our themed activities which add a fun dimension to the otherwise mundane numbers learning. In a Montessori Math curriculum, in the beginning, a numeral (which is an abstract representation of a quantity) is always accompanied by an... Read more →

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This Wooden Tangram Puzzle (buy similar here) is an ancient Chinese brain game known to prime children's brains for math. A child will have fun grasping mathematical concepts such as congruency, symmetry, area, perimeter and geometry, while learning geometrical shapes such as a triangle and a square and its sides... Read more →

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We love nature and animals, and we love to explore. However, we cannot always visit all the beautiful places to admire all the living diversity on this land. There is so much to see - so much to explore! However, we can come to Disney's Animal Kingdom zoological theme park... Read more →

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Spring is celebrated in Epcot with brilliant blooms, vibrant gardens, flower towers, wildlife habitats, walkways and interactive playgrounds. The park boasts with more than 70 world-renowned Disney-themed topiaries. Interactive playgrounds are build just for this event. Tomatoes. Vertical Gardens. I had never seen such a breathtaking display of flowers and... Read more →

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Welcome to 💚Africa! Jambo means "Hello" in Swahili! Springbok is African National animal. Disney's Animal Kingdom is a zoological theme park. The Savanna in Africa Disney is a completely natural habitat, carefully crafted to resemble closely Africa's ecosystem. It is 800 square miles of natural terrain, including forests, wetlands of... Read more →

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We finally arrived! Can you guess where we are? Welcome Disney's Hollywood Studios! Have you done For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration? We joined Frozen friends—Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and the newly-appointed royal historians of Arendelle—for an unforgettable and frosty interactive Sing-Along. During the final song, Elsa... Read more →

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