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Traditional Montessori materials, especially math materials, facilitate tremendously in the application of abstract concepts like numerals, teens, and ten's with my children. Dr. Maria Montessori envisioned children holding and "feeling" the quantity of, for example, the ten Numerical Rod and really grasping that "10" is BIG and "1" is small... Read more →

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This fusible beads craft is currently the most popular form of art with both Julia and Adrian. These tiny hollow beads require precise fine-motor control and extreme carefulness as with the slightest movement of the craft-board, the beads fly all over since they do not stick together until they are... Read more →

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How mysterious is the inside of the body! Children are simply fascinated to learn all about our body-machine that works day and night, without any rest, performing tasks no computer is capable of performing. Our eyelids blink reflexively, our lungs are constantly expanding and contracting, delivering fresh oxygen throughout our... Read more →

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If you have ever seen a picture of a solar eclipse, you may have noticed that the Moon comes very close to covering the entire Sun. However, the Sun is 400 times larger than the Moon! So how can these space objects appear like they are the same size, though... Read more →

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Today, we are practicing fine-motor skills while spelling via a dropper the letter "M" on a LEGO DUPLO board. This activity also has a sensorial dimension as Adrian has to follow precisely the color-scheme and the pattern that his sister drew for him as a template for the letter M.... Read more →

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All of the sensorial materials were designed to isolate the one quality that is to be worked with by the child. Such emphasis on the particular sense fosters its refinement, allowing the child to center all the attention on that one quality fully without being distracted by other senses. Today,... Read more →

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Have you ever "made" hydro gel beads? These beads expand within an hour a hundred times their size with no other magic but water! All you need is red hydro gels (buy here), water, and patience. In less than an hour, the beads are fully expandable, providing your child with... Read more →

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This is a fun science experiment on the property of liquid. You will need: identical test tubes (buy here and a stand here), water, food coloring, clear glass containers of different size and shape. While Adrian has a blindfold on, Julia pours colored water in different containers. Adrian then has... Read more →

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Sustained, child-driven and directed work can occur in many areas; however, 🙌🏻Practical Life's real work affords the most stimulation both physically and mentally. Children ❤️love to do the work they see the adults do. So, to witness the💥 explosion of initiative, passionate work and the inevitable innate satisfaction that naturally... Read more →

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