Adrian 39 months Feed

Once Adrian turned three years old, puzzles have been captivating him, offering countless hours of mindful concentration, while developing his physical, cognitive, and emotional skills. In the process of solving a puzzle, he is also developing fine and gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination. He learns to think logically: for... Read more →

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Today, we are playing Dinosaur Matching Memory game that I created. We are using one-to-one correspondence with two sets of sorting cards. Match-Up Memory game is a classic (it can be made for any unit study), and it is simple and fun to play. The game can even be played... Read more →

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We love ❤️ to 📖 read, but we are also very selective with which books we end up buying. Julia and Adrian love going to libraries, and we end up with about ten books a week. We have been reading many dinosaur books, and the list below summarizes the books... Read more →

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We are continuing our Dinosaur Unit study. Today, we are learning about dinosaur fossils and foot-prints hands-on. My children love modeling dough, especially three pounds of it! (We are using this dough.) Adrian also likes to engage his animal figurines in play, so today, he is a paleontologist, exploring ancients... Read more →

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Happy Valentine's💝 Day. I hope you had a lovely celebration. Today, I will show you a sneak peek into our Learning Space (our classroom), as well as a summary of our Valentine's inspired activities. When we moved into our new house (in September of 2016), and I walked into this... Read more →

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Happy Valentine's Day💝! Love💗 is in the air, and today, we are exploring ❤️️ love-themed sensory bin. I strongly believe that sensory play is extremely important for children since by manipulating different textures and fillers, children trigger various senses. In turn, by triggering sensory stimulation, they send multiple signals between... Read more →

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Happy 💝Valentine's Day! I hope your hearts are full of love and ready to share the light with family, friends, and dear ones. Today, we are making a special surprise for Daddy: Adrian's footprint turned into an art project: his favorite Blue Truck 🚙 delivering loads of love! Adrian also... Read more →

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Today, Adrian (39 months old) enjoyed threading a heart 💗 as Valentine's Day craft. This activity can be enjoyed by toddlers, preschoolers, and even adults. It fosters concentration, develops fine motor skills, and encourages creativity. To prepare this activity, I traced and cut out hearts from red and pink cardstock... Read more →

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Number Bingo is a fun game to play with children who are just learning numbers 1-50, or who already know their numbers. The game is also great to play together with friends or siblings, and learning to take turns teaches children cooperation, patience, and respect. Before the game begins, children... Read more →

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Today, we are revisiting Montessori Odd & Even Math Lesson (buy here). Only a month earlier, this concept was still confusing to Adrian even with all the visual help with counters. However, at 39 months, he seems to be getting it! (It is amazing what one month can do for... Read more →

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The 💯Hundred Board (buy here) is a traditional math material in a Montessori curriculum, meant to teach numbers 11-99. It consists of a blank board and wooden numbers from 1- 100. Adrian is referencing a control chart with all the numbers filled in, so he is not assembling the entire... Read more →

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Valentine's Day is in the air, and we are making probably the most popular craft: threading beads on pipe cleaners, making hearts. Threading is an amazing fine motor practice for little hands, and with Valentine's Day approaching, what is a better use for your beaded pipe cleaners than turning them... Read more →

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We are "unofficially" starting the Pink Series (read below) with these CVC Word Cards and clothespins (buy here). I do not call the reading "official" just yet since Adrian is seeing the pictures on the cards. But, I cannot wait to give it a try since some words he might... Read more →

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In continuing our Dinosaur Unit Study, we are exploring our dinosaur box (buy here). Unzipped bin becomes a dinosaur island play mat, and a play mat becomes a storage bin in a zip! This storage box is so versatile, and it comes with two small dinosaurs. We love to add... Read more →

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Adrian loves transportation - Big Mighty machines in particular! He is in awe every time he reads about them or even better - sees them in action! Do you need to dig a big hole in the ground or a long ditch? Then you need a power shovel, which is... Read more →

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We are so excited to start our Dinosaur Unit study. We always read and research first, and then explore in pretend and sensory play. And what is a better way to start a new subject than with the encyclopedia? So, today we are reading the Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs pop-up book... Read more →

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In continuing our unit study on polar ❄️️ regions of the 🌏 Earth, Adrian is matching Polar Animals cards. In the process, he is learning the names of the 🐋🐇🐧 animals, while practicing recognizing written words, and matching labels and a picture to an object. Below is a 📽️video of... Read more →

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In continuing our ❄️Polar 🌎Regions Unit Study, Adrian put together the Parts of a Penguin Puzzle (buy here), which is a true Montessori puzzle: simplewith an aesthetically pleasing wooden design, while teaching a child parts of the animal. Puzzles are good not only for your child’s mind and cognitive development,... Read more →

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Adrian has been writing in his workbook almost daily (buy here), and he has completed all the straight-line letters, so we will be moving onto the curved ones, like C, G, S, which are much harder. Adrian loves the Humpback Whale (buy here). He is also using the Blue Whale... Read more →

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Have you ever come across animal tracks in the snow, and yet could not be sure what animal made the tracks? A snowy winter landscape is not only beautiful, but it is also a great mean of identifying animals that have been in a certain area. Snow will preserve tracks... Read more →

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