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Today, we are exploring 🌿Spring-Inspired 🐞Counters and 🔢Numbers Sensory Bin with a Math Twist. According to Dr. Maria Montessori, from birth till about seven years of age, children have a very sensorial relationship with their world ~ they use all of their five senses: of sight, hearing, taste, touch, and... Read more →

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We love our feathered friends, and we love celebrating Bird Holidays to learn more about them and to advance bird conservation. Here are few Bird Holidays to note and put on your calendar: National Bird Day is celebrated in the United States annually on January 5. International Bird Day is... Read more →

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Did you know that only birds have feathers? That is what makes a bird different from other animals. Feathers, such as soft down keeps the birds warm, while wing feathers allow flight and tail feathers are used for steering. The color of the feathers can be used to hide the... Read more →

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This lesson is an extension to a lesson on "➕Addition Strip Board" where a child uses a traditional Montessori material: Addition Strip Board (buy here). Once the child is comfortable with adding numbers using the board, and has a strong understanding of quantity to numeral concept, this is a great... Read more →

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In a Montessori language curriculum, alphabet letters are not first presented to a child in an alphabetical order like A, B, C, D etc. The idea is to introduce the letters phonetically (the way they sound) rather than by their name, and phonetical grouping of certain consonants and vowels is... Read more →

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This DIY lesson on Beginning Subtraction uses materials you probably have at your home. The lesson should be presented to a child who already understands the concept of numbers at least till ten and the concept of addition. First, you need to make "Number-Jars" - see how below: For your... Read more →

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During one of our visits to the farm, children had a chance to stimulate their senses at 🌽 a corn-kingdom. So, we were inspired to reproduce a corn sensory play at home, but on a smaller scale. I also added a language twist by mixing in alphabet letter-buttons and offering... Read more →

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Inspired by nature's gifts of blooming flowers and thickening emerald foliage of trees, we started our Botany unit study, and today, Adrian wished to go outside and collect different leaves and explore them up close. So, "following the child" I had put together a lesson about leaves. Leaves help plants... Read more →

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Happy 💐 Mother's Day to all the Mothers! "I love Mom!" . . . Adrian wrote today, and these are the sweetest words a Mother can wish for! You can easily make this "touch and trace" sensory writing tray with materials readily available in your home. You will need: a... Read more →

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You can easily make this Montessori Sensorial Tracing Tray with materials readily available in your home. You will need: a smaller tray where you would pour the filler in, filler such as polenta (what Adrian is pouring), sand, flour, amaranth, etc, a small rake or a fork to smooth out... Read more →

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Adrian started legibly writing letters at around three years of age (see a post "Writing his own name at 37 months" here), but numbers for some reason are harder for him to trace. So, he practices daily in his numbers workbook (buy here), and he also likes to refer to... Read more →

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Today, we are using a traditional Montessori material: ➕Addition Strip Board (buy here), where a child is introduced to adding numbers a little bit more abstractly. This material should be presented to a child who has a very strong understanding of quantity to a numeral concept because here there is... 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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