Adrian 45 - 48 months Feed

Hammering is a fun gross and fine motor activity that can be customized for different holidays. We are using 🎃Halloween Inspired black and orange styrofoam balls. What you will need: a tray (we are using this one), recycled styrofoam block, child-friendly hammer (we are using a wooden rounded child hammer... Read more →

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Tactile sensory stimulation involves the sensation of touch and texture. Exposing children to sensory play helps them develop and refine the use of their senses. Most importantly, sensory bins provide hours of imaginative small world play, fostering creativity, independence, and concentration. Pretend play can also be a form of imitation... Read more →

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While Adrian has been able to correctly identify the first sound of the word for a while now; only a few months before his fourth birthday, he started to be able to isolate the ending and the middle sound. To practice the middle sound identification, Julia made this DIY Reading... Read more →

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In a Montessori "PBG" Language scheme (Pink-Blue-Green series approach), the child progresses very gradually as s/he is first introduced to three letter words in💗 PINK Series, then blends (/st/, /bl/, /pr/...) in 💙 BLUE Series, and finally digraphs (/sh/, /th/, /ch/, /oi/...) in 💚 GREEN series. If you think about... Read more →

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Although Adrian knows his ABCs, "letter hunts" where he gets to walk around the house with a basket collecting objects that begin with a particular sounds are still one of his favorite activities. Today, we are exploring letter "S" before moving on to blends such as /st/sh/sr/ etc. "S" is... Read more →

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We love process art and the opportunity for combining sensory movement with art. In process art, not the destination (the end 🖼product of art) is the principal focus, but rather the 🛣road the child takes- the "process" of the formation of art: such as gathering, sorting, matching, associating, patterning, and... Read more →

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Today, we are learning about the water cycle by making a terrarium and simulating rain, while understanding a very basic concept of how clouds hold water. Did you know that the amount of water on Earth is finite and has been the same since the early formation of the Earth?... Read more →

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Puzzles are an excellent tool for enhancing your child’s cognitive and mental development, by stimulating intellectual abilities such as critical reasoning through fine-motor manipulation. I encourage Adrian to complete at least one puzzle a day (at his level: 48-60 pieces does not take him⏳ long). Julia, on the other hand,... Read more →

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We love sensory play, where a child explores different mediums such as sand, play dough, rice, beans, etc., while stimulating various senses, triggering neuron connectivity and learning through play in the process. So, what about making a Halloween inspired sensory orange slime! What you will need: paint (we are using... Read more →

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We are continuing our BODY Anatomy unit study. Today, it is all about 💉blood! Recently, Adrian, after getting a scab, asked me: "What is blood made of?" 🤔The cells and particles that make up our blood are so minuscule! So I wanted to break the blood down into its components,... Read more →

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We have a schedule and children love highlighting in it as they complete a particular lesson or an activity. It keeps me organized, and children have a clear weekly plan in front of them, which allows them to monitor their progress. I believe that good habits form a good character,... Read more →

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We are continuing our BODY Anatomy Unit Study by exploring how the amazing body mechanism works. It can be hard for a child to conceptualize what goes on the inside when most of the process remains unseen while taking place on a very small scale. So I try to make... Read more →

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In continuing with our 💉 Inside of the BODY Anatomy Unit Study, today, we are exploring the inside of the giraffe, an animal to whom we all hold a true and innate affection. Relative of okapi, antelope, and cattle, the giraffe is a hoofed mammal, and the tallest animal living... Read more →

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I believe that good habits form a good character. So, as part of Adrian's daily routine (he has a schedule, just like Julia), he writes/traces in his workbooks. I wouldn't say that writing is his favorite part of the day (he still likes to play), but it is something he... 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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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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