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Are your kids fascinated with earthworms? Well, mine are (although I was not as a child)! So, we are taking a closer look at worms this week. And summer is a great time to study earthworms especially after it rains since they tend to get to the surface due to... Read more →

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It is amazing how children are drawn to the wonders of nature, to its magic of bringing life from fuzzy buds and sleepy seeds. The cycle of a plant is particularly mesmerizing to a child: how from something so tiny can sprout a mighty tree with roots reaching down to... Read more →

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We see and hear birds everywhere! We also enjoy a sight of intricately build nests and occasional chicks. We actually raised two years in a row a family of house finches, each time hatching four baby chicks. So, inspired by all the sights of bird nests, today, we are learning... Read more →

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We are beginning our 🐝Bee Study to defy any misconceptions and fear of these amazing insects (closely related to wasps and ants). Bees are very important pollinators for flowers, fruits, and vegetables. They transfer pollen between the male and female parts of the same flower, thus allowing a plant to... Read more →

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While up until now, we have been studying 🌍geography in general, from 🌌solar system to our 🌎Earth, to the world's continent, 🌊oceans, and biome, now, we will begin to focus on one continent per month to be able to explore 🙌🏻hands-on its maps, ecosystem, native animals, people and their customs.... Read more →

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April 23rd is William Shakespeare's birthday (1564) and World Book Day, so below I have put together our favorite 🌸Spring and🌱nature-inspired books with links to hands-on activities. A closer 🔍look at our 🌸Spring 🌱Nature 📚Books (top left to right): My First Discoveries Series with its transparent pages add a new... Read more →

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🌐Earth Day is always celebrated on April 22. Although we pay tribute to this National Holiday by educating our children on the importance of conservation and caring for our environment, there is still so much that can be done in terms of reducing pollution, making sure we all live in... Read more →

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Happy 🎂Birthday Dr. Seuss! Theodor Seuss Geisel, born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, MA, was an American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher, and artist, best known for authoring more than 60 children's books under the pen name Doctor Seuss. Did you know that Dr. Seuss is the... Read more →

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Today, Adrian is making a completely new craft: creating pictures, one sticker at a time, while using a Paint by Sticker Kids book (buy here). The illustrated templates are printed on perforated card stock, and there are ten pages of stickers to fill in and create the artwork. The fun,... Read more →

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Below are 📚books we have been enjoying reading during the cold❄️Winter months. We love snow and winter, and we love creating fairy-tale settings for our children to play out their imagination. (I wrote about the importance of imaginary play in child's development here.) So, we love bringing books to life... Read more →

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We are continuing our 🌌COSMOS Unit Study with this sensory invitation to learn about the Moon, Lunar Craters, Meteors and Meteorites. We are using National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space book (buy here) as a reference. This book, with its colorful illustrations and simple text, introduces young children... Read more →

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Below are 📚books we have been enjoying reading during the 🎄Christmas 🎅🏻 Holidays. Books by Lori Evert (left column): The Reindeer Wish (buy here), The Christmas Wish (buy here), The Brave Littel Puppy (buy here). Rudolph series by Robert May (middle column): Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer 📚 book (Part I)... Read more →

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“I beg the dear all powerful children to unite with me for the building of peace in Man and in the World.” ~ Dr. Maria Montessori. Do you practice mindfulness with your children? A big part of Montessori education is teaching children to be mindful, respectful and ☮️peaceful with oneself... Read more →

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One of the six main categories of Montessori Practical Life activities are social lessons on Grace and Courtesy which include developing social skills such as saying please and thank you, learning how to take turns and listen to others, proper table manners, how to interrupt someone, how to speak with... 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 most adults do not have a deep affection for bugs, children, on the other hand, spend hours in a backyard flipping over rocks and inspecting blades of grass in search of the coolest caterpillars and tiny crawlers. And little ones are smart to befriend bugs since without little creature... 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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There is something fascinating, captivating and intriguing about the Universe! Although Cosmos appears empty and dark, it sparkles with thousands of mysterious glittering lights. Also, while purportedly having an infinite nature, the universe keeps expanding! It holds billions of galaxies, each containing millions of stars, and although the space between... Read more →

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When I asked my children what is their favorite spring-inspired book, they unanimously replied that it is The Tiny Wish (buy here), where Anja, an enchanting girl from Norway, experiences an extraordinary adventure with her animal friends. Lori Evert, the New York Times bestseller author, created The Tiny Wish book... 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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