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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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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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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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I think that the most drastic seasonal change occurs from winter to spring: when nature, rested from its natural respite, awakens in all its glory to start the cycle of life once again. To learn about the season's cycle, we started with a Four Seasons Book set (buy here), where... Read more →

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Spring is in full bloom, and we cannot stop admiring all the beauty unfolding in front of our eyes. And discoveries lead to questions: "Where do flowers come from? How do flowers know when to bloom? How do they get their food? What is pollination?" And so forth. As always,... Read more →

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“The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.” ~ Dr. Montessori. April 22nd is 🌐Earth Day! Senator Nekson declared this day a National Holiday so that we can educate our children on the importance of conservation and... Read more →

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Caring for the environment is one of the areas of Montessori Practical Life activities, which are tasks a child sees routinely performed at home, and each serving a meaningful purpose as the child masters essential tasks such as food preparation, pouring a drink, tying of the shoes, sweeping, sewing and... Read more →

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Spring is celebrated in Epcot with brilliant blooms, vibrant gardens, flower towers, wildlife habitats, walkways and interactive playgrounds. The park boasts with more than 70 world-renowned Disney-themed topiaries. Interactive playgrounds are build just for this event. Tomatoes. Vertical Gardens. I had never seen such a breathtaking display of flowers and... Read more →

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Adrian picked a pumpkin during our last visit to the farm, and he could not wait to see what is inside. We are using Montessori 3-Part cards where the child would match picture to picture and then label to label. It all starts with the seed ... or does it?... Read more →

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With the abundance of pumpkins and squashes in the Fall, we decided to learn more about them. I am using traditional Montessori 3-Part cards from Montessori Print Shop (free download here), and a variety of different pumpkins and squashes. There are various levels of difficulties with matching cards, so this... Read more →

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It is Fall here, in Western Hemisphere, and apples are everywhere! So today, it is all about apples! Apple Serving Activity We Love these Montessori aprons: independence = confidence = happy child Learning about the Life Cycle of an Apple These are traditional Montessori 3-Part Cards. Read more on matching... Read more →

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Autumn is our favorite season! We love the vibrancy of deciduous trees as foliage changes color from green to golden-yellow to red. We love watching the leaves dance in the air as they gracefully fall on the ground, offering children a playground heaven to jump into! We love the cool... Read more →

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