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Thanksgiving Holiday is a time to gather together and spend quality time with the family; and for us, making crafts allows us to be together while expressing creativity, advancing fine-motor skills, and most importantly, having fun! This ✂️DIY Pipe Cleaners ♻️Paper Mache 🦃Turkey craft is another fun Thanksgiving-Inspired activity children... Read more →

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As 🦃 Thanksgiving is approaching, we try to slow down, reflect, and be thankful for all the blessings we are so fortunate with. By instilling gratitude in my children, I hope to ensure that they will have all the tools necessary to meet every situation with a mindset of abundance,... Read more →

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This Thanksgiving Inspired DIY lesson on Subtraction uses materials you probably have at home. (Please note that this lesson should be presented to a child who already understands the concept of numerals at least till ten and the concept of addition; see the links below.) There are different ways you... Read more →

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Montessori Odd and Even Math activity (also called Cards and Counters) concretely teaches a child what number is odd and what number is even, a concept which can otherwise seem very abstract to a child. First, place numbers randomly on the rug and ask your child to set numbers one... Read more →

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Crafts are an amazing activity to bring the family together and express creativity. Hands-on crafts also promote the development of muscles in the hands and fingers, improving fine motor skills which are essential in early formative years. Moreover, crafting encourages critical visual-processing skills such as pattern recognition, detecting of spatial... Read more →

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Who said that 🍪 cookie-cutters are just for baking? How about creating a 🍁 nature-inspired craft with🍂 treasures we have found during our nature walks like leaves, pine cones, and acorns. And we will be using the 🌽 corn kernels too. We are using natural play dough (buy here) which... 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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This morning, I was dropping Julia off to school, and I saw this beautiful frost-covered equestrian field, with horses covered with winter blankets in the background. I could not resist but to capture this moment. We are not as fortunate as other parts of the world with having a lot... Read more →

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Thanksgiving is such a special time to stop, reflect and express our gratitude for all the wonderful things our lives are full of. So often we focus on what is not working or on things that are missing or on something that we think we need. It takes some effort... Read more →

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Maria Montessori believed that children from birth till six years are in a period of Absorbent Mind. She defined children at this First Plane of Development as "sensorial explorers" of the world, who have the ability to quickly and effortlessly absorb information from their environment just by being in it... Read more →

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Summer, Fall, Winter ... I felt like we experienced all the three seasons in two days! Yesterday, was warm and sunny, and while taking a walk, we stumbled on these beautiful summer flowers ... Today, we had our 1st snow! Not a lot, but enough for Julia's Nutcracker ballet performance. Read more →

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Recently, we have been very blessed with warm and sunny days. Usually, by the middle of November, all the foliage has fallen, revealing the serenity of bare branches. This year, however, we are still admiring all the beauty of the Fall. We have been talking about seasons with Adrian. In... Read more →

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At her Montessori school, Julia made a turkey from oven-baked clay. It took children few weeks to complete the project: they each had to mold, bake, and then paint over with lacquer their own turkey - just in time for Thanksgiving 🦃. Julia used scotch tape to adhere fresh autumn... Read more →

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We finally have precise ⚖️ balance scales with metal weights which have 0.2 g. sensitivity. Balance (or a pair of scales) uses a balance beam and compares masses by balancing the weight due to the mass of an object against the weight of a known mass or masses. Adrian will... Read more →

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Raking leaves during the month of November seems like fruitless activity since the leaves fall faster than we can rake. But children enjoy it: they get to be outside, enjoy the fresh air, have some physical exercise and do something practical, despite the result not lasting long; but what does? Read more →

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The concept of a numeral can be very abstract for a child. So to make this concrete, we are using Fall-inspired wooden 🎃 pumpkin counters to represent the quantity while building "teens" hands-on. Seeing that number one is small and ten is big allows the child to visually and concretely... Read more →

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Adrian always stops by to look at horses, despite the fact that it is Julia's second year at her Montessori school. I guess, one never gets tiered of nature ... Read more →

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Fall harvest, hay rides, pumpkin picking, and, of course, children asked to make pumpkin 🍪cookies! Do you 🍴cook with your children? 👦🏼Adrian has been my little helper since he was two years old! And since he is not 📖 reading yet, I made this simple 📝 recipe with pictures of... Read more →

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With all the vibrant Fall colors around us, Adrian expressed a wish to paint an Autumn tree. To prepare, we read books about Trees, talked about their composition, and looked at different types of trees. Adrian is using artist-grade Watercolor Paints, Washable Watercolors, and these paintbrushes. We read Woods and... Read more →

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