Julia 6 years Feed

“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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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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Today, Julia and Adrian are working with play-dough. They love it as they can "work" together; they learn to share tools as well as play-dough; they chat and laugh, and most importantly, this activity allows them to express themselves creatively, be innovative, refine their fine-motor skills and it is fun!... Read more →

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Animals of the World puzzle (buy here) is an incredible 300 piece puzzle, featuring hundreds of animals from around the world in their native land. This 300 piece puzzle requires precise sorting, patience, and determination. The process is lengthy but so rewarding as the child learns geography, such as continents,... Read more →

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To continue our number exploration, we are making numbers from pipe-cleaners! Julia has made most of them, but Adrian noticed that 10 was missing, so he started to work on it right a way. And what about making numbers from play-dough? Julia really enjoyed making numbers from play-dough. She decorated... Read more →

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"If you can dream it, you can do it!" Walt Disney ... And it is so important to dream: to wish for impossible, to desire unachievable, to strive for inconceivable! Because all these concepts are relative - to our current knowledge, to current progress level, and to our evolutionary advancement.... Read more →

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Language objects are usually used for early reading during a Phonetic Object Game (in a last Step Towards Literacy). Julia (2 months short of her 7th Birthday) can read all these words, and now, the goal is for her to be comfortable with spelling using Montessori Cursive Moveable Alphabet. Children... Read more →

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We are finally going to Disney! We had to cancel our last two trips, and we are so excited that the trip to a place "where dreams come true" is approaching at last! I printed and laminated the Disney character countdown calendar, and children made countdown rings. How do you... Read more →

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July 28th was the birthday of my Grandfather (1926 -2012), who after living fully for 86 years had left this physical world to peacefully rejoice with the Higher Being, with God, with Love. Julia, almost 7 years old, has so many questions: Why does the body stop working? Can I... Read more →

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In a Montessori geography curriculum, you begin with: STEP 1: Sandpaper Globe (buy here), which is one of the first geography materials to introduce to your child at around two years of age to explain the difference between land and water. The sandpaper globe is a concrete representation of our... Read more →

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Having completed the "Pink" letter series, and while working on the "Green", Julia in a mean time works daily with helping words,which she spells out using Movable Alphabet. "u" and "w" still can be confusing Read more →

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I am loving this age: when my children work, play, read, and cook together! Today, Adrian and Julia are making "givech" - my favorite dish, which is a caviar of mixed vegetables (what ever you have in your refrigerator) sauteed with onions and garlic. This dish is really simple, very... Read more →

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Today, children are making a special Father's Day card for Daddy. This craft idea was inspired by Guess How Much I Love You book (buy here), with a simple yet poignant message about an unconditional love of a Father Rabbit ~ about love that knows no boundaries, love that keeps... Read more →

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Guided Meditation with Music is a part of the Practice of Mindfulness, where there is no need to strive to make anything happen. Simply feel whatever you are feeling, observe without judgment, and focus on physical sensations (such as breathing), internal feelings and emotional resonance—like happiness, sadness, anger, fear and... Read more →

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In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th (commemorating Flag's adoption in 1777 on June 14) with multiple parades, emphasizing on the special place the flag holds in the hearts of the US Citizens. F Is for Flag (buy here) is a good book to introduce this... Read more →

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Today, Julia had a kindergarten graduation ceremony which started with a professionally staged Cinderella play. Interestingly, each child eventually chose a role they naturally gravitated towards, even though initially they thought they would want to portray someone else. For example, in the beginning, Julia hoped to play the Cinderella role,... Read more →

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Today, we are utilizing some of our traditionally recognized methods of perception, or sense: The Sense of Smell, Sight, and Touch. Sense of Smell Kids could not believe the aroma peony flowers diffuse! They could not smell them enough :) Sense of Sight Looking, observing, exploring ... finding an ant!... Read more →

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Julia so enjoyed the Timelines book, that the next morning she was compelled to create a timeline of her own ... Wake up; Breakfast; School; Homework; Play with Adrian; Dinner; Play with Papa; Bath; Bed. Read more →

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Inspired by the National Geographic Space book we are currently reading, Julia decides to make a collage ... Kids love all the "First Big Book Of __ " Series learning about different colors of the stars determining relative size of the Earth vs Moon learning about the Moon All done!... Read more →

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My children like feeling useful, and they like just about as much being outside and near (or preferable in) the water. This activity achieves all those goals. The hardwood clothesline stand (buy here) is perfect for hanging laundry, which is an irresistible activity. Fun and easy for children to handle,... Read more →

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