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During one of our visits to the farm, children had a chance to stimulate their senses at 🌽 a corn-kingdom. So, we were inspired to reproduce a corn sensory play at home, but on a smaller scale. I also added a language twist by mixing in alphabet letter-buttons and offering... Read more →

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Happy 💐 Mother's Day to all the Mothers! "I love Mom!" . . . Adrian wrote today, and these are the sweetest words a Mother can wish for! You can easily make this "touch and trace" sensory writing tray with materials readily available in your home. You will need: a... Read more →

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You can easily make this Montessori Sensorial Tracing Tray with materials readily available in your home. You will need: a smaller tray where you would pour the filler in, filler such as polenta (what Adrian is pouring), sand, flour, amaranth, etc, a small rake or a fork to smooth out... Read more →

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Inspired by May 9th Victory Day, we are exploring letter V. Allowing a child to explore his/her learning environment through many senses, assures better absorption and retention of the information learned. “The child can only develop fully by means of experience in his environment. We call such experience ‘work’.” (Maria... Read more →

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To honor May 9th Victory Day, we are making letter "V" for Victory, using dried flowers. "Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment” Maria Montessori. And today, Adrian is learning the letter V... Read more →

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Adrian started legibly writing letters at around three years of age (see a post "Writing his own name at 37 months" here), but numbers for some reason are harder for him to trace. So, he practices daily in his numbers workbook (buy here), and he also likes to refer to... Read more →

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Happy ☘️ St. Patrick's Day! Children have been so excitedly anticipating the holiday, and here it is. We learned that on St. Patrick's Day many people give cards or flowers to their family and friends. People also make cookies, cakes and other goodies to share with others. Some people wear... Read more →

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Are you as excited in anticipation of 🍀St. Patricks' Day as we are? Well, this year, children have decided that they will not be setting up a trap for Leprechauns, but rather they want to create a peaceful and inviting atmosphere. "He earned his gold by working hard making shoes... Read more →

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In a Montessori language curriculum, a child does not learn alphabet letters in an ABC alphabetical order, rather the letters are introduced phonetically (the way they sound) rather than by their name. Phonetical order is proven to be very effective in allowing children to quickly form as many words as... Read more →

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Recently, we found My First Book of Baby Animals (buy here) at a local library, and we knew we had to have it! With the sweet introduction of cutest baby animals, this sturdy board book will be enjoyed even by very little ones. Boasting with bright photos of baby animals... Read more →

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Happy 🎂Birthday Dr. Seuss! Today, we are celebrating Dr. Seuss’ 🎉 Birthday by reading his books and assembling Green Eggs and Ham puzzle! "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go," said Dr. Seuss. Although no longer... Read more →

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International ❄️Polar🐻Bear Day is an annual event celebrated every February 27 to raise awareness about the conservation status of polar bears and the impact of global warming and reduced sea ice on polar bear population. So, we started our unit study by reading about polar bears and the dangers they... Read more →

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Today, we are playing Dinosaur Matching Memory game that I created. We are using one-to-one correspondence with two sets of sorting cards. Match-Up Memory game is a classic (it can be made for any unit study), and it is simple and fun to play. The game can even be played... Read more →

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Even though, Adrian knows his ABCs, daily practice and repetition is crucial for long-term retention of learned material. Today, Adrian was working with wooden PlanToys Alphabet letters (buy here): matching capital letters to double- sided bases. The front base has animal pictures which relate to the alphabet, and on the... Read more →

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Almost every Montessori lesson (from Language to Geography to Math) is presented as a 3🅿️🌠Three Period Lesson, which is proven to afford a child optimum assimilation of a learning material. The presentation can be very confusing🤔(trust me, I have been there), but when you break it down, it is real... Read more →

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We are "unofficially" starting the Pink Series (read below) with these CVC Word Cards and clothespins (buy here). I do not call the reading "official" just yet since Adrian is seeing the pictures on the cards. But, I cannot wait to give it a try since some words he might... Read more →

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Recently, we came across "My First Discoveries" series of non-fiction books, and we are loving it! The spiral-bound Dinosaurs book (buy here) is just the right level for a 3-year-old. This book boasts beautiful bright illustrations and factual details with child-friendly comparisons such as "Which dinosaur was as long as... Read more →

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In continuing our Dinosaur Unit Study, we are exploring our dinosaur box (buy here). Unzipped bin becomes a dinosaur island play mat, and a play mat becomes a storage bin in a zip! This storage box is so versatile, and it comes with two small dinosaurs. We love to add... Read more →

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We are so excited to start our Dinosaur Unit study. We always read and research first, and then explore in pretend and sensory play. And what is a better way to start a new subject than with the encyclopedia? So, today we are reading the Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs pop-up book... Read more →

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February 2nd is Groundhog Day, a holiday originated in the late 18th century from the custom of early German-speaking Pennsylvanian immigrants. According to the legend, if Groundhog emerges from his burrow on February 2nd and sees his shadow because it is sunny☀️️ and fearfully retreats back into his burrow to... Read more →

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