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Children have been enjoying seeing all the colorful birds in our backyard, and today, we are doing the color matching activity by matching various 🐦birds (exotic and backyard) to the Montessori 🌈Color Tablets. Your child will learn colors and shades as well as names of birds, exercise hand-eye coordination and... Read more →

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Dr. Maria Montessori's Birthday is August 31st, so today, as a tribute, I am writing a post about my favorite Montessori books. "The child has a different relation to his environment from ours... the child absorbs it. The things he sees are not just remembered; they form part of his... Read more →

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We are continuing our North America unit study with this sensory play while learning about animals which are quite exotic to the continent. Sensory play is extremely important for children. And although a traditional Montessori Sensorial activity is designed to isolate just one sense to be worked with, setting up... Read more →

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In this technocratic world, what child would not like to have his/her own laptop to be just like Mommy and Daddy? You can make that wish came true with this super easy DIY from recycled cardboard and aluminum foil. What you will need: a rectangular piece of recycled cardboard, which... Read more →

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This is a super fun DIY: use recycled eggs (I am sure we all have tones of them after Easter) or use balls and let your kiddo have fun with this color recognition gross motor game. I did not have either black or red egg, so using Sharpies, I colored... Read more →

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This recycled DIY from cardboard will help your child learn the shape of the number by hands-on making numbers from pipe cleaners. Then, through the sense of touch, the child will reinforce numeral vs quantity association by counting pom poms, thus developing sensorially tactile understanding of quantitative measure of number,... Read more →

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Montessori materials can be 💰costly, so I love finding an alternative. Below I will show you some of the DIYs I have created to substitute some of the materials you would generally purchase. DIY Color Matching + Fine Motor Pegging This DIY resembles matching Montessori Color Tablets ~ similar to... Read more →

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After observing Julia doing multiplication exercises, Adrian expressed an interest, so we have been doing some multiplication work this past month. To illustrate the process concretely, we are using these mega building blocks to introduce the simplest concept ✖ 1️⃣~ one times. "Times" ✖ means how many times you repeat... Read more →

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Today, Adrian got to practice his scissor skills while making a DIY♻️car wash. All you need is ✂️scissors, cardstock, ruler and a pencil, a ♻️recycled cardboard📦box, and a sprinkle of imagination. First, using a rule, Adrian drew straight lines and then he started cutting, making strips. It is very important... 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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Recently, 👦🏼Adrian really got into LEGO building: he builds every day, and he would build the entire day (if I let him😉). So, we are LEGO ❤️️fanatics here! This Snow ❄️ Resort Kit (buy here) is actually the 1st LEGO Friends set 👦🏼Adrian built completely independently (without 👧🏻Julia's help and... 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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We have a schedule and children love highlighting in it as they complete a particular lesson or an activity. It keeps me organized, and children have a clear weekly plan in front of them, which allows them to monitor their progress. I believe that good habits form a good character,... Read more →

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We are continuing our BODY Anatomy Unit Study by exploring how the amazing body mechanism works. It can be hard for a child to conceptualize what goes on the inside when most of the process remains unseen while taking place on a very small scale. So I try to make... Read more →

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In continuing with our 💉 Inside of the BODY Anatomy Unit Study, today, we are exploring the inside of the giraffe, an animal to whom we all hold a true and innate affection. Relative of okapi, antelope, and cattle, the giraffe is a hoofed mammal, and the tallest animal living... Read more →

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I believe that good habits form a good character. So, as part of Adrian's daily routine (he has a schedule, just like Julia), he writes/traces in his workbooks. I wouldn't say that writing is his favorite part of the day (he still likes to play), but it is something he... 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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Adrian really enjoys Color Code puzzle (buy here), which is a logic game, featuring patterned see-through stackable colorful tiles. Color Code is a unique game where a child layers these see-through tiles to create different multi-colored shapes as shown in the included challenge booklet. The booklet offers challenges from one... Read more →

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Today, we are exploring fractions. My children love LEGO. They are always either working on building LEGO or enjoy playing with it, so we have it out most of the time. Fractions are an abstract mathematical concept, and even Julia at seven-and-a-half is still not grasping it entirely. Making abstract... Read more →

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My children love LEGO! We are happy to find LEGO Juniors level for Adrian since DUPLO does not spark a fire in his eyes any longer and Julia's Friends and Creator series are too hard for him. Juniors level is perfect for Adrian right now at three-and-a-half years old. He... Read more →

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