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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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St. Patrick's Day is around the corner, and we are continuing the ☘️themed week today with this simple DIY addition activity. Hands-on concrete learning with visual counters is more accessible to children than the abstract mathematical concepts. So, this DIY is an invitation to count, perform addition, feel the counters,... Read more →

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Today, we are making St. Patrick's Day-inspired DIY ☘️Shamrock puzzle with a 🔟math twist. What you will need: recycled 🍡ice pop/popsicle sticks (or buy wooden craft sticks here), a shamrock cutout (we are using this glittered one), a green Sharpie, a craft knife, and a glue gun. Arrange craft sticks... Read more →

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We are longing for Spring, so today, we are upcycling by making a DIY Bird forest habitat craft with recycled toilet and towel paper rolls. As a base, we are using a white iPad packing insert. We are also using marbles, stones, moss and other finds we have collected during... Read more →

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Happy 🎂Birthday Dr. Seuss! Theodor Seuss Geisel, born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, MA, was an American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher, and artist, best known for authoring more than 60 children's books under the pen name Doctor Seuss. Did you know that Dr. Seuss is the... 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 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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I love bringing books to life and setting up small world invitations to play. I also like mixing different subjects, and today, we are bringing my children's old favorite Rudolph Lift-the-Tab book (buy here) to life with a math twist. We are using a traditional Montessori Math material: The 💯Hundred... 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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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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Sandpaper Numbers (buy here) is a lesson that is in a math area but is a mixture between the Sensorial area in Montessori classroom and math. Sandpaper numbers are very easy to make at home: all you need is sandpaper, trace numbers, cut them out and glue on a cardstock.... 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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Traditional Montessori materials, especially math materials, facilitate tremendously in the application of abstract concepts like numerals, teens, and ten's with my children. Dr. Maria Montessori envisioned children holding and "feeling" the quantity of, for example, the ten Numerical Rod and really grasping that "10" is BIG and "1" is small... Read more →

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Today, we are playing a fun extension to the numbers memory game by incorporating colors into the number-memorization process. This activity is very simple DIY at home: no specialized Montessori material is required. What you will need: a box with a lid or a drawstring bag filled with numerals (we... Read more →

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This is a super easy DIY at home math addition activity for your child. You will need: clothespins (we are using large wooden ones), pop-sticks, a marker & dot-stickers. First, I wrote a simple equation in a numerical format on a pop-stick. Control-of-error: a child flips that same pop-stick to... 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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Today, we are exploring 🌿Spring-Inspired 🐞Counters and 🔢Numbers Sensory Bin with a Math Twist. According to Dr. Maria Montessori, from birth till about seven years of age, children have a very sensorial relationship with their world ~ they use all of their five senses: of sight, hearing, taste, touch, and... Read more →

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This lesson is an extension to a lesson on "➕Addition Strip Board" where a child uses a traditional Montessori material: Addition Strip Board (buy here). Once the child is comfortable with adding numbers using the board, and has a strong understanding of quantity to numeral concept, this is a great... Read more →

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