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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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Today, we are doing St. Patrick's Day Inspired craft: a ☘️Shamrock from green pipe cleaners and threaded green and white beads. To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, people decorate their windows and doors with a shamrock, which is a plant with three leaves, resembling a clover. Shamrock is a symbol of... Read more →

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Happy Valentine's💝 Day. I hope you had a lovely celebration. Today, I will show you a sneak peek into our Learning Space (our classroom), as well as a summary of our Valentine's inspired activities. When we moved into our new house (in September of 2016), and I walked into this... Read more →

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Today, Adrian (39 months old) enjoyed threading a heart 💗 as Valentine's Day craft. This activity can be enjoyed by toddlers, preschoolers, and even adults. It fosters concentration, develops fine motor skills, and encourages creativity. To prepare this activity, I traced and cut out hearts from red and pink cardstock... Read more →

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This year, for Classroom Valentine's gifts, Julia decided to make small hearts from beads and pipe-cleaners. (See Adrian doing this craft here). I encourage hand-made gifts since such activity promotes creativity, patience (she had to make 36!), and develops fine-motor skills. This cannot get any more practical as a Montessori... Read more →

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Valentine's Day is in the air, and we are making probably the most popular craft: threading beads on pipe cleaners, making hearts. Threading is an amazing fine motor practice for little hands, and with Valentine's Day approaching, what is a better use for your beaded pipe cleaners than turning them... Read more →

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Christmas is not the same without decorating a Gingerbread house! MERRY CHRISTMAS! I hope you have the merriest, healthy and happy Holiday Season! Thank you so much for following our Montessori life journey! Read more →

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Christmas is such a special time for our family. Julia has a long break from school, meaning more time with me and more time with her brother. I enjoy creating fun Christmas-inspired activities in which both of my children can participate. We do not follow a harsh curriculum during the... Read more →

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Christmas tree 🎄decorating activity is one of the favorite practical life activities of my children during the holiday season! They have non-fragile decorations to work with, as well as handcrafted ornaments they made themselves, making the entire process even more rewarding. They're able to express their personality during an activity... Read more →

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This practical life activity is so simple, fun and it adds a nice auditory dimension! Even the youngest children can enjoy it and practice their fine motor skills. Christmas is just not the same without the pleasant sounds of the jingle bells, so what about making an ornament or a... Read more →

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I love seeing Adrian's face light up when he sees a new activity set up waiting for him. Today, we are threading Christmas-colored beads on pipe cleaners, making candy canes which can be hanged as ornaments, placed in jars as decorations, or even given as gifts. Beads and pipe cleaners... 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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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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Adrian has been using all different types of tongs (buy here) since about two years of age, and at a three-year mark, he has mastered them all except for chop-sticks. So, to keep the interest alive, I change the setup frequently and offer a "new" and aesthetically enticing presentation. For... Read more →

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With all these beautiful mum flowers on our porch, Adrian decided to make small flower arrangements and decorate the house with them. Buy this Flower Arranging Activity here. We love Montessori aprons! There is no tying or fastening involved: a child as young as two-years-old can independently put on an... Read more →

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Adrian has been enjoying cutting with scissors since about 25 months: it started with fringe-cutting, followed by simple strip cutting. At this point, Adrian is very comfortable cutting on the lines. So, today, we have many Fall inspired strips to cut. Practice makes the hand stronger and more precise. Once,... Read more →

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It is Fall here, in Western Hemisphere, and apples are everywhere! So today, it is all about apples! Apple Serving Activity We Love these Montessori aprons: independence = confidence = happy child Learning about the Life Cycle of an Apple These are traditional Montessori 3-Part Cards. Read more on matching... Read more →

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Practical Life activities include among others, care for self and others and care of the environment. Caring for plants is part of caring for the environment and it is a wonderful opportunity for a child to develop responsibility, discipline, and most importantly affection for nature. "There must be a provision... Read more →

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To make bubbles you would need: a water resistant tray, a water source (here a measuring cup filled with water), a bowl for whisking, a whisk, liquid soap, eye dropper to transfer the soap to the bowl, and a toddle who likes to make bubbles:) As with any activity, once... Read more →

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Fall is in the air here in Western Hemisphere: days are shorter and colder, with more rain; but this change of season also brings its beauty: the gorgeous sight of deciduous trees change color, brisk air and sparkly morning frost, and of course, bountiful harvest: fruits and pumpings and corn!... Read more →

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