Winter Feed

Below are 📚books we have been enjoying reading during the cold❄️Winter months. We love snow and winter, and we love creating fairy-tale settings for our children to play out their imagination. (I wrote about the importance of imaginary play in child's development here.) So, we love bringing books to life... Read more →

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Today, we are freezing clear hydrogels and creating an icy Arctic ❄️Snowy Sensory Bin. For the first time, you can buy this sensory bin through my new Etsy store ~ order here. (5% of profits will be donated to fight global warming.) Limited time ONLY get 10% off your Arctic... Read more →

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Happy ❄️February 1st! Have you wondered what to do with an old monthly 🗓calendar? A 🤗fun kids ⚗️science experiment of course! This is a cool trick your kids will 💙love when they see the 💫magic unfold in front of their eyes! A magically appearing image and magically disappearing 🌀hydrogels ~... Read more →

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Today, we are learning about polar regions of the Earth, also known as the Earth's ❄️frigid zones that surround Earth's geographical North and South Poles. These regions are very cold, covered by snow and polar ice caps: the northern resting on the Arctic Ocean and the southern on the continent... Read more →

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When Adrian woke up this morning, he recited a part of his Winter Poem: "Snowflakes dance throughout the night, when I open my eyes, the world is white!" (See a post here.) And indeed it was:) We usually do not get snow in March, and to see all the buds... 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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February 27 is International Polar Bear Day, celebrated to raise awareness about the conservation status of polar bears and the impact of global warming and reduced sea ice on polar bear population. Polar bear facts: The polar bear (together with the grizzly bear) is the largest land-dwelling predatory animal on... Read more →

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Well, the Groundhog did say that we will have another six weeks of winter 🌬❄️️(read a post here), and here we are - a foot of 🌨 snow! Everything is closed under a winter-storm warning, and we are enjoying the day. Our Dinosaur friends are seeing snow for the first... Read more →

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Blooming tress while snow is on the ground? Spring can not be that early! Groundhog better not see its shadow tomorrow. We just had snow, and while taking a nature walk, we saw buds thickening, little yellow flowerets emerging, trees blooming! How is it possible? We are in the Northern... Read more →

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The predominant difference between the two polar regions (North and South) is that Antartica, or the South Pole region, is a continent covered with an immense ice shelf, where is the massive ice cap of the Arctic at the North Pole lies on the Arctic Ocean. Julia confuses the two... Read more →

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In continuing our unit study on polar ❄️️ regions of the 🌏 Earth, Adrian is matching Polar Animals cards. In the process, he is learning the names of the 🐋🐇🐧 animals, while practicing recognizing written words, and matching labels and a picture to an object. Below is a 📽️video of... Read more →

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My children are captivated by🌨snow! So, to explore our natural affection, we are learning about mysteries of fascinating snowflakes by reading about them and by exploring the subject hands-on through snowflake crafts. First, we observe and admire. Then we read ... The Secret Life of a Snowflake book (buy here)... Read more →

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Today, we are learning about 🌋volcanoes and the science behind its eruption, by conduction a volcano eruption experiment: both 🏡indoors or ☃️outdoors! First, we learned about volcanoes by reading Flip The Flaps: Planet Earth book (buy here). Children loved how the flaps open while revealing interesting facts such as "Are... Read more →

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One of the central tenants of Montessori philosophy is the connection of children with nature. Maria Montessori placed a great emphasis on nature and nature education. "Children are inherently connected to nature and fascinated by living things; there is a significant body of research discussing the benefits of children interacting... Read more →

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Today, we had more unexpected snow🌨! Saturdays, Julia has her ballet class in the morning, so we got to enjoy a snowy ride, and then we spent the entire day outdoors! In the morning, we came across this beautiful bush with red berries! The contrast was so vibrant! "Only veins... Read more →

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We were pleasantly surprised to wake up to a fresh feathery blanket of❄️️snow! The sight of falling snow is magical, but the magic continues once snowflakes have landed since the sparkle and glitter are simply amazing once the sun shines on them! Snowflakes have a striking hexagonal symmetry and each... Read more →

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Have you ever come across animal tracks in the snow, and yet could not be sure what animal made the tracks? A snowy winter landscape is not only beautiful, but it is also a great mean of identifying animals that have been in a certain area. Snow will preserve tracks... Read more →

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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer book (buy here) is another holiday favorites! A poignant story about Rudolph, eloquently verse-written by his creator, Robert May. The book tells the original story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: how he came to be the most famous reindeer of all! My children seem to never... Read more →

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This is another winter gem book: The Hat by the beloved author of our favorite The Mitten book. Jan Brett continues her style in this lovely story about a hedgehog who fought the convention! The hedgehog was a brave maverick, who had turned the course of daily living of his... Read more →

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I have such tender memories about the "Mitten" book. I read a similar story when I was little, and now, I am so excited to share this beautiful book ~ The Mitten by Jan Brett (buy here) with you! This plot exists in many cultures, but it originated in 🇺🇦... Read more →

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