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March 2016

Julia (at six and a half) and Adrian (at two and a half) really enjoy "National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of ..." Series. Today, we are reading the First Big Book of the Ocean (buy here ). The pictures are big, colorful, mostly two-pages-wide; while the text is... Read more →

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Today is Easter, and we have so much planed! From meeting Mr. Bunny at the Egg Hunt, to watching our favorite HOP movie (buy here), to Easter-themed writing, counting and egg decorating! The tracing of letters is from our Easter 2015 Activities pack. I encourage Julia to write something every... Read more →

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We have just moved to the area, and every day we are in awe from all the beauty the county has to offer. Every morning and afternoon, for example, we have a pleasure of saying "hello" to these horse. The equestrian farm is right across from Julia's school. Read more →

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Since a very young age, I have been trying to instill in both of my children the sense of care, respect, and affection for their materials. I would teach them how to use the materials so gently, explain how special these materials are, how to carry them very carefully with... Read more →

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Sandpaper Continent Globe (buy here) is one of the very first geography materials to introduce to your child at around two years of age, as this activity is primarily concrete in nature (and is less abstract than the Colored Globe presentation. With Sandpaper Globe, you would explain that our Earth... Read more →

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Since about 10 months, Adrian had been enjoying playdough . In the beginning, we would make our own from flour & water, & he would practice his skills at squishing, tearing, pinching... great sensorial stimulation! Then, while observing his older sister, who has been using a lot of "tool" like... Read more →

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Although it is not a Montessori toy per se, in my opinion, it is a toy that every child should have. I was so obsessed with "organic" toys and toys made from wood - I was so set in my ways against anything plastic, that I have deprived my daughter... Read more →

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Today, it is March 9th, and it is gorgeous sunny outside, in mid 80°F. It appears that spring frost is no longer a danger, and it is time to plant our Spruce Tree, which children received last Christmas at Santa's Workshop at the Nature's Nursery. The tree was given as... Read more →

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Below, Adrian (at 28 months) is matching Waldorf Alphabet Cards (buy here) to a chunky wooden animal alphabet puzzle pieces. The letter cards are artistically illustrated in gentle watercolors. Each full-color card beautifully depicts one large capital letter, a smaller lower-case letter, and an animal whose name begins with that... Read more →

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We bought these basil seeds in Switzerland, during our Europe trip in 2011, and they germinated despite the five years of storage! Within one week after planting, we could already see the little seedlings. about 2 weeks after planing the seeds The sprouts are still very vulnerable to any temperature... Read more →

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"Children have an anxious concern for living beings, and the satisfaction of this instinct fills them with delight. It is therefore easy to interest them in taking care of plants ... Nothing awakens foresight in a small child, who lives as a rule for the passing moment and without care... Read more →

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Pasting is so much fun for children! I am sure you have Holiday or birthday cards which are too beautiful to throw away and lots of tissue paper that does not look presentable any longer to decorate a birthday gift bag with as well as lots of left over wrapping... Read more →

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My Mom gave us a simple and nutritious recipe on how to make an apple pie (or-шарлотка-из-яблок). First, we needed to slice some apples, so we used our Apple Slicing Activity. This apple slicer is a good quality slicer, but it was hard for Julia to slice the apple all... Read more →

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Maria Montessori defined the first plane of development (which takes place from birth to six years) as a period of “absorbent mind”. And I can truly see how “absorbent” Adrian is at 28 months: he is watching, and he is doing. Adrian has been observing Julia using scissors for quite... Read more →

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