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Small world play is extremely important to children as it shrinks the immense adult world to a manageable digestible "tray" where children can develop emotionally by exploring their imagination and re-enacting certain experiences, thus reflecting on feelings and life events in a safe way. Children also develop personal and social... Read more →

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Process Art is a very exciting modern form of art that works great with children since it is all about the process rather than a result. The Guggenheim states “process art emphasizes the 'process' of making art”. As such, process art is all about the experience children are having while... Read more →

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Adrian has been fascinated with firetrucks, firefighters and everything red, so today, we are playing this fun DIY gross motor game: "Let's extinguish the fire and save the Paw Patrol Marshall puppy!" You will need some recycled stackable cups and a ball. (Accessories are optional.) First, children would take turns... Read more →

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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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Letter hunt today ~ letter R. Although Adrian (4 years old), knows all his letters well now, I am a big believer in practice and repetition. Even if a child knows his/her ABCs, s/he will inevitably forget them in the absence of implementation and application of what the child has... Read more →

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Montessori Language curriculum follows a PBG Scheme, which is a Montessori “Pink-Blue-Green" series approach, where the child progresses very gradually as s/he is first introduced to three CVC letter words in 💗PINK Series (Consonant-Vowel-Consonant), then blends (st, bl, pr...) in 💙 BLUE Series, and finally learning digraphs (sh, th, ch,... Read more →

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In continuing our Anatomy unit study, we are making Oobleck "blood" and "blood cells" from air clay. Oobleck ~also known as "Goop" ~ is an inexpensive, non-toxic example of a non-Newtonian fluid which is a suspension of starch (e.g. cornstarch) in water, where the resulting substance ~ also called "ooze"... Read more →

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The Human Body is an amazing mechanism! And the human hand is an extremely versatile tool, capable of delicate manipulations as well as powerful gripping actions. The arrangement of its 27 small bones, moved by 37 skeletal muscles that are connected to the bones by tendons, allows a wide range... Read more →

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Below I will share some of our recycled arts and crafts children did, using materials you probably have at home. There is nothing more exciting than turning "rubbish" into art while challenging creativity and inventiveness. 🍂Nature 🍃Inspired 🎨Art Inspired by Nature Anatomy book, today, children enjoyed "printing patterns" of different... Read more →

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Today, we will be creating a water lily pond (my children can never have enough sensory play) and we also will be conducting a kids science experiment called "Magic Flower." Drop an easy-to-make DIY paper lily bud in a bowl of water and watch it slowly bloom before your eyes!... 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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Today, we are exploring letter P. During our letter hunt, Adrian would walk around the house and collect all the objects that begin with the "p" sound. "P" is for popcorn, plate, plus (sign/addition), pop/soda can, Pocahontas, princesses, pumpkin, puzzle, picture, pond, park, piano, pregnant, penny, pencil/pen, pig, parrot, pit,... Read more →

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We see and hear birds everywhere! We also enjoy a sight of intricately build nests and occasional chicks. We actually raised two years in a row a family of house finches, each time hatching four baby chicks. So, inspired by all the sights of bird nests, today, we are learning... Read more →

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We are beginning our 🐝Bee Study to defy any misconceptions and fear of these amazing insects (closely related to wasps and ants). Bees are very important pollinators for flowers, fruits, and vegetables. They transfer pollen between the male and female parts of the same flower, thus allowing a plant to... Read more →

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This DIY Daffodils tissue paper💐bouquet can be a perfect Mother's Day gift! All you need to make these awesome 🌼flowers is tissue paper and pipe cleaners. To make this craft, we are referring to a Tissue Paper Flowers Craft book (buy here), which features incredibly simple-to-make tissue paper flowers that... Read more →

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As a tribute to National 🚀Space Day, which is held annually on the first Friday in May, we are making a DIY Solar System craft from homemade no-cook natural play dough. To explore our solar system and the planets, we read National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space which... Read more →

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As a tribute to National 🚀Space Day, which is held annually on the first Friday in May, we are making a DIY Moon craft, but first, we learn about it. The Moon is about 4.5 billion years old. There are three theories as to how our planet's satellite could have... 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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This year, we decided not to buy Easter decorations, but to make them instead! If your kids are into messy not-so-messy 🎨 art fun, then crafting these marbled paper Easter Eggs which will make an awesome banner or Easter bunting is a perfect DIY for you! What you will need:... Read more →

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