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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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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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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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Are your kids fascinated with earthworms? Well, mine are (although I was not as a child)! So, we are taking a closer look at worms this week. And summer is a great time to study earthworms especially after it rains since they tend to get to the surface due to... 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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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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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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While most adults do not have a deep affection for bugs, children, on the other hand, spend hours in a backyard flipping over rocks and inspecting blades of grass in search of the coolest caterpillars and tiny crawlers. And little ones are smart to befriend bugs since without little creature... Read more →

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We are continuing our BODY Anatomy unit study. Today, it is all about 💉blood! Recently, Adrian, after getting a scab, asked me: "What is blood made of?" 🤔The cells and particles that make up our blood are so minuscule! So I wanted to break the blood down into its components,... Read more →

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We are continuing our BODY Anatomy Unit Study by exploring how the amazing body mechanism works. It can be hard for a child to conceptualize what goes on the inside when most of the process remains unseen while taking place on a very small scale. So I try to make... Read more →

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We need to eat and drink in order to survive, but it is the taste and smell that make these essential everyday activities so enjoyable! A tongue, our taste detector, is a big muscle covered with more than 10,000 clusters of taste! Under a Tongue Taste Map theory, each cluster... Read more →

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In continuing with our 💉 Inside of the BODY Anatomy Unit Study, today, we are exploring the inside of the giraffe, an animal to whom we all hold a true and innate affection. Relative of okapi, antelope, and cattle, the giraffe is a hoofed mammal, and the tallest animal living... Read more →

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How mysterious is the inside of the body! Children are simply fascinated to learn all about our body-machine that works day and night, without any rest, performing tasks no computer is capable of performing. Our eyelids blink reflexively, our lungs are constantly expanding and contracting, delivering fresh oxygen throughout our... Read more →

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June 8th is World Oceans Day, and we were inspired to start our Ocean Unit Study. As always, we begin any unit study by referring to books while exploring our animal figurines. Children love National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean (buy here). The book is a... Read more →

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Children are excited to begin our 🐸 Frog Unit Study. Frogs are amphibians (meaning "two-lives"). Toads, newts, salamanders and caecilians (blind worms) are also members of the amphibian group. "Two-lives" means that frogs begin their lives in the water as eggs and then tadpoles, and when they are fully developed,... Read more →

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We love our feathered friends, and we love celebrating Bird Holidays to learn more about them and to advance bird conservation. Here are few Bird Holidays to note and put on your calendar: National Bird Day is celebrated in the United States annually on January 5. International Bird Day is... Read more →

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Did you know that only birds have feathers? That is what makes a bird different from other animals. Feathers, such as soft down keeps the birds warm, while wing feathers allow flight and tail feathers are used for steering. The color of the feathers can be used to hide the... Read more →

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In a Montessori education, there is usually an introductory geography lesson focused on land, air, and water. Today, we are exploring animals' natural habitat through a matching activity, by sorting animals according to where they live: either on land, water, or air. To introduce this lesson, I have put together... Read more →

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