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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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As seasons change, from winter to spring, Adrian is becoming more and more aware of the surrounding environment, and awareness leads to questions. Why do seasons change? Are seasons ever late? When will it be 🌨winter again? So, I dedicated a shelf to 🌸🌳🍂☃️ seasons, where Adrian can observe nature... Read more →

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We love nature and animals, and we love to explore. However, we cannot always visit all the beautiful places to admire all the living diversity on this land. There is so much to see - so much to explore! However, we can come to Disney's Animal Kingdom zoological theme park... Read more →

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Welcome to 💚Africa! Jambo means "Hello" in Swahili! Springbok is African National animal. Disney's Animal Kingdom is a zoological theme park. The Savanna in Africa Disney is a completely natural habitat, carefully crafted to resemble closely Africa's ecosystem. It is 800 square miles of natural terrain, including forests, wetlands of... Read more →

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Recently, we found My First Book of Baby Animals (buy here) at a local library, and we knew we had to have it! With the sweet introduction of cutest baby animals, this sturdy board book will be enjoyed even by very little ones. Boasting with bright photos of baby animals... 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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We love ❤️ to 📖 read, but we are also very selective with which books we end up buying. Julia and Adrian love going to libraries, and we end up with about ten books a week. We have been reading many dinosaur books, and the list below summarizes the books... Read more →

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We are continuing our Dinosaur Unit study. Today, we are learning about dinosaur fossils and foot-prints hands-on. My children love modeling dough, especially three pounds of it! (We are using this dough.) Adrian also likes to engage his animal figurines in play, so today, he is a paleontologist, exploring ancients... 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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Recently, we came across "My First Discoveries" series of non-fiction books, and we are loving it! The spiral-bound Dinosaurs book (buy here) is just the right level for a 3-year-old. This book boasts beautiful bright illustrations and factual details with child-friendly comparisons such as "Which dinosaur was as long as... Read more →

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In continuing our Dinosaur Unit Study, we are exploring our dinosaur box (buy here). Unzipped bin becomes a dinosaur island play mat, and a play mat becomes a storage bin in a zip! This storage box is so versatile, and it comes with two small dinosaurs. We love to add... Read more →

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We are so excited to start our Dinosaur Unit study. We always read and research first, and then explore in pretend and sensory play. And what is a better way to start a new subject than with the encyclopedia? So, today we are reading the Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs pop-up book... Read more →

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February 2nd is Groundhog Day, a holiday originated in the late 18th century from the custom of early German-speaking Pennsylvanian immigrants. According to the legend, if Groundhog emerges from his burrow on February 2nd and sees his shadow because it is sunny☀️️ and fearfully retreats back into his burrow to... 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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In continuing our ❄️Polar 🌎Regions Unit Study, Adrian put together the Parts of a Penguin Puzzle (buy here), which is a true Montessori puzzle: simplewith an aesthetically pleasing wooden design, while teaching a child parts of the animal. Puzzles are good not only for your child’s mind and cognitive development,... 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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Julia and Adrian love this "match the animals to their tracks" game (buy here, if in UK buy here), which has 80 colorful cards of real animals. Trust me, this game will occupy your child for a while! It can be played independently or with another child, and can be... Read more →

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