They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I think videos are worth even more. Sorry it’s a little shaky and a little loud in parts. I think it helps to see the pace, the language, cues etc, Hopefully it gives you an idea of what working with a toddler in the kitchen can … More Video: Making Almond Milk
I recently had a conversation with a friend about the importance of concentration. While I know so well the importance, I struggled with verbalizing it in a way that satisfied me so I decided to refresh my memory by writing a post. I have chosen to use the words of Maria Montessori and Mihaly Csikzentmihaly … More “The child who concentrates is immensely happy”
Once my son started slithering, he would find his way out of his room and try to find us. He started spending more time in the living room and so we set up another shelf for him in the living room. Around this time, we started the weaning process and he was also sitting comfortably. … More Shelves and Gross Motor Development
Recently I have wondered why this item is not listed as a material to support gross motor development. It is also not on any lists of what to buy in preparation for baby. Yet, it has definitely been one of our top three most used and most important items in supporting his development of gross motor … More One of the best materials for gross motor development
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While reading a report for me today, my sister asked me “why does a non-mobile child need a movement area?” It was a great question and a reminder to continue my series on the symbiotic period. Calling a newborn a non-mobile child is actually a misnomer because from birth, a child in the right environment … More The movement area during symbiosis
One of the best tools that I acquired from my Montessori training is Observation. I now love observing children and find myself doing just that wherever I go. It teaches me so much and usually provides me what direction and answers when needed. Most especially it helps me apply my knowledge properly and prepare the … More Nesting and Stacking at 7-8 Months
My husband recently asked me why I keep dressing our son in “flood pants”. Husband: Does he need new clothes? Me: Nope! He’s a crawler. Husband: What has that got to do with his pants?