If you have young children between the ages of 1 and 6 then you know that they love to play with water. You can fight it or you can take advantage of their insatiable interest in water to provide rich learning opportunities. I choose to do the latter. In this post, I would like to … More 5 Montessori Water Activities for Young Children
I have found it helpful to go back and look at the posts I did of Solu at different ages. I wish I had kept up with them and want to try to catch up if I can. I’ve decided to start where Metu is now. Some context… Metu was one month old and we and had just … More 20 Montessori at Home Activities at 20 Months
These are the toys that were in rotation for Solu at 25 and 26 months old. List goes left to right and top to bottom Insect Replicas initially used alone and then extended by finding matches in this sticker book and then creating matching vocabulary cards using the stickers. Community workers replicas. These have been so … More 25 Toys and Materials in Rotation at 25 Months
Hello! It’s been a while. We are alive and well but have gone through a lot of changes this year which have left me no time to write. The biggest change is that we welcomed an amazing new member to our family. You’ll read about him soon. Another change is that we moved to Italy … More Supporting the toddler’s needs for work
That’s what’s on our shelf right now. We have also tried some pasting but I don’t think he’s ready even though he has asked for it several times. We also have a stereognostic/mystery bag and some finger puppets out. You can use the 16 months tag at the bottom of this post to see … More Activities at 16 Months
Eggs are fragile. Whether handling raw eggs, cracking them, peeling or slicing them, extra care is required to get the desired results. While this requirement might seem like a good reason to prevent children from working with eggs, it is the exact reason why children, even toddlers should work with them. Working with eggs provides the … More Teaching Gentleness through Practical Life
Yesterday, my son woke up, walked out of the room and immediately signed “hungry”. He then walked into the kitchen and pointed to his apron and signed for putting it on. I handed it to him (I need to install a lower hook), he put it on and proceeded to pull out his kitchen helper … More Why Practical Life?
After working so hard on the materials for Months 12 and 13, I noticed that for close to one week, nothing on the shelf was touched. It was time for material rotation. I have included quick Instagram videos of the materials in use this month. Let me know if it works… they are each less … More 14 activities at 14 months
I can’t stress how beneficial cooking is for children. Some of the benefits include: Independence Self esteem and confidence Fine motor skills Gross Motor skills Sequencing Practical life skills Math preparation- counting, measuring, fractions etc. Language Grace and Courtesy Concentration Sensorial- Taste, Color, Testure, Smell and even sounds We make almond milk every 3 to … More Cooking with a Toddler: Making Almond Milk
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