This is a great at-home Montessori practical life work for toddlers, starting around 16-18 months, through around 2.5 years old. All you need is an empty spice jar, toothpicks, and your toddler for this activity. Click to watch the video!
This preschooler-DIY rainbow fruit salad is inspired by Alex and Leah’s “Rainbow Salad” on Signing Time. Make it a Montessori lesson at home!
These handmade gifts for toddlers (or preschoolers) are perfect when you want to give a child a gift that’s a bit more personal, meaningful, or special.
This year for Halloween, I wasn’t quite ready to let the kids go at their pumpkins with knives, even those kid-safe tiny pumpkin carving ones. And besides, if you keep your pumpkins whole, they won’t begin to rot like they do when you cut them, so you can enjoy them for a longer time! The
Want an “If You Made a Million” Activity to do with your kids or students? Try this penny-cleaning Montessori work. With extensions for art & science.
My 4 year old loves to do her own little craft projects. She draws, does “scribble-scrabble writing”, traces, cuts, rips, glues, and explores the materials on her own. But sometimes, she comes to me asking sweetly, “Mama, may I have an activity?” And of course, I’m more than happy to set her up with something
In our house, the playroom is for imagination, for open-ended toys, for free exploration. We have dress up clothes (mainly play silks and scarves), building materials (wooden blocks or legos), musical instruments, and other pretending toys. In the rest of the house, the kids tend to gravitate toward helping with real-life chores, like cleaning surfaces
It takes more planning. More time. More setup and cleaning afterward. It takes attention and effort to teach them skills and techniques.
But it’s worth the extra effort.
One thing I’ve REALLY been enjoying in this house is having the kids work on projects on the other side of the counter, while I cook (if Anneliese isn’t already in the kitchen cooking with me). So having lots of little projects to grab is really really helpful.
Get your kids in the kitchen and make these delicious crispy Greek potatoes!
I missed so much blogging during the last leg of our move. A lot happened and I might catch up later. But for now, let me tell you about HOME. We arrived several days before the movers could bring us our things. And then they arrived. And we started unpacking right away. It snowed a
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Ready for a reindeer craft? We headed to Dollar General for inspiration for a holiday craft, and of course the kids played with alllllll of the toys while we were there. And this is what we came