Baby gift guide from birth to six months

With a baby on the way (any day now!) and the holidays approaching quickly, I want to share some of the items, or the types of items that we look for in gifts for babies.When it comes the types of items we purchase for our children, my husband and I are really rather picky. We [...]

By | 2017-11-18T06:36:45+00:00 October 27th, 2016|Infants, Parenting|0 Comments

Turkey Life Cycle Printables and Activities

This year for our Thanksgiving themed activities, I have been prepping a lot already. With a baby due only a few weeks before Thanksgiving, I really want to make sure I get all of our printables and activities prepped and ready to go ahead of time. This year, I want to make sure we try some [...]

Free Animal Cards for Babies

I can't believe that our baby girl is going to be here any day now! We're so excited and so anxious to meet her! We're actually still finishing up a few last minute projects around the house, but I'm really focusing on getting a lot of materials prepared for Y - you know to entertain [...]

By | 2017-04-28T14:34:07+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Infants, Montessori|0 Comments

Halloween Activities: Free Cutting Strips

Halloween is coming up so quickly! We've been having so much fun learning all about Halloween, and working on Y's Halloween Interactive Notebook.Today, I am sharing a quick freebie that Y really enjoyed - more Halloween activities with our Halloween themed cutting strips!   Y is four years old and has no problem using scissors, but [...]

By | 2017-09-22T16:22:35+00:00 October 20th, 2016|1-3 years old, Halloween, Montessori, Practical Life, Seasonal|0 Comments

Cooking with kids: Pumpkin pancakes with printable

Y has been absolutely obsessed with pancakes lately! He loves to eat them, and I love creating healthy recipes with lots of yummy ingredients. Of course, this time of year, pumpkin is finally available and we are taking full advantage of it by creating delicious recipes like these super healthy pumpkin pancakes! One of the things I [...]

By | 2017-04-01T09:23:19+00:00 October 17th, 2016|3-6 years old, Montessori, Parenting, Practical Life, Recipes|0 Comments

Free printables: Simple sentence cards for ESL or early readers

As I mentioned in our Gross Motor Math Games post, I have recently started teaching English as a Second Language at my son's school. I'm really enjoying working with so many students and such a variety of ages, although it has definitely been a challenge to come up with new and engaging activities for older [...]

By | 2017-04-01T08:42:25+00:00 October 16th, 2016|3-6 years old, Elementary, Language, Reading, Vocabulary|0 Comments

Free Halloween patterning strips

Y is just so excited to learn about Halloween! We've been really working on learning about the United States and learning English lately. Y is really interested in it, especially because that's where Grandma (Babushka) and Grandpa (Dedushka) live! He wants to know all about America!Halloween is a fun way that we can talk about [...]

By | 2017-09-22T08:53:45+00:00 October 9th, 2016|3-6 years old, Fall (autumn), Halloween, Math, Montessori, Seasonal|1 Comment

October practical life and fine motor ideas

Can you believe it's already October? I feel like time is just flying by! I suppose for me, it feels even more hectic than normal because baby girl will be arriving next month! I'm scrambling to get everything done before she gets here, including creating a supply of premade works for Y, freezer meals, and tons of [...]