Observing the child

I often get email queries from parents asking me "What activities should I present to my child?" "What can I do with a 20 month old?" "How can I get my child to enjoy writing? Maths? etc," The reality is that I cannot answer those questions for you. Of course, I can tell you what my children [...]

By | 2018-01-15T09:11:28+00:00 January 15th, 2018|1-3 years old, Home management, Montessori, Parenting|0 Comments

Find The Best Montessori Gifts for Toddlers

With the holidays approaching, I wanted to share a few ideas for some unique and beautiful gifts for toddlers. With the holidays approaching, many of us are really thinking about what to get our children. We want quality, engaging materials that won't just be thrown into a corner and be forgotten about. Don't worry, I'm [...]

By | 2017-11-17T19:48:18+00:00 November 14th, 2017|1-3 years old, Materials, Montessori, Toddler|0 Comments

Books about the Forest

I'm so excited to share some beautiful, beautiful finds with you today! We've been on this nature theme for a bit lately, and I want to share some gorgeous books about the forest with you. There are some lovely Montessori friendly books with real photos, detailed descriptions, and so many interesting topics covered that will [...]

By | 2017-10-31T22:01:24+00:00 October 27th, 2017|1-3 years old, 3-6 years old, Age, Books, Materials, Montessori, Reading|0 Comments

Tips for Making Your Nature Walk with Kids Totally Awesome

Learning about nature is a very important part of Montessori education. In fact, when parents ask me about where to start with Montessori at home, or what to do when their children are having a hard time concentrating, I often say to spend more time outdoors. There is just something inherently beautiful about watching children explore the [...]

Shades of Leaves Printables and Activities

Do you love fall? In spite of the rain here, I do love watching the leaves change color, the slightly cooler weather, tea, scarves! I love it all! When it comes to learning activities, it's also a wonderful time to study so many fascinating topics for children. They observe so many beautiful changes in the [...]

Respectful Parenting diaper changes

Babies are hard work, am-I-right? With all of the hustle of daily life, I can find myself struggling with respectfully caring for my daughter, while managing the 128,497 other tasks parents are managing throughout the course of the day. However, Montessori parenting has really had a significant influence on my parenting and has taught me the [...]

By | 2018-01-05T23:14:45+00:00 September 26th, 2017|1-3 years old, Baby, Infants, Montessori, Parenting|0 Comments

Gorgeous Jigsaw Puzzle Finds on Etsy!

We looooove puzzles! Puzzles are such a great way for children to develop concentration, logic, and reasoning. Puzzles are a fantastic way to help children's cognitive development overall. They help children to learn about the world around them, and exposes them to beautiful images. When it comes to choosing puzzles (or any material) for my [...]

Montessori Baby Activities: Balance beam for babies

Gross motor development is such an amazing part of baby's growth! Isn't it absolutely fascinating and magical how these sweet little ones are born completely dependent on us caregivers? They cannot move about or care for themselves. Within a few months, they are crawling, sitting, and picking up toys! As caregivers, we can set up Montessori [...]

Apple Cutting Strips

How is it that apple and pumpkin time is here already? I seriously already have all sorts of apple pie and pumpkin pie plans going on in my head. Y is begging to get baking, and I'm excited for scarves and tea! Fall is my favourite! Naturally, this means tons of apple activities, pumpkin activities, [...]

Montessori Puzzles Explained: Shape Puzzles for Toddlers

One of the genius things about the Montessori approach is how materials and activities build upon each other. Montessori puzzles are a great way for children to develop concentration, hand-eye coordination, strengthen hand muscles and work on so many more skills! Plus, they are a fun activity that so many children just love! Let's dive [...]