Moon Craft for Preschool and Kindergarten

We have been so into learning about space lately.  Yvann is really excited to understand how we go to space, how does the surface of the moon look, what happens to gravity? We are diving deep and iI will be sharing a lot over the coming weeks. For now, I am giving you a quick [...]

By | 2018-02-17T10:02:51+00:00 February 18th, 2018|3-6 years old, Art, Arts and Crafts, Fine motor|0 Comments

Chinese New Year Cutting or Tracing Activities

With Chinese New Year approaching (on February 16!), I am having a lot of fun preparing different China and Chinese New Year activities for my children. Today,  I want to share a super simple freebie you can use to help your students work on their handwriting or scissor skills! It's another set of Tracing or [...]

Winter Sight Word Printables

Do you have a budding reader at home? Learning sight words is not intuitive - you cannot sound them out like you can other simple words or CVC words. Sometimes, an extra activity to practice reading (or writing) these difficult words can really help children! Today, I am sharing our Snowman sight words cards that can [...]

Winter Activities: Hands-on Language Printables and Activities

Learning new vocabulary, practicing writing, and spelling is an important part of our language programs, of course. At school, I always try to bring out themed literacy materials to make sure I provide the children with opportunities to learn key vocabulary relevant to their lives at the moment. Right now, we are diving deep into [...]

Decluttering Toys – Creating a Montessori Play Space

Let's get straight to the point today - how do you know which toys to keep and which ones to remove from your environment? How to do you minimize, declutter, and just know what to toss if you are decluttering toys? How do you know what you need to keep in a Montessori play space? [...]

By | 2018-01-25T16:14:52+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Home, Minimalism, Montessori|0 Comments

The Mitten Activities for Kids

Have you read The Mitten at home with your children? This book is such a fantastic addition to our winter book rotation. I love reading it to both children. Inspired by our reading time, I put together a list of mitten activities for kids based on this lovely book! You can use set these up [...]

By | 2018-01-30T07:54:29+00:00 January 25th, 2018|3-6 years old, Unit Studies, Winter|0 Comments

The Mitten Addition Activity

Have you read the book The Mitten with your kids? It's a sweet favourite of ours and the illustrations are beautiful. I was inspired by this book to create some math works. Afterall, counting and adding just seem to fit the theme with this book, right? Using The Mitten as inspiration, I created some Mitten [...]

By | 2018-01-23T22:02:03+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|3-6 years old, Addition, Kindergarten, Math, Winter|0 Comments

Montessori Winter 3 Part Cards

Do you guys still have lots of snow? We still don't have any on the ground. Even though we don't have what I would consider a real winter, we are covering a big Winter Unit at school. So I created some Winter 3 Part Cards! You know, I can't help but feel a little disappointed [...]

What makes a toy or material ‘Montessori friendly’

We often see beautiful lists of lovely toys on different blogs as around the time of holidays serving as gift guides. I also have several on here. Many claim to be Montessori friendly, usually featuring gorgeous wooden materials. Yet, not every wooden toy is Montessori friendly, nor is every Montessori material made of wood. It [...]

By | 2018-01-19T07:12:49+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Home, Home management, Montessori|0 Comments

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