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 [...]

Free Wall Art for Montessori Homes Printables

I'm so excited to start finishing up our spaces in our home! For the past two years (well more), we have been so busy with remodeling and doing work like making walls. There has been little time to focus on details. I'm so happy to finally be at a place where I can start buying [...]

Montessori Toys for Babies: Object Permanence Box

Baby N is already over eight months old! This really blows my mind, but it's happening - she's getting bigger! With Y, we didn't start implementing Montessori until he was just about a year old. This time, I'm really excited to see how N reacts and uses Montessori toys and materials from birth. It's just [...]

By |2018-03-06T10:19:06+00:00July 26th, 2017|Activites, Age, Baby, Materials, Montessori, Motor Skills, Toddler|

Strawberry number finger painting

Whenever I can, I try to combine learning activities with practical, real experiences that my children can relate to. Lately, one of Y's favourite foods has been strawberries! He can munch on an entire package in one go. Even baby N has been loving them! Of course, this has meant, we needed to do some [...]

Help your toddler develop their language skills

Children are born with this wonderful ability to absorb language. Babies are born, unable to say a single word, yet by the time they reach 3 years old, children can say sentences. Really, what an amazing ability! Dr. Montessori explained that children's minds are like sponges and absorb information, such as language. As caregivers, there [...]

Montessori weaning tables

I recently wrote an article explaining the difference between the Montessori approach to weaning and baby led weaning. Today, I want to dig a little deeper into Montessori weaning tables and spaces. Today's article features beautiful Montessori weaning spaces! Montessori weaning tables Montessori in Motion explains their set up and choices for introducing a weaning table. [...]

By |2017-05-30T16:11:38+00:00May 30th, 2017|1-3 years old, Baby, Home, Montessori, Practical Life, Toddler|

Montessori 3 period lesson

One of the key ways to present new information to children in a Montessori environment is by using a Montessori 3 period lesson. The 3 period lesson is often used to teach vocabulary, but it also a very useful tool to teach concepts. Today, I want to focus on how to use this lesson to [...]

By |2017-05-24T08:20:05+00:00May 24th, 2017|1-3 years old, Activites, Language, Montessori, Preschool, Toddler|

Shark Number Cards

We are moving along in our shark theme! I'm very excited to be sharing how we are using our shark themed number cards in depth today, creating fun extensions using traditional Montessori math materials. I absolutely adore using our Montessori materials in the intended way because, let's be real, Dr. Montessori was brilliant and created [...]

Easter Activities for Preschoolers – Shape Matching

So Easter will be happening soon! I have reaaaally been late with preparing Easter materials for our shelves. Just with all the hospital visits and everything, I've been a bit distracted. I'm finally trying to catch up though! Yay! Today, I want to share a little something that I created for my little niece - [...]

By |2018-06-20T18:01:00+00:00May 10th, 2017|Easter, Free Printables, Math, Shapes/colors, Toddler|

Montessori Printables Shark cutting strips

I'm so excited to be starting a new unit study! For the next few weeks, we'll slowly be exploring sharks (and hopefully the ocean more in depth, but we'll see how things go). I've been planning to set these up so long ago, but we just have been so preoccupied that I have yet to [...]