Montessori Baric Tablets

Hey guys! Look at what the husband made us: Montessori baric tablets! This is a fun Montessori material that teaches children to discriminate based on weight. Montessori baric tablets consist of several wooden tablets that vary in weight. My husband made ours to fit inside of this awesome tray that he also made a few [...]

By | 2017-06-13T10:55:57+00:00 June 13th, 2017|3-6 years old, Materials, Montessori, Preschool|2 Comments

Strawberry life cycle printables

I love studying plants and life cycles during this time of year! We have a small garden with lots of strawberries, currants, black berries, and well, pretty much every berry ever. And not so small. I'll do a tour one of these days, but it's pretty amazing to get delicious fresh fruits from our backyard. [...]

Montessori inspired baby spaces

I am kind of obsessed with Montessori baby spaces. There's something so beautiful, simple, and calming about them. Creating the perfect Montessori baby space first seemed very daunting to me. The more I studied and learned though, the easier I found it. Montessori baby spaces are simple. The necessities are basically a soft place to [...]

Books for kids: sharks!

Finding the right books for kids can be a challenge, at least for me. Y is currently four and a half years old (seriously where did those years go?!), and is so inquisitive, but gets bored easily. Hence the challenge when it comes to kids books - I need to find something that is stimulating, [...]

Place Mats for a Montessori Weaning Table

Since we have been on this theme of Montessori weaning this week, I wanted to show you a very useful item to have for your weaning table - some Montessori placemats! Montessori placemats Why: Montessori placemats are a very useful item to have in a Montessori home. I really like the ones that have an outline [...]

By | 2017-06-09T07:05:33+00:00 June 6th, 2017|1-3 years old, Baby, Montessori, Practical Life|0 Comments

Avoiding Praise: alternatives to good job

If you are new to Montessori, you may have noticed that in such a setting telling a child 'good job' is discouraged. It may seem strange. After all, what's the harm in telling a child they did well? We want to show our children that we love and appreciate them. We want them to know [...]

By | 2017-06-05T11:34:58+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Montessori, Parenting|2 Comments

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+00:00 May 30th, 2017|1-3 years old, Baby, Home, Montessori, Practical Life, Toddler|0 Comments

Parts of a shark cards

We have really been digging deep into our Montessori inspired shark unit! Y has been learning a lot about sharks, including the different parts of a shark. I worked hard to create beautiful parts of a shark image cards that you can use to create your own shark activities.  Montessori parts of a shark cards [...]

Introducing solids: Baby led weaning and Montessori weaning

Oh my! baby Natasha is already six months old and has officially started weaning! We are introducing solids! I'm excited about it, but also admittedly a bit sad that Natasha is growing so fast. It's blowing my mind that she is growing so fast. Starting solids though really is an exciting new phase! Today, let's [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:53:03+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Baby, Infants, Montessori, Practical Life|0 Comments

Kids cleaning set: types of brooms, mops, and hand brooms for kids

One of the most beautiful aspects of implementing Montessori at home for me has been to see my son taking care of our home. Montessori is not just about trays and learning activities, but I feel that this approach to raising our children and this amazing life style deeply impacts how our children view the [...]