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

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

Awesome Penguin Preschool Activities

Are you studying penguins this winter? There's just something about this time of year that I just think is perfect for putting together an amazing set of penguin preschool activities! We will be exploring penguins again this year in depth! It's such a fun topic! Children are so curious about animals. There's something so fascinating [...]

Montessori Life Cycle of a Christmas Tree

Does your little one love Christmas? It's all just so exciting! This year, I have been trying to limit the number of learning activities I present. We are really trying to consciously choose materials that are realistic, simple, and relevant to our lives at the moment. This is why I just had to create a [...]

By | 2017-12-20T10:27:38+00:00 December 20th, 2017|3-6 years old, Botany, Christmas, Montessori, Printables|0 Comments

Why we are telling our children about Santa Claus and some wonderful alternative traditions

The holidays are in full swing, right? Our homes are filling with the smells of cookies baking, cinnamon, mandarins, and beautiful decorations. This time of year is perfect for bonding and spending quality time together as a family. Personally, I love this time of year! It feels so magical, so delightful, and so exciting! Last [...]

By | 2017-12-05T10:37:40+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Christmas, Montessori, Parenting|0 Comments