Seashell activities

I seem to have back to school on my mind. Summer vacation here literally just started! No, really, summer holiday in the Netherlands begins in middle to late July! The kids here get six weeks off. Once school picks back up in September, I will be teaching English at our village school a few hours [...]

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 | 2017-07-26T06:36:19+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Activites, Age, Baby, Materials, Montessori, Motor Skills, Toddler|0 Comments

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 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 [...]

Montessori baby activities: exploring senses at six months old

Babies love to explore their environment. Everything is new and exciting for them! Montessori baby activities can help baby to explore their environment, stimulate their minds, and really, help to baby and their caregivers to bond. What exactly do I mean by 'Montessori baby activities'? Well, really a simple activity that allows baby to explore, [...]

By | 2017-05-15T11:26:13+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Activites, Baby, Montessori, Parenting|0 Comments

Earth Day Activities: Montessori Pin Punching

Here's another holiday I have been neglecting - Earth Day! Every time I look at a calendar, I seem to find myself totally shocked that another day has gone by! I mean seriously self, I neeeeeed to make some fun Earth Day activities for Y! I feel like I need to start getting organized for Christmas now [...]

Montessori Activities: Desert animals 3 part cards

It's time for the last article in the Our Montessori Spring series! I'm so excited to be sharing a new set of activities you can create to teach your children about desert animals, including a set of free Desert animals printables that correspond to Safari Ltd Toobs to create your own Montessori activities. This article [...]

Insect activities for preschoolers: insect magnifying glass cards

With spring in full swing, we are enjoying studying all sorts of interesting topics pertaining to nature and the outdoors! We are so excited to spend more time outside in nature. Today, I am sharing a really fun way to explore insect activities for preschoolers. Y has been loving working on our garden - although [...]