Gift Guide For Children Who Love Nature

With the holidays just around the corner, I wanted to share some gift ideas with you for children who love nature! There is such a wide variety of types of items on this list. I looked for items that I would also welcome into my own home. I had so much fun putting this gift guide [...]

By | 2018-11-21T21:49:36+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Christmas, Hanukkah, Materials, Parenting|0 Comments

The Best Resources Human Body Books for Kids for the Perfect Unit Study

As we have been exploring our human body theme, I have been searching for some high quality books and learning materials that I can use alongside my lessons. Today, I am excited to share with you some of the fantastic human body books for kids that I have found to use in our classroom! This [...]

By | 2018-10-07T21:07:38+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Books, Materials|0 Comments

15+ Amazingly Empowering Books for Girls

I recently decided to ummmm... go a little wild expanding our home library. I completely justify it though because I can use all of these books at school, too! So I guess over 30 kids will be able to get use of them! Completely justifiable ;) One of the reasons though that I am so [...]

By | 2018-09-16T11:17:46+00:00 September 16th, 2018|3-6 years old, Books, Elementary, Kindergarten, Materials|0 Comments

Farm Animal Cards for Toddlers Bilingual Russian-English

Toddlers are so curious! My own children love love love to see different living creatures. Whether it's farm animals, insects, or learning about wild beasts, they get so excited! Natasha is 18 months old now, and her vocabulary is just starting to burst. She repeats new words and gets so curious to learn new ones. [...]

Over 10 Awesome Books about Bugs

There's just something about a good book that sparks curiosity, intrigue, and really just captivates a child. With spring around, we have really been enjoying some fascinating books about bugs! With little creatures and insects returning outside, I can't wait to get into learning about butterflies, honey bees, and ladybugs, while observing the real things! [...]

Easter Basket Ideas for the Nature Lover

Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and explore nature. Little children love, love, love to learn about the world they live in. They are so curious and fascinated by little critters, flowers, and in general by nature. This Easter, why not encourage their curiosity with some amazing nature-themed Easter basket ideas. Don't forget to [...]

By | 2018-03-14T10:10:27+00:00 March 19th, 2018|1-3 years old, 3-6 years old, Easter, Materials, Parenting, Spring|0 Comments

Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Young Kids

When it comes to holidays, my family loves to celebrate, cook special meals, and spend quality time together. Since we have started plunging into minimalism, one thing I am trying to be very intentional about is gifts and, well, stuff! I really want to avoid accumulating a bunch of junk-toys that will be thrown into [...]

By | 2018-03-14T09:56:03+00:00 March 18th, 2018|1-3 years old, Easter, Materials, Montessori, Spring|0 Comments

Useful Practical Life Items for Setting up your Montessori Kitchen Space

One of the spaces I love to set up in my home is our kitchen! I love to create a warm, inviting Montessori kitchen space where my children can exercise independence. We spend so much time cooking there, grabbing snacks and drinks, and cleaning up. This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you. [...]

Rainbow Activities for Babies or Toddlers

With spring and St Patrick's Day approaching,  colors and rainbows are on my mind. Today, I wanted to share a small themed shelf you can set up for babies or young toddlers filled with gorgeous rainbow activities and materials! I am setting up some rainbow works for my son (5 years old) and wanted to [...]

By | 2018-03-08T09:28:08+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Baby, Materials, Parenting, Spring, St Patrick's Day|0 Comments

Cooking with Kids – awesome cookbooks!

Personally, I love cooking with my kids! One of the reasons why it is so important to me is because I feel that I am taking care of my family (or friends) when I prepare a meal for them. It's a way to serve others. As Dr. Montessori explains, "Joy, feeling one's own value, being [...]