Fall Activities: Leaf Pin Punching

We are getting ready to do a big set of fall activities. I haven't been posting too many of our activities lately. It's been a bit of a struggle to navigate because N has been into all of Y's activities! I've been super frustrated trying to figure out a way to give both kids what [...]

Gorgeous Jigsaw Puzzle Finds on Etsy!

We looooove puzzles! Puzzles are such a great way for children to develop concentration, logic, and reasoning. Puzzles are a fantastic way to help children's cognitive development overall. They help children to learn about the world around them, and exposes them to beautiful images. When it comes to choosing puzzles (or any material) for my [...]

Montessori Baby Activities: Balance beam for babies

Gross motor development is such an amazing part of baby's growth! Isn't it absolutely fascinating and magical how these sweet little ones are born completely dependent on us caregivers? They cannot move about or care for themselves. Within a few months, they are crawling, sitting, and picking up toys! As caregivers, we can set up Montessori [...]

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 [...]

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 | 2017-08-22T08:15:33+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Activites, Age, Baby, Materials, Montessori, Motor Skills, Toddler|0 Comments

Montessori Books for Kids: puzzle books

Y has loved puzzles since we started with large, wooden, chunky ones when he was a baby. Now that he is almost 5, he's a pro at putting together complicated ones. I really struggle though to find nice puzzles for him, as well as all of that storage. Lately, we have been loving these amazing [...]

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 [...]

Easter activities for preschoolers – pin punching printables

With all of the chaos surrounding my broken leg and surgery and general upheaval going on in our lives right now, I have kind of let our Easter activities slip by. I was really looking forward to preparing some lovely themed shelves. Unfortunately, because of the chaos, I am going to scale down a bit. [...]

Spring play dough ideas

You guys! You guys! You know how I live in the Netherlands? Well, some items are so difficult to find here. Basic things that I had access to in the United States like baking soda and cream of tartar. Weeeeellll guess what I found? Cream of tartar! Ohhhh, I am so unbelievably excited for all [...]

By | 2017-03-31T08:04:13+00:00 February 20th, 2017|1-3 years old, Fine motor, Spring|0 Comments