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 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

Weather pin poking printables

Phew! We have been working hard on thematic units again lately! I'm really enjoying putting together units again, with materials covering a range of subjects within each unit - ranging from practical life to science to writing. It's a lot of fun for me to make, but I also see that Y becomes quite interested [...]

By | 2017-03-31T07:38:37+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Fine motor, Montessori, Science|0 Comments

Spring activities: flowers pin punching

So spring? Nice weather, beautiful flowers, and getting outdoors more. I just cannot wait to get started with all of these fun spring activities! I'm already planning my garden - filled with special raised beds that my husband will need to build for me so I can drive underneath them with my wheelchair.The raised beds [...]

No need to be fancy! You can set up Montessori activities

I get a lot of emails from parents wanting to set up Montessori activities, but they are unsure of where to start or worry about purchasing expensive materials! When it comes to Montessori style activities, I feel like we can get wrapped up in buying lovely, expensive materials. I want to take a little bit [...]