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 [...]

Strawberry number finger painting

Whenever I can, I try to combine learning activities with practical, real experiences that my children can relate to. Lately, one of Y's favourite foods has been strawberries! He can munch on an entire package in one go. Even baby N has been loving them! Of course, this has meant, we needed to do some [...]

By | 2017-07-24T17:40:14+00:00 July 24th, 2017|3-6 years old, Art, Counting, Kids Activites, Math, Summer, 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 [...]

Art Projects for Kids: Montessori Renoir Printables and Activities

Something Y and I don't do nearly enough of is exploring art and artists. Now that the 12 months of Montessori theme is fine arts, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to do a small artist study. Y really loves to paint so teaching him specifically about a painting technique seemed like a fun [...]

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 [...]

Strawberry life cycle printables

I love studying plants and life cycles during this time of year! We have a small garden with lots of strawberries, currants, black berries, and well, pretty much every berry ever. And not so small. I'll do a tour one of these days, but it's pretty amazing to get delicious fresh fruits from our backyard. [...]

Books for kids: sharks!

Finding the right books for kids can be a challenge, at least for me. Y is currently four and a half years old (seriously where did those years go?!), and is so inquisitive, but gets bored easily. Hence the challenge when it comes to kids books - I need to find something that is stimulating, [...]

Parts of a shark cards

We have really been digging deep into our Montessori inspired shark unit! Y has been learning a lot about sharks, including the different parts of a shark. I worked hard to create beautiful parts of a shark image cards that you can use to create your own shark activities.  Montessori parts of a shark cards [...]

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 [...]

Name writing practice

Y has been working on learning the alphabet and learning to write slowly. He's really much more into math than language works. One thing that he is quite excited about though is getting some name writing practice activities done! Today, I want to share a fun and simple way that you can  help children learn [...]