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 [...]

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

Shark Number Cards

We are moving along in our shark theme! I'm very excited to be sharing how we are using our shark themed number cards in depth today, creating fun extensions using traditional Montessori math materials. I absolutely adore using our Montessori materials in the intended way because, let's be real, Dr. Montessori was brilliant and created [...]

Easter Activities for Preschoolers – Shape Matching

So Easter will be happening soon! I have reaaaally been late with preparing Easter materials for our shelves. Just with all the hospital visits and everything, I've been a bit distracted. I'm finally trying to catch up though! Yay! Today, I want to share a little something that I created for my little niece - [...]

By | 2017-05-10T17:42:38+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Easter, Math, Shapes/colors, Toddler|0 Comments

Easter activities for kids: free number clip cards

So, Easter will be happening soon! I literally have no idea how this happened so quickly! Guys, time with two kids - I don't understand where it goes! Sometimes, the day just seems to drag on, but the weeks and the months seem to go in just a blink of an eye! I so need [...]

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 [...]

Spring Preschool Activities: Flowers Printables

It's spring, it's spring, it's spring! We've been so lucky with some beautiful spring weather lately! We have been transitioning away from yucky, cold Dutch winter into a rainy, but surprisingly warm spring! I have been inspired to create some flowers themed learning resources! Creating spring preschool activities has been such a fun way to get [...]

Montessori beads 3 part cards 0-30

Given that I am still a bit out of commission, I have been preparing some new printables and materials for when I am feeling a bit better. Life has been a bit hectic to say the least, so I am not terribly concerned with swapping out shelf materials at home right now. Plus, we've had [...]

By | 2017-05-03T14:43:40+00:00 March 26th, 2017|3 part cards, 3-6 years old, Math, Montessori|1 Comment

Using Montessori beads to teach the value of money

Y has gotten to that age where he wants to buy things. Pretty much any lego he sees is guaranteed to get a ‘Mom, Dad, can we get it, pleeeeeaasssseee?’Since he doesn’t really know how much things cost or what money is (also doesn’t help to much that we tend to buy things online or [...]

By | 2017-04-24T10:32:04+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|3-6 years old, Math, Montessori|0 Comments