How to Teach Music Notation the Montessori Way

The Montessori method of education teaches reading and writing by isolating each sound/symbol and allowing the child to manipulate them herself through the movable alphabet.  So why would we teach music any differently?  I don’t have a music degree, but I do know how to read music and play the piano —  so when I […]

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Montessori Human Body Study: The Muscular System

We began our study of the human body on the outside and worked our way in — as most Montessori learning goes!  After learning all about The Outer Body and the skeletal system, we moved on in to look at the muscular system. We used a simple Muscle Diagram found in a Google search along with […]

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Teaching Consonant Blends with the Montessori Blue Series

Last month I shared how we began reading with the Montessori Pink Series, so here’s the next step in our Montessori reading and writing journey:  the Montessori Blue Series! While the Pink Series focuses on 3 letter consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words with a short vowel, the Blue Series begins to introduce consonant blends while retaining that […]

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How to Plan Your Montessori Homeschool Preschool

We’ve been officially homeschooling for over a year now, and the top question I get on Instagram is probably “How do you plan your preschool units and lessons?”  Want to know some of my secrets??? First, I ask the girls what they want to learn about and then plan a themed unit based on what […]

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Montessori-Inspired Rhyming Cards for Toddlers & Preschoolers [Free Printable!]

N has been walking around the house saying two words followed by, “Hey!  ____ and ____ rhyme!!!” She has the biggest grin on her face while she does it. Montessori sound games usually begin with “I spy” using objects to sound out beginning sounds, but N is clearly more interested in ending sounds that are […]

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