Activities for Toddlers – Independence in the Dining Room

L is now 15 months old and successfully (and insistently!) feeding herself everything.  Yes, it gets messy.  Fortunately, we have a dog who enjoys eating dropped food.  In addition, we have a toddler who enjoys cleaning up after herself — “Put it back on the plate.” The first part of enabling independence in the dining […]

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Practical Life Skills – Grasping Transfer

So much of Montessori is about observation, but this is not something that only needs to happen in the classroom.  As parents, you are observing your child all the time!  Who knows your child better than you do?  Many of the works I have put out for L are based on my observations of what she […]

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How to Set Up a Montessori Work Space

We spend much of our day in the living room, so a large section of it is devoted to L’s workspace.  In the Montessori classroom, the materials that children use are called “works.”  This is because, just like with the choices we made for L’s bedroom, each material has a specific purpose.  The child works […]

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How to Set Up a Montessori Infant Bedroom

L is currently still in her infant bedroom, although she will be upgraded to a new toddler room soon (hopefully in August, if I can get organized by then) to make room for Baby #2.  That being said, the things in L’s infant room are still great for a 15-month-old and even older.  So let’s […]

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