Practical Life Skills – Spooning Transfer

L has been very interested in using a fork and spoon at the dinner table, and she is getting pretty good at it.  To encourage her spoon use, I put together a spooning work like many you will find in Montessori classrooms. I simply put a bunch of wooden balls in a bin, alongside an […]

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How to Set Up a Montessori Toddler Bedroom

 L moved into her toddler bedroom last week!  I was expecting some tears in the middle of the night, or at least when she woke up in the new room in the morning, but L transitioned like a champ.  She helped me move over her books and clothes the day before, and she spent a […]

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How to Use a Montessori Work Rug

In the Montessori classroom, works can be done at one of two places:  at the table, or on the floor on a work rug.  In the classroom, this rug defines the child’s work space.  Other children are not allowed to work with whatever is on another child’s rug, and they must walk around the rug […]

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How to Set Up a Montessori Toddler Bathroom

L moved into her toddler bathroom at the beginning of August!  It is attached to her toddler bedroom (which she’ll be moving into later this week), so it is all set up for just her use.  I mentioned before that I couldn’t find ideal step stools in stores, so I had my husband modify one […]

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Activities for Infants and Toddlers – Popsicle Mold In and Out Works

Want a cheap and easy way to provide an in and out work for your young child?  It’s the end of the summer, so popsicle molds are on sale.  They’re cheap to begin with, so stores are practically giving them away at this time of the year.  I actually own three different versions of popsicle […]

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