Activities for Toddlers – Sorting Shapes by Size

You don’t always have to spend tons of money on pretty toys or authentic Montessori materials to teach your children the basics.  Many beautiful works can be made with just paper (and a laminator, if you want it to last for a while), and they are just as interesting to young children.  I made this […]

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Practical Life Skills – Cleaning with Toddlers

Toddlers love to do what they see their parents doing.  I’m kind of a neat freak, so I have a cleaning schedule for myself with one task to be done each day.  L loves helping out!  I swear I’m not running a sweatshop out of my house — L is genuinely excited to help me […]

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Language Activities for Infants and Toddlers – Family Photo Cards

Every morning while I’m getting ready, L explores our bedroom.  My husband has a bunch of loose photos of family and college friends in his nightstand, and L loves to take them out and look at them.  She frequently brings them over to me and points to all the people shown as I tell her […]

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Practical Life Skills – Dry Pouring

Many of the works that I put out for L are sparked by my observations of what she’s interested in and showing a developmental need for.  We’ve spent a lot of time in the kiddie pool this summer, and I’ve noticed L pouring water from one container into another.  My nerves are not quite ready […]

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