Summer Crafts for Kids — Coffee Filter Butterflies

We have been all about the butterflies since our trip to the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls last weekend (HIGHLY RECOMMEND!).  I can’t remember what we were talking about, but something my husband said reminded me of this craft I know I made when I was a little girl… so I set it up for […]

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Feltboards and Fingerplays — Math for Toddlers

A great way to begin math learning with infants and toddlers is through song!  And songs are just made better through movements and visual aids.  One thing that always worked when I wanted to settle down a rowdy classroom or fill some time was to pull out the feltboard for some fingerplay songs.  Here are […]

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Scrubbing — Outdoor Waterplay

One of my favorite things about Montessori is that it includes young children in chores that must be done around the house!  I appreciate any help I can get, so it is great to see L actually enjoy cleaning things.  This spring, we needed to clean some of our outdoor toys.  I set up a […]

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Activities for Infants 6 to 12 Months

In the past couple of weeks, N has been perfecting her army crawl.  We first noticed her crawling when she was chasing a little red ball that kept rolling away from her.  It is by far the most motivating object for N, but I’m worried that once her teeth come in (if they ever do!) […]

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Food Prep for Toddlers — Hard Boiled Eggs

After Easter, we had tons of dyed hard boiled eggs to eat.  L wasn’t too fond of them, so I set up a food prep work for her to encourage her to keep tasting them.   First I showed her how to peel the egg.  This requires concentration and fine motor control.  Our dog thought […]

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