Fire Prevention Week Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Fire Prevention Week is October 9th-16th! We all know it’s important to be prepared for the worst, but how do you do that with very young children?  I’m joining ConsumerSafety.org to share some activities for toddlers and preschoolers that will help young children better understand and feel secure in dangerous situations such as a fire at […]

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Pumpkin Ring Post for Infants and Toddlers

All of the credit for this BRILLIANT pumpkin ring post for toddlers goes to my Instagram friend @momducator (find her here)!  Her little girl actually came up with it when presented with a basket full of loose parts, but I immediately saw how it could be used on a Montessori-inspired work tray. I got one of […]

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Activities for Toddlers — Smelling Jars

L is slightly obsessed with Frozen, and her favorite line is when Elsa and Anna sniff and say, “mmm, chocolate!”  She says it almost every day, and she thinks she’s absolutely hilarious.  I kind of do, too.  🙂   Anyway, it led me to follow the child and create a smelling work for her so […]

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Fall Crafts for Kids — Nature Painting

Fall is really the best season for creating themed Montessori-inspired works and crafts.  There is such a variety of materials, and they each provide a different sensorial element. We’ve been experimenting lately with painting using objects other than paintbrushes, so I decided to bring our fall theme into play to see what we could make. […]

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Halloween Activities for Kids — Pumpkin Chalkboard

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know that I have a slight pumpkin obsession.  I didn’t realize it until somebody at the farmer’s market pointed out how many I’ve been buying over the weeks.  My grand total (so far…) — 21.  But that also includes gourds.  And most of them are small. So I’m not […]

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