My Daughter, the Future President of America — an Interview

I don’t know about you, but we were shocked when Hillary Clinton did not win the presidential election this week.  I am unashamedly a Hillary supporter, and as the mother of two girls, I was pretty excited about the message having a female president could send to my daughters.  Right before the election, I told […]

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Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers — Pin Pushing

When I was a Montessori toddler teacher, I would sometimes visit the older classrooms to get ideas for new works for some of my more advanced toddlers.  This one was always in use and looked so inviting, so I was excited to create it for L this summer. I put a large push pin and a small […]

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Montessori Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers — Knobbed Cylinders Extension

One of the classic Montessori materials is the knobbed cylinders [sometimes called cylinder blocks].  They can be quite expensive to buy, but I found this mini set for a reasonable price and snatched them up. L has mastered each knobbed cylinder set individually [for instructions on how to present them, look here], so I knew […]

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