Winter Process Art for Toddlers and Preschoolers

It’s time to take down that Christmas tree — but don’t take it out to the curb just yet!  Snip a few branches to use for painting with your kids! Process art is all about the process of painting with objects of various textures.  There are tons of great things you can use — see […]

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Pre-Writing Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers — Bean Name Gluing

There are many things you can do to refine your child’s pencil grip and hand-eye coordination BEFORE giving her a pencil and paper to begin writing.  This fun activity is a favorite pre-writing exercise that helps build on those skills long before your child can read and write. I wrote L’s name on some pieces of […]

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Christmas Activities for Toddlers — Pine Cone Size Ordering

I don’t know about you guys, but my Christmas decorations are not surviving a house with two toddlers.  Last week, L and N completely dismantled my last remaining Christmas centerpiece on the coffee table, so I threw in the towel and remade it into a Montessori-inspired work.  While they were busy playing with all of […]

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Shape Matching with Gingerbread Clay Christmas Shapes

Originally posted on MOMtessori Life:
As I’ve mentioned before, we love Christmas and all of its traditions in this house.  L is still very young, so this year is really the first year she has been able to participate in many of the traditions.  One thing I knew I wanted to do this year was…

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