Solar System Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers — Rotation and Revolution

Learning about outer space is pretty abstract for toddlers and preschoolers.  While we were learning about our solar system, I knew I needed to find a way to bring this to life for L.  One day, I asked her to show me how to spin on her axis like a planet.  She spun around in […]

Read More
Advertisements

Montessori-Inspired Art Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers — Stencil Painting

I always hated doing any kind of messy painting works in the classroom, but I must admit that it’s much more manageable at home with only two children!  Our art shelves were getting a little tired and under-used, so I decided to freshen it up with some stencil painting. I found some great animal stencils […]

Read More

10 Montessori-Inspired Math Activities for Toddlers

Maria Montessori used her understanding of child development to design a philosophy for teaching math to the young child.  Children are exposed to numbers and math in their daily lives, as they see numbers on calendars, clocks, and other daily objects, or hear their parents discussing money or how many of something exists.  In the […]

Read More

Montessori-Inspired Practical Life Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers — Dry Pouring with Funnel

L has not really been interested in many of the transfer works on our Practical Life shelf lately (I think because many of them were geared more for N’s age and ability-level), so I knew it was time to mix it up.  She has always loved pouring activities like Dry Pouring and Water Pouring, so I […]

Read More