Montessori-Inspired Activities for Preschoolers — Hole Punching

When I was browsing in the dollar store (as all Montessori moms/teachers do!), I found this hole puncher and couldn’t pass it up.  I knew this would be a great hand-strengthening exercise for L, which in turn will help with pre-writing skills in the future. I put a piece of construction paper, the hole puncher, […]

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Montessori-Inspired Activities for Toddlers — One-to-One Correspondence with Pom-Poms

Practical Life works are known for the repetition of motion needed to complete the activity, and that’s one of the huge draws for toddlers.  I’ll be honest — I like that repetition too.  This is one of the works that both girls love, although N spends way more time with it, and it’s one that […]

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20+ Montessori-Inspired Sensorial Activities for Infants and Toddlers

“By multiplying sense experiences and developing the ability to evaluate the smallest differences in various stimuli, one’s sensibilities are refined and one’s pleasures increased.  Beauty is found in harmony, not in discord; and harmony implies affinities, but these require a refinement of the senses if they are to be perceived.  The beautiful harmonies of nature […]

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Montessori Continent Studies for Preschoolers — DIY Montessori Continent Globe

Ok, so we studied the Solar System, the planets, and are now focusing on Earth.  Montessori classrooms have a very specific way of introducing the continents, so I wanted to replicate that in our classroom.  Montessori continent globes are rather expensive, so I knew I wanted to make my own.  Was it worth it?  That’s […]

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Montessori-Inspired Language Activities for Preschoolers — Cyclical Season Ordering [With Free Printable!]

I often see the seasons represented in sequencing works, and it always rubs me the wrong way.  The seasons don’t go winter, spring, summer, fall, and then just stop.  They continue to change!  It’s cyclical, not linear.  I found a great image of the seasons portrayed in a linear sequence, so I adjusted it to […]

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