Montessori Continent Studies: Asia — Our Favorite Activities

Ok, so we have studied continents all together, North America, and now we are on to Asia!  Asia is HUGE and we have a lot of personal connections there, so we spent 3 months on Asia alone! For each continent, we have a Montessori continent box full of small cultural objects, money, photos, and pamphlets from […]

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Montessori-Inspired Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers — Sorting by Size

If you follow along on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that N has a slight obsession with things that are “tiny.”  She frequently distinguishes objects as either “tiny” or “BIGGGGGG.”  When I saw this size sorting material as part of Max & Naoli’s Apple Unit Study, I knew it would be perfect for N’s current interests […]

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Why Our Montessori Family Uses Screen Time

I have been getting a lot of questions about screen time lately (over on my Instagram account in particular), so I wanted to address the elephant in the room: We DO allow our children to have a limited amount of screen time. I have received SO many judgmental messages and comments about this — so […]

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Montessori-Inspired Math Activities for Preschoolers — Number to Quantity Scavenger Hunt

Incorporating movement in educational activities — especially on a large scale — is a great way to make activities extra fun while stimulating more parts of the brain.  One fun way to do this is to turn your typical Montessori-inspired work into a “scavenger hunt.”  You can see how I’ve done this before with colors […]

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