30+ Montessori-Inspired Christmas Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Thanksgiving is over, so it’s OFFICIALLY CHRISTMAS TIME!!!  As L asks quite frequently, “Wait.  Is it Christmas TIME or Christmas DAY?”  It’s not quite Christmas “Day,” but for our family, Christmas “Time” lasts from the day after Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day.  Changing holidays or seasons provide an amazing opportunity to give your Montessori shelves […]

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Why We Won’t Be Sitting on Santa’s Lap This Year

Well, “bah humbug.”  Right?  You thought it.  I might have thought it recently too.  This is our 4th year of Christmases with kids, and every other year we took them to sit on Santa’s lap.  But not this year. Were you paying attention a few weeks ago when #metoo took social media by storm?  I […]

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3 Ways to Use Puzzles in a Sensory Bin

Wooden puzzles seem to be things we collect but then quickly lose interest in.  When Green Piñata Toys sent us a farm puzzle as part of our monthly toy subscription box, I knew N would love it for a few weeks and then be ready to exchange it for something else.  At 3.5 years old, […]

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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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