Moving with Kids — Tips & Tricks from a Montessori Parent

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that we’ve been moving for as long as I can remember the past couple of months.  First we were packing up non-essentials and donating things we didn’t need to get our house ready for showings.  Then it sold and we were quickly packing up to get […]

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Montessori Sound Games — I Spy with Initial Sounds

One of the activities I recommend before getting all “academic” on your toddler or preschooler is to play I Spy with initial sounds.  I knew N was ready for this when she started dragging out the sounds of individual letters when she was speaking, although she actually was interested in ending sounds (and rhyming) before […]

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20+ Montessori-Friendly Outdoor Activities for Summertime

“When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.” ~ Maria Montessori Our family does Montessori homeschool preschool year-round, without really taking a break for summertime.  However, when the weather is nice, we like to bring the classroom outside!  Here are over 20 Montessori-friendly activities for keeping cool and interacting with nature in […]

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The Value of Pretend Play — a Montessorian’s Perspective

As a blogger/social media presence, I occasionally get nasty comments directed toward me and my way of doing Montessori.  One thing that we do in our Montessori family that others have attacked me for is allowing pretend play.  Apparently there are many people out there who believe that if we were truly Montessori enough, we […]

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Please Stop Talking to My Child — The Importance of Silence

Now before you start dismissing me as a crabby old lady, let’s think about something. How many times during the day do you get interrupted?  When you’re trying to make a list, or clean something, or do your work, or even just think a thought to yourself for one blessed minute — how often does […]

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