Montessori-Inspired Pumpkin Activities

I’ll admit it:  I have a tiny bit of a pumpkin obsession.  Not in a “basic” way (whatever that means…) — I’m actually not a fan of pumpkin spice anything.  But when it comes to using them in the classroom, I’m obsessed! Every year I find new ways to use pumpkins to teach, so I […]

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HALLOWBOO! at Idlewild — special discount!

Western PA peeps: Looking for a fun Halloween event this year? We’re pretty excited to be going to HALLOWBOO at Idlewild & SoakZone — and I have a special discount available for you! The HALLOWBOO event will be happening every weekend in October (plus the last weekend in September), and you can get $10 off […]

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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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