10 Montessori-Inspired Math Activities for Toddlers

Maria Montessori used her understanding of child development to design a philosophy for teaching math to the young child.  Children are exposed to numbers and math in their daily lives, as they see numbers on calendars, clocks, and other daily objects, or hear their parents discussing money or how many of something exists.  In the […]

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Activities for Toddlers — Horizontal Ring Post

This work was actually not planned — it came about because we noticed the way both girls were playing with some random bits at the hardware store, so we decided to follow the child and put something together! While we were picking out nuts and bolts of varying sizes for the Nuts and Bolts Board, […]

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20+ Montessori-Inspired Language Activities for Infants and Toddlers

“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed.”  ~Maria Montessori Maria Montessori  wrote that the sensitive period for language is from birth […]

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How Often Should You Rotate Materials in Your Totschool/Homeschool Preschool?

Many totschool or homeschool preschool parents switch out their trays weekly — or even daily.  I often feel almost pressured to do so when I scroll through Instagram or Pinterest.  If you love getting creative and making themed activities that will only be used for a few days, go for it.  If you (like me) prefer to […]

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