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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20+ Montessori-Inspired Art Activities for Infants and Toddlers

“We should enrich his environment with means of expression and indirectly prepare his hand to carry out its functions in the best possible manner.”  ~ Maria Montessori Maria Montessori believed that art was a natural creation universal to the human species — each culture developed its own art as a means of expression.  Because art […]

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Montessori-Inspired Activities for Toddlers — One-to-One Correspondence with Pom-Poms

Practical Life works are known for the repetition of motion needed to complete the activity, and that’s one of the huge draws for toddlers.  I’ll be honest — I like that repetition too.  This is one of the works that both girls love, although N spends way more time with it, and it’s one that […]

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20+ Montessori-Inspired Sensorial Activities for Infants and Toddlers

“By multiplying sense experiences and developing the ability to evaluate the smallest differences in various stimuli, one’s sensibilities are refined and one’s pleasures increased.  Beauty is found in harmony, not in discord; and harmony implies affinities, but these require a refinement of the senses if they are to be perceived.  The beautiful harmonies of nature […]

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