40+ Montessori-Inspired Practical Life Activities for Infants and Toddlers

“When a child is given a little leeway, he will at once shout, ‘I want to do it!’  But in our schools, which have an environment adapted to children’s needs, they say, ‘Help me to do it alone.’  And these words reveal their inner needs.”  ~Maria Montessori Maria Montessori believed that child development emerges in […]

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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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Stop the Baby Talk and Dumbing Down — Why We Use Real Words with Our Kids

I have had a couple of different experiences with L in the past few months that inspired me to write this post about why we use real words with our children instead of using baby talk or dumbing down facts.  Maria Montessori observed that the sensitive period for language is between birth and 6 years […]

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