International Friends: Please Share With Us!

We are about to begin studying the continents of the world!  I know I have readers from all over the world — and I need your help!  I am looking for items to put in our continent boxes.  If you are from anywhere other than the United States, could you send me a trinket/coin/something culturally […]

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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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Toilet Learning — How to Potty Train Your Toddler the Montessori Way

Toilet training is actually something I kind of enjoyed when I was a toddler teacher — I know, I know, it’s strange.  There’s just something about guiding teeny tiny people on their journey to independence that is so satisfying!  I toilet trained close to 100 children during my teaching years, plus one so far here at […]

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