3 Ways to Use Puzzles in a Sensory Bin

Wooden puzzles seem to be things we collect but then quickly lose interest in.  When Green Piñata Toys sent us a farm puzzle as part of our monthly toy subscription box, I knew N would love it for a few weeks and then be ready to exchange it for something else.  At 3.5 years old, […]

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10+ Montessori-Inspired Food Prep Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Food Prep is one of the most-loved sections of the Montessori classroom.  It’s technically filed under Practical Life, but I decided to give it its own round-up so you can find all of our food preparation activities in one place.  Food Prep is also one of the things that distinguishes Montessori classrooms and parents from […]

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20 Montessori-Inspired Activities for Fall for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Fall is almost here!  Changing seasons provide an amazing opportunity to give your Montessori shelves a face lift with some easy switches to make your activities more cohesive and seasonally-themed.  Fall is one of my favorites because one of the key elements of a themed shelf is so abundant in fall:  COLOR! The easiest way […]

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Food Prep Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers — Orange Juicing

I found the most adorable little ceramic juicer at Target one day, and I knew it would be PERFECT for L’s little hands.  You can find one like it here. I put the juicer, half an orange, and a small glass like this one on a small tray.  I showed L how to squeeze and twist […]

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