20+ Montessori-Friendly Outdoor Activities for Summertime

“When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.” ~ Maria Montessori Our family does Montessori homeschool preschool year-round, without really taking a break for summertime.  However, when the weather is nice, we like to bring the classroom outside!  Here are over 20 Montessori-friendly activities for keeping cool and interacting with nature in […]

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Please Stop Talking to My Child — The Importance of Silence

Now before you start dismissing me as a crabby old lady, let’s think about something. How many times during the day do you get interrupted?  When you’re trying to make a list, or clean something, or do your work, or even just think a thought to yourself for one blessed minute — how often does […]

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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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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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