You’re Invited!

  I’d love to have you all over to my home for a HUGE party, but that would require for me to actually clean my house and for you to travel great distances to get here — so let’s do this on Facebook!  On Tuesday,  October 3rd, my friend and Usborne consultant Melissa will be […]

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Montessori Toddler Language — Object-to-Picture Matching with Free Printable

  N is moving swiftly along in our language section as her expressive language begins to explode, so I wanted to make some new object-to-picture matching cards to freshen up our shelves.  I looked through our Safari Ltd Toob collection and decided to use the animals from the Zoo Babies Toob. I laid out each picture […]

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Montessori Transfer Work Fillers (That Won’t Break the Bank)

A huge part of the Montessori Practical Life section [especially for toddlers] consists of different types of “transfer works.”  This is as simple as it sounds — work that is focused on transferring objects from one container to another.  The point of these works is to help develop fine motor skills, hand control, and self-care […]

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Montessori-Inspired Activities for Toddlers — Egg Carton Filling

I’ve had a set of wooden eggs in my work closet FOREVER, and I’ve used them for some other practical life works like this one.  I noticed when we were dyeing Easter eggs that N enjoyed picking up the hardboiled eggs and putting them back in the carton, so I decided to make a more […]

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Summer Sensory Bin for Toddlers and Preschoolers — Ice Cube Play

  I don’t know where you live, but over here it is HOT HOT HOT!  Our house is very old and does not have central air, so we’re making do with window air conditioners and ice cubes over here. We all go a little stir crazy if we don’t get outside in the afternoon, so […]

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