Montessori Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers — Red Rods

The Red Rods (also known as Long Rods) are one of the classic Montessori sensorial materials, and I knew I had to have a set at home.  So I asked my husband to make one for us!  Just like with our Pink Tower, the wood was so beautiful that I wanted it to remain natural […]

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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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Montessori Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers — Knobbed Cylinders Extension

One of the classic Montessori materials is the knobbed cylinders [sometimes called cylinder blocks].  They can be quite expensive to buy, but I found this mini set for a reasonable price and snatched them up. L has mastered each knobbed cylinder set individually [for instructions on how to present them, look here], so I knew […]

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Montessori Parenting E-Course — On Sale Now!

*I am so excited to announce the launch of my new Montessori Parenting E-Course!  Find out more below or under the “E-Course” tab at the top of this page.*   Love the blog, but want to know how you can apply these Montessori concepts to your everyday life?  Intimidated by how independent my Montessori kids are, […]

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Montessori Activities for Toddlers — The Pink Tower

The pink tower is probably my favorite original Montessori work!  I asked my husband to make one for L, and while he was making it I fell in love with the natural wood look and decided to keep it that way.  We painted the base pink so we could still call it the pink tower. […]

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