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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Activities for Infants 6 to 12 Months — Object Permanence

Something you will often see in early childhood education centers is an object permanence box, like the one my very talented husband made for N.  Object permanence is the understanding that when an object is covered up or hidden in some way, it hasn’t simply disappeared — it still exists.  When an infant understands object […]

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Montessori Activities for Toddlers — Sandpaper Letters

The way Montessori teaches letters is very different than the way it is taught in traditional schools.  I think the Montessori way makes a lot more sense, and I have seen how it allows very young children to begin sounding out words for themselves at a very young age. Rather than teaching the alphabet song, […]

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