Montessori with a Newborn — GIVEAWAY!!!

I think a misperception about Montessori is that it’s mostly about all the *stuff* — but what stuff do you need for a newborn? There is pretty much only one material you need to “do Montessori” with a newborn — yourself! The parent or primary caregiver is the most important material needed for a baby […]

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Montessori-Inspired Language Extensions for Reluctant Readers & Writers

My first daughter’s reading/writing experience and my second daughter’s reading/writing experience have been complete opposites so far. Lila zoomed her way through the pink/blue/green series and just took off, becoming obsessed with reading and writing her own books. I don’t know if it’s because Nora is a second child or if it’s just her personality, […]

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10 Open-Ended Toys Your Kids Will Play With for Years

I was watching the girls playing together the other day when I started thinking about how long we’ve owned the toys they were using — and I was shocked to realize it had been about 4 years! Then I started thinking about all of the girls’ favorite open-ended toys. Most of them were originally purchased […]

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Montessori-Inspired U.s. Presidents Printables

It’s almost Presidents’ Day! I was so excited for the launch of Every Star is Different’s NEW U.S. Presidents Bundle, which came out just in time! My own girls are obsessed with the musical Hamilton, so I’m sure they will enjoy learning about the real people whose names they already know well — plus we just […]

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