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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Montessori Continent Studies: Asia — Our Favorite Activities

Ok, so we have studied continents all together, North America, and now we are on to Asia!  Asia is HUGE and we have a lot of personal connections there, so we spent 3 months on Asia alone! For each continent, we have a Montessori continent box full of small cultural objects, money, photos, and pamphlets from […]

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Montessori-Inspired Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers — Sorting by Size

If you follow along on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that N has a slight obsession with things that are “tiny.”  She frequently distinguishes objects as either “tiny” or “BIGGGGGG.”  When I saw this size sorting material as part of Max & Naoli’s Apple Unit Study, I knew it would be perfect for N’s current interests […]

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