Montessori Asia Study — South Korean Landmark 3-Part Cards with Free Printable

As I mentioned before, we focused a large part of our Asia study on South Korea since the girls are half-Korean.  I couldn’t find many South Korean Montessori materials already available in my internet searches, so I decided to make my own South Korean Landmark 3-Part Cards.  When I first presented these cards, I used […]

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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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20+ Montessori-Inspired Language Activities for Infants and Toddlers

“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed.”  ~Maria Montessori Maria Montessori  wrote that the sensitive period for language is from birth […]

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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 — 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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