How Often Should You Rotate Materials in Your Totschool/Homeschool Preschool?

Many totschool or homeschool preschool parents switch out their trays weekly — or even daily.  I often feel almost pressured to do so when I scroll through Instagram or Pinterest.  If you love getting creative and making themed activities that will only be used for a few days, go for it.  If you (like me) prefer to […]

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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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Thanksgiving Activities for Families — Thankful Tree

Now that L is older, holidays are getting so much more fun!  With Thanksgiving coming up, I wanted to be sure we all took time to be thankful throughout the month of November.  I found this Thankful Tree in the bargain bins at Target — you can also make your own by taping construction paper […]

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What’s On Our World Peace Shelf — International Children Magnets with World Map

To find out why I started this series, check out World Peace Shelf To read other posts in this series, check out Multicultural Nesting Dolls I found these gorgeous International Children Magnets from Etsy shop Margaux Makes, and I knew they would be perfect for our World Peace Shelf!  The children are made of stuffed fabric […]

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Summer Crafts for Kids — Painting with Seashells

Sadly, we are home from our vacation at the beach.  Unfortunately, young children don’t take a few days to get back into the swing of things — they start right at 60mph the first day they’re back!  It’s been a bit rainy since we got home, so we’ve had to find some fun indoor activities […]

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