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Create a Fun Ocean Theme for Preschoolers: An In-Depth Guide With Ideas and Planning

Montessori-Inspired ocean activity ideas It’s summer so I thought it would be a good idea to brainstorm a new theme that my daughter (2 years and 10 months) would love. She’s really been into exploring with kinetic sand and sand tools lately, which made me think of the beach, seashells, fish, and the ocean.  We …

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Storybook Journal for Preschoolers: A Super Easy Way to Connect Spoken and Written Language

What is a Storybook journal for preschoolers? My daughter is 2 years and 10 months old and she is starting to tell all kinds of stories with her toys and stuffed animals. She’s also starting to tell stories in her own words as she turns the pages of her favorite books. Although my daughter’s not …

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“Shop Small” For Beautiful Montessori Toys at Catkin’s Great Collection!

Are you overwhelmed looking for high-quality wooden Montessori toys? It can be challenging to find a wide collection of beautiful wooden Montessori toys conveniently located all in one place. Yes, you can find Montessori toys online but often the largest selections are from giant online corporations or you have to sift through a list of …

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Vocabulary Words for Preschoolers: Using Mind Mapping to Brainstorm New Themes

Brainstorming a theme and vocabulary words for preschoolers So you and your child decided on a theme or topic for this season or month and you need help thinking of ideas for activities. You would like to introduce more vocabulary words to your child for language development. Or, perhaps you and your child want to …

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Montessori 3-Part Cards and Language Development: First, Get Your Hands Dirty!

Incorporating hands-on activities with Montessori 3-part cards If you step into a Montessori three-to-six classroom, you’re bound to find Montessori 3-part cards on the shelves. You could find Montessori 3-part cards in different curriculum areas of the room; Language, Science, Culture, Peace, Sensorial, and Math. Montessori 3-part cards are also a wonderful activity to include …

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Montessori At Home And Homeschool Planner in 7 Easy Steps

Montessori at-home and homeschool planner has been updated for 2022-2023!  To download it, go to the bottom of this post and sign up for the Resource Library! “If you don’t know where you’re going, you might wind up someplace else.” Yogi Berra In This Post Why you need a Montessori at-home or homeschool planner I …

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Montessori Language Curriculum: 5 Activities to Get Your Toddler or Preschooler Started Now!

Montessori Language curriculum and beginning steps So you’ve set up some areas in your home that are Montessori friendly. You set up a Montessori Toy Shelf and you included a kitchen tower for your child. Now you ask yourself the question, how can I make sure I’m incorporating some Montessori Language curriculum in my home? …

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1 Awesome Way To Set Up Montessori Glue Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Montessori glue activities for toddlers and preschoolers Glue activities for toddlers and preschoolers are fun! Have you experimented with gluing with your little one? Glue sticks are a popular choice because they’re simple, cleaner, and convenient. Working with any type of glue can be challenging for a little one to use independently. It can be …

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A Fun Cutting with Scissors Activity: Fine-Motor Skills and Squeezing

Montessori cutting with scissors activity for fine motor skills My daughter at two-and-a-half years old just started to express interest in using scissors. I thought it would be a great time to start practicing a cutting with scissors activity. Showing her for the first few times how to manipulate scissors takes patience. While showing her …

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Your Child Takes Ownership: A Fun Daily Routine Chart For Kids At Home

We can use a daily routine chart for kids at home which includes self-care, chores, and activities. And it’s fun! If you’re homeschooling your child, you can use a routine chart for the entire day. If your child goes to school, you could use a routine chart at home for before school in the morning …

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Take Cooking To New Heights: Using This Montessori Learning Tower in the Kitchen

If you want to implement Montessori in your home but don’t know where to begin, start with the kitchen. A safe way for your young child to reach the kitchen counter is by using a Montessori learning tower. There are so many learning opportunities in the kitchen with cooking, baking, cleaning, organizing utensils, putting groceries …

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Try this Pretty Coffee Filter Flower Craft in 7 Steps: Plus a Bonus Color Mixing Lesson

Coffee filter flower craft Here is a project I used to do with my three to six-year-olds in the Montessori classroom. We used to do this coffee filter flower craft project for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. It is also a great project for Spring, Easter, a birthday, or for the parts of a flower …

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7 Tips To Organize Your Montessori Homeschool Clutter Like a Pro

It is important to tackle homeschool clutter. When our home is clutter-free we notice an overall difference in the energy of our space. We feel more calm, relaxed, and at peace. As soon as there is a mess or an overflow of stuff we feel stressed and overwhelmed. Imagine how you feel in a cluttered …

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The Beginners Guide to Montessori Learning at Home 2021

So you’re interested in Montessori Learning at home. Perhaps you’re thinking about homeschooling your child… where to begin? The best place to start is, as they say, at the beginning with the question “why do I want to homeschool my child?” There may be one reason or a myriad of reasons: You want the freedom …

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The Top Five Influencers that helped me on my Montessori At Home Journey

How many influencers do you have? How many incredible people do you know? I will share the top influencers in the Early Childhood and Montessori at home blogging world that have helped me on my journey. By the end of this article, you will realize that all of them have one overall message in common. …

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Bright Little Owl Was Specifically Designed for You (And Here’s Why)

For the past few years, I have felt overwhelmed by all of the posts and discussions about Montessori at home for little ones. I am a trained Montessori Early Childhood (3-6) classroom teacher and I feel that I have a solid foundation in the Philosophy and the scope and sequence of the curriculum areas for …

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Five Things I Want To Help You With On Your Learning At Home Journey

I created this blog to help you to navigate through your little one’s unique journey of learning at home. You’re brand new to this or maybe you’re a seasoned homeschooler, or you’re somewhere in between. Perhaps your child goes to school and you would love some additional ideas you can do at home. Maybe you’re …

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