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DIY Learning Hands-On Activities for 3-Year-Olds

Montessori has the ultimate scientifically-based way to address children’s development. At the young age of three, we often can observe common threads and windows of opportunity that a child’s behavior displays – sensitive periods. It is always wise to refer to those sensitive periods when we plan to organize a learning environment for a 3-year-old …

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Child doing clay modling and watching through a microscope

Outdoor and Nature-Centered Learning Activities for Children

In this post, I share learning activities children can do outdoors in nature. I explain what to bring and write about practical ways you can implement learning in nature. Learning outdoors undoubtedly has many benefits. There are plenty of instances of deep hands-on exploration that take place outdoors when children simultaneously can engage in practical …

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Number Rods and Green Decorative Leaves

Some of the Best Montessori Resources and Materials for Teachers and Parents

I often get asked where to purchase Montessori materials, what I consider Montessori essentials, what handmade items are best for those who prefer handcrafted materials, etc. Below you will find a list of materials, resources, and toys I sincerely recommend. Everything on this list is of high quality and value. I’ve gathered resources and products …

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Nature Journal – Free Printable

Description:  A guided nature journal for children to document their explorations outdoors. This journal can be used by children living in any region across the world.  Each page contains prompts to help children connect with the land on a more personal level. Along with exploring local flora and fauna, children are encouraged to make personal …

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Nature Display in Homeschool Setting.

Setting up a nature display in a classroom or homeschool learning space can be very beneficial. Not every child enjoys going out in nature. Many children protest and dislike being outdoors where they can experience discomfort from the weather, they might not like getting dirty and have fear of crawling creatures. Setting up a space …

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December Themed Christmas and Winter Holidays Activities – Busy Book and Learning Mats

A busy book is a great way to prepare learning activities for preschool children when you don’t have much time on your hands. With the help of a busy book, children will practice fine motor, counting, recognizing numbers, simple addition. Activities will also help to improve important cognitive functions, logical thinking, and concentration. The beauty …

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Montessori Flower Arranging Lessons for Children. Activities, Materials. Tips for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Maria Montessori is famous for implementing practical life lessons in children. These are the first things toddlers and preschoolers learn in their early years. Such activities serve as a bridge between the home and school environment. Each step of the practical life lessons fulfills the child’s intrinsic desire to imitate adults and adapt their behavior. …

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Summer Hands-On Learning Activities for Children

One of the most incredible and valuable aspects of the Montessori method is that it inspires teachers, parents, as much as it does children to be constantly fascinated by everything we learn, come across. It teaches us to seek pleasure and content from within by shifting focus from external rewards that fade away to grasp …

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Outdoor Activities for Children with Free Seven-Day Planner

Do we have to make every experience outdoors “educational”? We really do not. The most valuable advantages children receive as a result of spending time in nature are exercise, a dose of fresh air, being able to experience a sense of freedom and learn spontaneous risk assessment. However, the question is: “Is a standard classroom …

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