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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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Learning about Leaves with Leaf Printables

Autumn is such a wonderful season, and the best one to observe nature’s transformation. The days grow colder and darker, the animals gathering food and preparing for winter, and the amazing leaves changing colour, from their usual green to the enchanting red, yellow or rusty. But did you know that there are two types of …

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The Importance and Benefits of Teaching Gardening to Children Toddlers to Preschoolers.

There’s this common misconception that gardening is an activity best suited for the elderly. However, that is not even remotely true. You see, studies have shown that there are many benefits of introducing gardening to kids at age toddlers to preschoolers. Through garden play, children acquire and improve crucial skills, have fun, and develop self-confidence …

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Indoor Garden Craft Ideas for Kids – Plants That Stimulate the Senses

Every parent wants their kids to enjoy the outdoors and to have a strong connection with Mother Nature. And while most grown-ups are grabbing every chance of escaping from closed environments, many kids tend to do quite the opposite and spend days without seeing the sunlight. Thankfully they have us, the parents, to help them …

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How to Make a Vegetable Garden for Kids

Children love dirt! Gardening is a perfect excuse to get dirty! Ann Sanders of A Green Hand  shared her easy to implement step-by-step guide to creating a nourishing vegetable garden with your children. Gardening is one of the major part of Practical Life activities children learn to master in the Montessori environment. In addition to …

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