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Why You Should Teach Kids About Plants: The Benefits Of Knowing About Plants At A Young Age

Plants are amazing and versatile organisms that impact our everyday lives. The fact is plants provide us with oxygen, food, clean water, energy, and more. They are also useful in their environmental conservation roles and even offer keys to solving issues such as world hunger and climate change! We are all aware of the fact …

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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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Reviving Mindful Tradition of Eco – Friendly Cloth Gift Wrapping

It was the morning of my daughter’s birthday when I realised that we completely run out of wrapping paper. So, normally in a situation like that, I would find a newspaper and wrap a gift in it, but instead, I took one of our new and clean kitchen towels and wrapped her present in it …

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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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Toddlers in the Kitchen – How to Set Them Up For Success

Toddler years are generally characterized by a child’s untamed desire for independence. They observe us closely spending hours preparing food, entertaining, and naturally, that creates an infinite desire to imitate adults and gain autonomy in the kitchen. In this guest post, Eva of Mimia Montessori shares some practical and excellent tips on how to support …

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How Cleaning and Sweeping Prepare Children for Academic Success

More often than not the sight of children scrubbing tables, washing dishes, and cleaning floors in a classroom causes parents to raise their eyebrows. What does it have to do with a child’s development and learning math and language? For those who implement Montessori at home or send their children to Montessori childcare or school, …

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Kids in the Kitchen – Scrumptious Toddler Friendly Chocolate Bliss Balls

Children should always be a part of the family cooking and food preparation process. It teaches them concepts that are literally life-saving and essential for survival. It also allows children to absorb and pick up skills in the most natural and relaxed environment. They learn science and math when mixing ingredients and measuring portions, they form …

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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 parts of Practical Life activities children learn to master in the Montessori environment. In addition to presenting amazing …

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Practical Life Activities to Help Survive the Cold and Flu Season

A change of seasons brings a whole kaleidoscope of new emotions, feelings, colors, excitement, and anticipation. Changes in nature create a unique atmosphere in classrooms and call for new adventures and learning opportunities. However, it also means that our bodies have to adjust as well. In autumn and winter there is less sun exposure, less …

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