Preschool

Fun and Easy Low Prep Activities for Children

In case you are looking, here are some of our favourite easy low prep activities for children of different ages that are not worksheets or screen time. Water play with funnels, droppers, sponges, small animal toys and cups; Add food colouring and soap for bubbles if you don’t mind messy play. Outdoor free play, a …

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Learning About Rocks and Minerals

One of our favorite things to do is to collect rocks wherever we go. Each and every one of them is so unique and brings a little thrill in our lives, therefore I must say our collection keeps on growing. Not only do we collect them, but we have been trying to document how the …

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Choosing the Right Calendar for Your Classroom

Working towards mastering executive functioning skills early on in life is one of the essential skills every child needs to acquire. Executive function is a term used to describe the mental ability of an individual to plan, execute everyday tasks, complete checklists, exercise self-control when tempted to avoid doing important tasks, possessing the will to …

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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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One Day in the Life of a Homeschooling Family

Do you wonder sometimes what a day in the life of another homeschooling family may look like? Unless you are a part of a dynamic and large homeschooling community, you may not have time or energy to connect with others on a regular basis to discuss your routines and timetable. As per a few requests …

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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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Spring printables for preschool children with cutting, clip on cards, coloring puzzles and I spy game

Spring Hands-on Activities for Preschool Children

In our classroom, the change of season or special occasion generated elevated excitement as children always anticipated finding freshly prepared materials on the shelves. For that reason, I gathered a collection of Spring themed hands-on individual activities for your preschool students. Spring vocabulary cards for the memory or match-up games, storytelling startups and for building …

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Editable Teacher Planner

Keeping my teaching and planning organized always brought a sense of control and enabled to shift focus from curriculum goals and teaching agenda to one-on-one interactions with students on a more meaningful and deeper level. That allowed me to be present with the children and stay on top of classroom organization. You can’t overestimate the …

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Tips to Assist the Process of Normalization in a Montessori Classroom

Normalization is the single most important result of our work. Maria Montessori “The Absorbent Mind” Who doesn’t enjoy the sound and feel of a normalized classroom?  It is every Montessori teacher’s and assistant’s dream. The process  is flowing, children are leading the way, and you can proudly say that they “are now working as if …

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Montessori shelves

What is Montessori Education?

Montessori education was born out of passion.  It began with a story. A story of a young Italian woman who was under enormous pressure for no other reason but for merely being a woman.  Maria Montessori had a desire to pursue a medical career – at the time privilege was assigned only to men. At …

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