Montessori: Fun With The Red Rods Maze

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As we continue on our Montessori journey, I decided to purchase some traditional Montessori materials. One of our favorites so far has been the red rods. It took some time for me to convince my son that the red rods were not to be used as trains but instead were materials to use for our [...]

Color Grading Experiment With Food Coloring

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Color Grading Experiment With Food Coloring This week, I worked on color grading with my preschooler using food coloring and water. This is a great sensorial exercise to teach your child differences in color. For this color grading demonstration, we used the following materials from home. The Materials: eye dropper food coloring water 2 mixing [...]

Science for Kids: Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment

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For this week’s science project, we experimented with baking soda and vinegar. Science Materials Needed We gathered the materials from home: Baking Soda Vinegar Mixing Cups Spoon Food Coloring First, we talked about how vinegar is a liquid and baking soda is a solid. Vinegar is also an acid (acetic acid) and baking soda is [...]

Library Time With the Kids

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When I was little, the library was one of my favorite places to visit. I remember always asking my mom to take me to the library. I loved the dusty smell of the old books and I was always excited to look for new adventures as I perused aisle after aisle at our local library. [...]

Simple Mother’s Day Craft for Preschoolers

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For Mother’s Day, my kids created this simple flower pot craft made out of construction paper and paint. We will give one to each of their grandmothers for Mother’s Day. First, I traced the pots and stem on construction paper. Then, I cut them out and let my preschooler glue them to the paper. Next, [...]

Science for Kids: Rock Crystals

Rock Crystals

We had a blast creating crystals with our latest science experiment. Crystals are three dimensional structures where the molecules form together in a repeating pattern. This experiment doesn’t create instantaneous results but instead you gradually see the crystals form over a period of a week. My son was very excited to see the crystals grow [...]

My 4-Year Old Can Spell!

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This post contains affiliate links. I’ve been using All About Spelling to teach my 4-year old how to spell. He’s been reading since he was 2 years old, and now at 4, he’s a very proficient reader so I thought it was time to start teaching him how to spell. After much research, I settled [...]

Montessori: The Presentation

Montessori Presentation

This week I did my first official Montessori presentation with WJ. I decided to start with 3 trays for him to choose from so I did 3 presentations, one for each lesson. The Montessori Presentation A Montessori presentation is the way a Montessori educator introduces a lesson to a child. The presentation should demonstrate the [...]

Blue Sensory Bin for Toddlers

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I’ve been doing color-themed activities with my toddler and we recently focused on the color blue. I put together a blue-themed sensory bin for JA to explore. Blue Sensory Bin for Toddlers This Week We Learned the Color Blue. Our blue sensory bin contained the following materials I put together from things we had at [...]

Teaching Montessori at Home

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I’ve been reading a lot about Maria Montessori and her method of teaching young children lately. What you might not know is that I attended a Montessori preschool and my mother has only had great things to say about the Montessori education I [...]