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How Montessori Promotes Problem Solving Skills for Kids

How does Montessori promote problem solving skills for kids? Problem solving is an essential skill that we all need for a successful life. We use problem solving daily at home and at work. Unfortunately, problem solving is something many kids (and adults!) struggle with. In this post, we’ll discuss how problem solving skills for kids …

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Planting a Butterfly Garden: An Outdoor Activity for Kids

In this article, you will learn about butterfly gardens and find out how to plan a butterfly garden planting activity for your kids. You will also get recommendations on child size supplies to help your little one along in planting a butterfly garden. Spring and Summer are great seasons to get outside, enjoy the warm …

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How to Teach Kids Empathy: A Montessori Perspective

In this article, you will learn about social and emotional learning and how it relates to the development of empathy. You will also learn how to teach kids empathy the Montessori way. At the end of the article, you will get recommendations on empathy building books to read with your child. We all want our …

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Children’s Cookbooks: 8 Top Picks for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Cooking is a wonderful Practical Life activity and choosing some great children’s cookbooks is the next logical step after you’ve purchased a learning tower and some wonderful child size kitchen utensils. Choosing great children’s cookbooks is no easy task, though. Many cookbooks geared for toddlers and preschoolers have recipes that are either too complex or …

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Children’s Cooking Utensils: Master List of Montessori Cooking Tools

If you are looking to get started with Montessori in your home, there is no better place than Practical Life activities right in your kitchen. Before you get started, though, you are going to need some children’s cooking utensils. You may be wondering why small size cooking utensils are preferable over the ones you have …

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Is That a Montessori Toy? A Guide to Picking Out Montessori Aligned Toys

There is no such thing as a Montessori toy. Let me repeat that for those of you in the back—there really is no such thing! Why, then, is it such a common question for Montessori newbies? I have a theory on that. I believe it’s because the toys Montessori teachers and caregivers select don’t often …

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Mother’s Day Crafts and Activities for Kids: 15 Montessori-inspired Ideas

The time of the year to celebrate the mothers who sacrifice everything to take care of their little ones is once again upon us. If you are looking for some creative, Montessori-inspired Mother’s Day crafts you have come to the right place. We mothers really do appreciate thoughtful handmade gifts and trinkets, as well as …

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10 Inspired-by-Nature Sensory Bins and Trays for Kids

Nature tables, nature sensory bins, and nature trays are a wonderful way to bring outdoor inspiration and exploration inside. They are easy and inexpensive to put together and young children have a great time exploring them. These nature activities are a joy from start to finish. Collecting the items can be done beforehand, by a …

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1:1 Correspondence in Montessori Math: Explanation and Activity Ideas

In your quest to learn about how Montessori teaches math, you will come across many terms with which you may not be familiar. One of those terms may be something called 1:1 correspondence. In this article, you will learn the basics of how Montessori math is taught, what one to one correspondence is, how Montessori …

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