Fine Motor

Fine motor skills in babies are sometimes overshadowed by their gross motor skills and we forget they are just as important for their development. Fine motor skills in babies are smaller movements, such as grasping items, eating, waving hands. If they don’t develop these skills now, it may cause delays in being able to do things such as write, cut or eat.

child tearing paper for montessori paper tearing activity.

Setting Up a Paper Tearing Activity the Montessori Way

In this article, you will learn why some children enjoy tearing paper, the benefits of paper tearing activities, and how to set up a Montessori-aligned paper tearing activity. Whether your child’s desire to rip paper is a schematic need (transformation schema), a sensory need, or a need for connection with you, setting up a paper …

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Fun and Learning with Montessori Spooning Activities

In this article, you will learn what Montessori spooning activities are, how to introduce them to your child, and get some spooning activity ideas. What are Montessori spooning activities? Montessori spooning work is a Practical Life work that is typically introduced in a Montessori classroom in the primary years. This activity belongs to a special …

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Montessori Flower Arranging Activity for Kids

In this article, learn the benefits of Montessori flower arranging activities, how to set the actives up, and how to present flower arranging to your child. What is a Montessori flower arranging activity? Montessori is known for the Practical Life work involved in the Method. Dr. Maria Montessori observed that children prefer real life experiences …

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Montessori Hand Squeezed Juice Activity

Warm weather calls for fun activities to helps us cool down. Here is a great one; a Montessori hand squeezed juice activity for toddlers and preschoolers! Making orange juice without the juicer is a lot of fun and it has plenty of benefits for young kids. The same goes for homemade lemonade or any other …

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DIY Montessori baby mobile: black and white balls on left and image of yellow, red and blue on right.

What Baby Mobile Is Best?: A DIY Montessori-Inspired Mobile Activity

What baby mobile is best? There are many different kinds of baby mobiles out there, but which baby mobile is best for their development? Which baby mobiles are Montessori-aligned? As I discussed in my post about high contrast cards, a newborn’s eyesight is not fully developed when they’re born. They don’t see color and can …

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DIY black and white High contrast cards for baby.

DIY High Contrast Cards For Babies: A Fun Montessori Activity For Siblings

What Are High Contrast Cards? High contrast cards are simple black and white patterns that stimulate newborns’ sight and cognitive development. When babies are born the nerve cells in their retina and brain are not yet developed. So for the first three months, they can only see in black, white and gray tones, and only …

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Play Schemas: Fun Activities That Help Your Child Develop

Learn about the history of play schemas, why they are important, how they align with the Montessori philosophy, and get fun activity ideas. Transporting, positioning, connection, transforming, orientation, trajectory, rotation, enveloping, and enclosure are all covered in this article. What Are Play Schemas? There are many different definitions of schema, each varying on context. Merriam-Webster …

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Montessori and Sensory Play: 20 Sensory Table Activities

Sensory Play, like slime and colored rice, is very popular. But it is not a Montessori concept and is typically not found in Montessori classrooms. Maria Montessori believed that children do indeed learn through all their senses and she adapted sensory exploration into her classroom in the following ways: Through the sensorial materials she designed, …

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