Gross Motor

Gross motor skills are larger body movements, such as rolling, crawling, walking or kicking a ball. It is important to encourage gross motor development in babies as it affects their balance and coordination for the rest of their life.

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Baby Hates Tummy Time? Try These Tips

In this article, you will learn about Montessori and tummy time. You will also get lots of practical advice about how to implement time on the belly successfully for your baby. You’ll even get some alternatives to tummy time for those babies that are adamant about refusing to participate in belly time on the floor. …

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20 Montessori Outdoor Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Now that Spring is here, you may be looking for some fun Montessori outdoor activities. If you’re participating in the 1000 hours outside maybe you’re finding it hard to engage your children outside. As Sue discussed in her last post, outdoor play is crucial in a child’s development. (Read more here). So, it’s important to …

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40+ Music and Movement Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

In this article, you will learn what music and movement activities are and why they are important for a child’s development. You will also get more than 40 fun music and movement ideas to implement during circle time in your classroom or in your home. Learning is fun for toddlers and preschool children – especially …

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What to know before you buy Pikler Triangle

If you’ve heard about the Pikler Triangle and all of the benefits it offers for little ones, you may be starting to wonder if it’s something you need. Or perhaps you’ve already decided to add one of these climbing triangles to your Montessori environment but you’re a bit overwhelmed at all of the Options available …

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Heavy Work Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

At first glance, the term “heavy work,” may resemble an occupational hazard. A closer look at the label reveals its usefulness as an important Montessori concept, however. In this post, we’ll take a close look at heavy work, including its definition, benefits, examples, and more. What Is Heavy Work? Heavy work sounds self-explanatory, but it …

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Play Schemas: 150+ 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 in context. Merriam-Webster …

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How To Encourage Gross Motor Development in Babies

Gross motor skills are larger body movements, such as rolling, crawling, walking or kicking a ball. It is important to encourage gross motor development in babies as it affects their balance and coordination for the rest of their life. *the following are sponsored links* Without proper gross motor development, they may have issues later doing …

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Creating A Yes Space For Your Baby

You may have heard the term “yes space” in the Montessori and RIE circles but are unsure of what it means or how exactly to go about creating a yes space in real life. You will get the answers to your questions, as well as photos to use as reference in this article. What is …

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