Ages 0-3

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The Topponcino: A Montessori Newborn Essential

A Topponcino might sound like the latest drink from your favorite coffee shop, but it’s actually something that’s going to help your new baby adjust to life outside the womb. For parents following the Montessori method, it’s considered an essential item for a baby’s first months, providing comfort for both you and your little one. …

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Independent Play: Why it Matters and How to Encourage it

Living in the era of information has made parenting more difficult than it ever was. Advice on raising children is given via numerous outlets and is often conflicted and confusing. Advice on children’s play is no exception. If you don’t interact with your child constantly, you are not doing the right thing. If you don’t …

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Cooking with Your Toddler: Benefits and Recipes

In this article, you will get a basic overview of the benifits of involving your toddler in cooking activities. You will also get some simple and fun recipes your toddler will enjoy making (just about) on their own. The Benefits of Cooking with Toddlers There are so many benefits to bringing toddlers into the kitchen …

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Montessori and RIE: Compatible or not?

Can You Practice Both Montessori and RIE at the Same Time?

So, you’ve been researching parenting philosophies in regards to newborn and toddler care. You’ve likely come across information about RIE. RIE is one of many different child development ideologies. You’ll find it discussed among other approaches like Waldorf, Reggio-Emilia, Charlotte Mason, and yes, Montessori. But can you implement Montessori and RIE together? What Is RIE? …

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