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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 uses it, …

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The Ultimate List of Famous Montessori Graduates

Whether the Montessori method is right or wrong for your child, it’s hard to deny that its alumni have gone on to accomplish some pretty impressive things. Check out these famous Montessori graduates, from world leaders to best-selling authors, business moguls, and even Academy Award winners. “I like the Montessori method…it teaches through play. It …

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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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Montessori Potty Training 101: Tips, Tricks, and Book Recommendations

In this article, you will learn what Montessori potty training is and how you know your child is ready for this process. You will also learn how to prepare your child’s potty learning environment and get book recommendations for yourself and your child. Montessori potty training 101 No discussion of parenting a toddler is complete …

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