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20 Montessori Water Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Young children enjoy activities that involve water. Fortunately, there are so many fun Montessori water activities to choose from. The activities below can be presented as shelf work, in a casual way throughout the day, or on a sensory table. (This post contains affiliate links. Purchasing from these links costs you nothing extra, but sends …

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10 Father’s Day Crafts For Toddlers and Preschoolers

Father’s Day is coming up and will be here before you know it. Now is the time to get started on those kids crafts.  Hopefully, you got some great Mother’s Day gifts and want to do something special in return. As a Preschool Teacher, I’ve had to come up with lots of Father’s Day crafts …

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Why Your Child’s Baby Dolls Should be Anatomically Correct

In this article, you will learn why anatomically correct dolls are preferable to other dolls for children. You will also get recommendations on a diverse array of anatomically correct dolls. What makes a doll “anatomically correct”? Baby dolls that are considered anatomically correct are dolls that have primary sex characteristics. This is different from traditional …

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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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