How to Set Up a Dishwashing Station for Your Child

The benefits of setting up a dishwashing station for your child From the ages of 0-3, Montessori is all about Practical Life Activities. These activities not only foster independence and teach life skills, but they encourage the development of a … Continue reading How to Set Up a Dishwashing Station for Your Child

5 Fun and Easy Fall Activities Your Kids Will Love!

Ah, Fall! This is the time of year when the air cools and colors abound! My favorite time of the year! From hikes in the park to see the beautiful changing leaves, to apple festivals, to lighting that first fire in the fireplace…there is nothing not to love about Fall. Something my kids love about each changing season is the new activities and experiences that follow. Here, I put together a list of 5 very easy activities for you and your kids to enjoy! 1. Spice Painting This is a great activity for budding artists and little chefs! We found … Continue reading 5 Fun and Easy Fall Activities Your Kids Will Love!

The Zero Game

How does Montessori teach math? Montessori math activities focus on associating quantities with their corresponding numbers. The progression goes like this: Children first work with quantities, then move onto the symbols, and finally come to understand the association between the two. Early Montessori math activities focus heavily on the numbers 0-9. The reason for this has to do with future decimal system work, which we will discuss in a later post. Montessori and the concept of zero At the point when number symbols are being learned, there is a game that children really enjoy. It’s called The Zero Game. This … Continue reading The Zero Game

Open-ended Toys: Magna-tiles

Are Magna-Tiles a Montessori material? Last Spring, while I was in the low-energy end stages of pregnancy with our third child, we enrolled our daughter (3 at the time.) in a lovely Montessori Primary program. The admission process had a few requirements. One of them being that parents observe the classroom in action for an hour prior to enrollment. As I sat and watched all the children engrossed in their work, one young boy caught my attention. The reason he caught my eye is because the material he was working with didn’t look very Montessori. It was plastic and didn’t, … Continue reading Open-ended Toys: Magna-tiles