Free Printable: Measurement Clip Cards for Kids

For the past few years, Eric and I have been busy fixing up our former home — a small 1920’s Craftsman-style home that was in desperate need of some serious updates and repairs — and now, since moving to a new home late last year, we have begun to learn more about woodworking because, let’s

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Free Printable: Weather Observation Tree

If you’re looking for a simple and fun way to begin nature observation and journaling with your preschooler, you should try out a weather tree! The concept is super simple! Each day we observe the weather and then in the afternoon we color in the day’s leaf based on the predominant weather pattern. This year

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Free Printable: 2019 Linear Calendar

It’s taken me a little longer than expected, but I’ve finally finished the 2019 linear calendar. If you haven’t tried one in your Montessori-inspired home or classroom yet, you totally should! It’s a great way to introduce time to children as it allows them to visualize an entire year. They can see for themselves when

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A Selection of the Best Children’s Music Albums

We love listening to music, especially during our morning chores and the mid-afternoon lull. During these times we usually opt for music that’s mellow and soothing, and then I like to play something a bit more upbeat in the early evening before dinner preparation starts. I find it really helps to expend a bit of

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Handmade Holiday: An Etsy Gift Guide for Kids

Can you believe there’s only 6 weeks remaining until Christmas? Have you already begun shopping? I keep a huge wish list throughout the year for my kids, adding on items that I think they’ll enjoy along with needed homeschooling materials or clothing items. I like to plan a lot of my purchases ahead of time.

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IKEA HACK: Create a Corner Desktop for Kids Using Besta Shelves

It’s been a couple weeks since we finished our corner desktop in the schoolroom, and I have to say I really, really love how it turned out. More importantly, though, it’s getting a ton of use by our children. When we first walked through our new home, we both immediately agreed the third bedroom would

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Little Library: Montessori-Friendly Read-Alouds Perfect for Preschoolers

The benefits of reading aloud to children are numerous. From an educational standpoint reading aloud to children promotes greater phonemic awareness, exposure to new, rich vocabulary and more elaborate grammatical constructions, and helps foster complex thinking skills. More importantly, it can increase children’s attention spans, aid their social and emotional development, foster empathy and bring

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Create: A Simple Wooden Frame Perfect for Educational Posters

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you. This means I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase using these links. A year ago we purchased a Cavallini & Co Chalkboard Penmanship Chart to display in our homeschool space. It was my intention to immediately frame it, but somehow

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