Books and Resources

The Most Delightful Chapter Books to Read-Aloud with Young Children

Are you ready to begin reading chapter books aloud to your children? If so, here are some of our top picks that are gentle enough in content matter for even the youngest of children. the remarkable benefits of reading aloud to children The benefits of reading aloud to children are numerous. From an educational standpoint …

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Montessori: 5 Fun Ways to Use a Linear Calendar at Home and Why They’re Great for Preschoolers

What is a linear calendar and what purpose does it serve? For children in the first plane of development, Montessori emphasizes concrete, hands-on learning to make abstract concepts easier to understand as they grow older. A linear calendar is one way to help make the passage of time more concrete for children. Since it visually …

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IKEA Favorites: Montessori-Friendly Bins, Baskets, and Trays

I love IKEA. Love love love. I could spend an entire day browsing the store, much to the chagrin of my husband of course. I also love baskets and bins, especially those made from natural materials such as rope, bamboo, fabric, and wood. Since we’ll be near an IKEA when we visit family over Labor …

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Continent Study: North American Farm Life Collection

In preparation for our future continent and zoology studies, I’ve begun compiling groups of Schleich, Safari Ltd. and Papo animal figurines that are representative of various locales and habitats. I will be sharing them here on my blog in the hope they may help other families beginning their small animal collections for their children prioritize …

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