Montessori

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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A simple object-to-picture matching activity for toddlers

10 Super Fun + Educational Ways to Use Small Animal Figurines at Home With Kids

Our daughter has always loved animals. For her first Christmas, we began a simple Schleich animal collection and have continued to add onto it every few months. They make excellent stocking stuffers or small gift purchases since, individually, they are pretty inexpensive. We began with a few farm animals, then added some animals we see …

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Little Library: 12 Favorite Montessori-Friendly Books about Birds

Bird-watching is a favorite activity at our home. In the late afternoon hours when boredom sometimes sets in, it’s always a welcome relief to visit our side window and take a peek at our backyard birds, squirrels, and rabbits. Lilly, age 2, is now beginning to identify bird species. She’s infatuated with the Cardinal and …

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Little Library: 11 Favorite Montessori-Friendly Gardening Books

Spring is just around the corner here in Kentucky. After a brief respite from the cold, the past few days have been dreary, rainy, and frigid again. As we desperately yearn for the return of warmer and greener days, we have been enjoying reading about gardening together. My husband and I are both new to …

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