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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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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Homespun Montessori: Wool Dryer Balls

“If I were to establish a primary principle, it would be to constantly allow the child’s participation in our lives. To extend to the child this hospitality, to allow him to participate in our work can be difficult, but it costs nothing. Our time is a far more precious gift than material objects,” said Maria

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DIY: Clothing Rack with Shelf

When we moved into our new home in August I knew one of the first projects we’d need to undertake was to figure out how to make our kids’ clothing accessible to them. The builder-installed shelving in their bedroom closet currently hangs at 70″ high, most definitely out of reach for a 4-year-old and a

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100+ Fun and Practical Gifts for Small Children

I can’t believe it’s already the week of Thanksgiving! Or that my youngest will be celebrating her first birthday in a few more weeks! We’ve had a pretty busy year around here, and unfortunately I wasn’t able to do many blog updates but I’m really hoping to figure out how to devote more time to

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