Montessori

Curriculum Resources: A Detailed Look into Our Montessori-Inspired Homeschooling Plan for Lower Elementary

In this post I hope to outline some of the resources our family will be using over the coming years as we begin our Montessori-inspired lower elementary studies. Our oldest daughter is currently 6 years old and, if she were going to traditional school, would be entering the first grade this fall. One of the …

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Do you enjoy cooking with your children? Or maybe you’d like to start but aren’t sure where to begin? Here are more than 30 fabulous children’s books that are sure to inspire you and your children to prepare a delicious meal together! #foodpreparation #kidsinthekitchen #childrensbooks #montessori #montessoriathome #practicallife #cookingwithkids

30+ Best Picture Books to Inspire Cooking with Kids

Do you enjoy cooking with your children? Or maybe you’d like to start but aren’t sure where to begin? Getting kids involved in the kitchen provides a myriad of benefits: It’s a language-rich environment that will boost your child’s vocabulary and increase other literacy skills, including print awareness and building narratives. Reading and following recipes …

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Home Tour: Our Montessori-Inspired Schoolroom and Playroom + A Free Guide to Designing Spaces for Children

Maria Montessori believed a child’s environment is vital to fostering independent learning and exploration. According to her, the environment must be prepared to facilitate a child’s freedom of movement and freedom of choice while also meeting their developmental needs. When it came to designing a space for a child, she advocated for the following: A …

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Nurture your child's creativity and artistic expression by making their art supplies and materials easily accessible. Read more about how to create a simple art station for kids + tips to keep it neatly organized at www.freeandunfettered.com. #montessoriathome

Tips on Creating an Accessible + Organized Art Station for Kids

A new year always brings about a desire in me to clean and organize our living spaces. I’ll be tackling the schoolroom over the next week or two as I’ve wanted to swap a few things around and refresh the shelves. I hope to post a complete tour of it by the end of the …

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Looking for the perfect gift for your children this holiday season? Check out this Montessori-friendly collection of some of the best toys and materials, board games, and books for kids ages 3 and older.

2019 Montessori-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

If you’re still looking for Montessori-friendly gift ideas for your children for this holiday season, here are some of the toys and materials, board games, and books on our family’s wish lists this year. Most of these items will be suitable for preschoolers through early elementary ages. For reference sake, my youngest will be a …

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Montessori Language: Uppercase and Lowercase Matching Alphabet Mats

Free Printable: Uppercase and Lowercase Matching Alphabet Mats

Once your child has a solid grasp of the lowercase alphabet letters, easily introduce and familiarize them with the corresponding uppercase letters using this free printable alphabet matching mat. It’s available in both cursive and print for your convenience. Here’s how to present this work to your child: Print both lowercase and uppercase mats. Cut …

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