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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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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