These are 3 activities I tried with my 12 month old and how each activity went.
I have heard a lot of misconceptions about families who live a Montessori-inspired lifestyle with their children. If you don't know anything about Maria Montessori's philosophy and principles and you're going based off what you've "seen" or "heard" about Montessori families, I can't say that I blame you. You see this perfectly organized home and [...]
I bought our utility cart a few months ago with several ideas in mind, all pointing toward making it useful and purposeful for Mariam. In this post, I'm going to show you what items I have chosen to put in the cart and how Mariam is doing with retrieving and using the items. There are [...]
Mariam has been showing a lot of interest in pouring lately. She now pours her cereal and milk into her bowl each morning for breakfast and has the opportunity to pour water from her pitcher into her cups whenever she desires. NOTE: The following video plays music, so it may be LOUD. A few months [...]
Before diving into this post, please note that this DIY IKEA Play Kitchen hack is not my idea. I learned about this wonderful idea from Theresa at Montessori in Real Life. Click HERE to learn about the toddler kitchen area she set up for her daughter, Dakota.- I've been meaning to set up a hand-washing [...]
Care for the environment is an important component of the Montessori method, be it in the classroom or at home. To love and appreciate the Earth and it's beauty only gives a child a better understanding of who they are and helps them feel normalized. We have a lovely set of books at home that [...]
You don't want all of your child's toys out, but you also don't want to keep only a few toys out for too long. Why and why? Have you noticed that when you put all of your child's toys out they pick certain toys up, put them down, and then proceed to pick up other [...]
I finally found a way for our family to take advantage of the quality time you usually get at meal times without your toddler wandering around the table and house at the same time. My daughter (finally) sits for our meals and actually enjoys this time with us. And man, did this take me a [...]