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 … Continue reading Caring for the Environment: The Watering Can
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 … Continue reading Five Tips for Toy Rotation
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 … Continue reading 3 Investments to Make Toddler Meal Time a Success
Sometimes the best activities are the ones that are done using household items. This week, we honed in one Mariam's fine motor skills with a simple and inexpensive activity. This activity is also great for encouraging focus and hand-eye coordination. The only two materials that you need for this activity are kabob sticks and an … Continue reading Kabob Stick Fine Motor Activity (15 months)
I get super skeptical when I purchase toys, even the ones that are educational. Why? Mariam is forever growing, and I never know what she'll play with or what she'll put down. I am totally okay with spending money on my child, and I know every dollar spent on learning is worth it. To be … Continue reading DIY Montessori-Inspired Coin Box Activity
"We can learn instead to give children the aid they need and then allow them to work for perfection on their own timetable."*We are finally doing it. We are going to transition Mariam from being put in her highchair to allowing her the opportunity to sit at her own table and enjoy her meals without … Continue reading Mariam’s Meal and Work Table
These are 3 activities I tried with my 12 month old and how each activity went.