Montessori Monday

My 2-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, loves scissor cutting activities. Like all 2 year olds, she’s working on the fine-motor skills and technique needed for cutting. So I put together some inexpensive and super-simple cutting activities using strings of beads. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).

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I’ve been wanting to do a literature-based  art project with my 2-year-old granddaughter, Zoey. But it requires the use of two very popular Montessori activities, which needed to be introduced. The first practical life activity was eggshell crushing. Today’s activity, pin poking, is also a favorite activity of many children in Montessori

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Montessori By Mom has done it again! The Earth Exploration Toolbox is designed for ages 3-6, but it’s perfect for homeschoolers needing activities for multiple ages (or for parents wanting activities that can grow with a child). I wanted to use the toolbox with my 2-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, and I was able

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Teaching toddlers about seasons is tricky in general. If you live in a warm climate, it’s even trickier – especially when you’re teaching  toddlers about winter. Still, the Montessori 3-period lesson can give your toddler one of the best introductions to the winter season. We’ve been introducing my 2-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, to winter concepts for

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Wow! I can’t believe I’ve been publishing posts at PreK + K Sharing on the 15th of each month since December 15, 2011! How time flies when you’re having fun.  I share free printables for a unit study or seasonal or holiday theme along with Montessori-inspired activities I create using

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I’ve been looking for a simple-to-prepare calendar activity that would work for my 2-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, and continue to work well throughout her preschool years. I finally decided on an activity that should be simple to prepare each month as well as adaptable for a number of ages. Disclosure: This

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I’ve always looked with longing at blog posts with Christmas baskets filled with 24 gift-wrapped Christmas books all ready for a Christmas countdown. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE books and reading aloud and Christmas traditions. We had a nice selection of Christmas books that we read together every Christmas season

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If you’re a Montessori homeschooler, you want to make the best use of your beautiful Montessori materials. If you own Spielgaben as well, you’ll be able to easily prepare some lovely Montessori sensorial extensions that give your preschooler extra learning opportunities. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf

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My 2-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, and I thought we had our tree decorating taken care of with the big tree and our Montessori Christmas tree decorating activity. Then I found a miniature wooden Christmas tree that we both fell in love with. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no

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I have fun researching and shopping for toys for toddlers … especially now that I have a toddler to shop for. Taking care of my 24-month-old granddaughter, Zoey, a few afternoons a week gives me plenty of opportunities to observe her choice in toys. And many of Zoey’s favorites are similar to the Montessori-friendly childhood favorites of

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I’ve been asked to show what’s on the Montessori shelves I have for my 2-year-old granddaughter, Zoey. Like most Montessori homes, mine is always a work in progress. My shelves change according to my granddaughter’s needs and interests, which include a fascinating variety of topics. So the shelves I’m showing you

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Would you like some ideas for preschool fall activities that are easy to prepare, focus on the fall season, and work on a variety of skills? It was simple to prepare some Montessori-inspired fall learning activities using Spielgaben educational toys and free printables. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf

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I had to have a special Halloween decoration for my 23-month-old granddaughter, Zoey. Whenever we walk through our neighborhood, she wants to kiss the Halloween decorations she finds. (Fortunately, we have only non-scary ones in our neighborhood.) I thought of the classic Montessori pumpkin hammering activity (and resulting Halloween

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My 22-month-old granddaughter is obsessed with trains right now. I didn’t have any train activities, so I decided it was time to create some. I was able to quickly prepare some great educational train activities using Spielgaben educational toys and free printables.   This is a sponsored post written

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Sensory bins aren’t a traditional Montessori activity, but they can be great additions to Montessori homeschools and many types of preschools. I focused on adding some Montessori-inspired activities to a fall sensory bin for a variety of learning activities that can be used with multiple ages. Disclosure: This post

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Small dots are great for a number of activities … both for fine-motor skills and a variety of learning activities. Today, I’m sharing some Montessori-inspired addition activities created using free printables and Spielgaben wooden dots. These hands-on addition activities make it easier for preschoolers and kindergarteners to memorize addition facts

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My 21-month-old granddaughter, Zoey, has loved the DIY books I’ve made using the Montessori Print Shop toddler bundle. She’s also loved the work we’ve done with beginning letter sounds and small objects. Today, I’m sharing our latest phonics activities using a DIY alphabet book and letter sounds with objects. Zoey

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