preschooler

I’ve been having fun with a Montessori By Mom toolbox again … this time the Land, Water, Air Toolbox. Montessori land, water, and air activities are important Montessori early geography activities. Following are land, water, air activities that work well at home for multiple ages. Disclosure: I’m a Montessori

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Scissor cutting skills are important and challenging practical life skills for preschoolers. Today, I want to share some helpful ideas for creating Montessori-inspired scissor cutting activities. First, I want to share some helpful posts about developing scissor cutting skills. The posts aren’t intended as Montessori-inspired ideas, but they have

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Cutting is an important, yet difficult, skill for preschoolers. It’s helpful to have a Montessori-inspired paper cutting activity available to encourage your preschooler’s mastery of cutting. Here are some helpful Montessori-inspired resources from around the blogosphere: Cutting with Scissors Information: Andrea Coventry has helpful information in a post on

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Spring is a great time to focus on farm animals and activities. The Montessori grammar farm is a fun, hands-on way to use a farm theme to introduce grammar to preschoolers. The photo from Counting Coconuts shows a lovely example of a grammar farm. Counting Coconuts gives ideas and

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Presidents’ Day is a perfect time to put together a few simple activities teaching about money and presidents for your preschooler. Activities involving money and presidents are great throughout Presidents’ Day week or anytime you want to study money and/or presidents.  The photo is a Montessori-inspired science experiment using pennies,

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If you’re interested in Montessori information for homeschooling your preschooler or would like ideas for using Montessori principles in another preschool setting, the Montessori 3-6 Homeschool Facebook page has something for you. For everyone, there’s a Montessori Homeschooling Tip of the Day, which has helpful links included. There’s also a

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Meals are a natural part of many holiday gatherings, and it’s important to prepare your child for those meals. By using Montessori techniques, you can help your child have appropriate table manners for any situation. This will be a very condensed version of how to teach table manners. Even

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The best time to teach your preschooler to say thank you for presents received over the holidays is beforehand. In Montessori education, grace and courtesy is an important part of the practical life lessons. And the aim is to give children demonstrations and practice with proper etiquette before an

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A number of autumn activities are only appropriate before or on Halloween. Montessori teacher Andrea Coventry has ideas for two Montessori practical life activities using Indian corn that are fun and effective throughout the fall season. Scrubbing Indian Corn Practical life activities provide benefits far beyond the eye-hand coordination your preschooler

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Should you introduce letters to your preschooler in their order in the alphabet? Surprisingly, no. There are actually better ways to introduce the letters of the alphabet. In Montessori education, letters are introduced by phonetic sounds rather than letter names. And they’re not introduced in their order within the alphabet.

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