preschoolers

This post is about a variation of a traditional Montessori phonics activity. It uses Montessori sandpaper letters but is more about small objects, vocabulary, and hearing the beginning sound of each object. Because it isn’t actually about the sandpaper letters, it’s appropriate to introduce to toddlers as well as to

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My 18-month-old granddaughter and I created a Mother’s Day gift for my daughter-in-law yesterday afternoon. (Shhh, don’t tell!) This thumbprint keepsake keychain is easy to make and a perfect gift for mothers, grandmothers, and teachers. Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links (at no cost to you) I was inspired by the

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I’ve been having fun creating color activities for my 18-month-old granddaughter because of her interest in matching colors.   I started with a simple activity of placing Zoey’s beloved yarn balls in matching DIY colored gift bags. (See “Montessori Monday – Montessori-Inspired Color Activities for Toddlers {Free Printables}”).  She fell

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Flower arranging was always a popular activity in my Montessori classroom, so I love to include it as an activity at home as well. Today’s activity includes the popular practical life activity of flower arranging along with botany activities for plant identification. There are even some sensorial aspects to the

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It’s my 5th blogiversary today! To celebrate, I have a fun post that includes a Montessori practical life cloth washing activity, a feature on the author Laura Ingalls Wilder, a collaborative Booking Across the USA tour, the Montessori Monday linky, and a $50 gift certificate giveaway sponsored by Montessori Services!!!

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In Montessori education, practical life activities are the most important activities for toddlers and young preschoolers. Activities for care of the environment are both fun and great for developing order, concentration, coordination, and independence. Today, I want to share some ideas and a YouTube video with Montessori cleaning activities that work well

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Parents often wonder how to teach letters and phonics to their children. It’s easy for you to teach letter sounds at home. You just need to know a few simple techniques based on Montessori principles. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you). Letter Sound Games

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Practical life activities are some of the most important Montessori activities. They help children develop order, concentration, coordination, and independence … skills which help in all learning. I’m excited today to share some wonderful practical life activities from Montessori by Mom. They use materials from the Montessori By Mom

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7th Annual Homeschool Blog Awards It’s time for the 7th Annual Homeschool Blog Awards at The Homeschool Post! I’m truly honored that Living Montessori Now was nominated for Best Homeschooling Methods Blog! I promote Montessori and unit studies for homeschooling methods and love to see them given extra attention!

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Preschoolers often enjoy building activities that help with eye-hand coordination along with the concepts right, left, and “right is tight, left is loose.” An activity can be as simple as having a few different sizes of nuts and bolts in a basket for children to put together. (Note: This

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Whether you use Montessori education or a more traditional form of teaching or homeschooling, free printables are invaluable for saving time and creating attractive, professional-looking activities. Creating Montessori-Inspired Activity Trays I already have a post with free Montessori materials online with links to many fantastic Montessori printables. Montessori printables

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If you have a Montessori homeschool classroom or are planning to start one in the fall, you’ve probably been focusing on finding and/or making Montessori materials. A Montessori sensorial material you can make easily and inexpensively for preschoolers at home (or school if you’re a preschool teacher) is a

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