Doll washing was one of my daughter’s favorite activities when she was little. Not only is doll washing a popular activity with preschoolers, but it’s a practical life activity you can set up either indoors or outdoors. Washing Baby Dolls from Pink and Green Mama shows a great way
I created the above Montessori-inspired Easter egg sound set using the principles of the traditional Montessori sound boxes, which have six sound cylinders with red tops and six sound cylinders with blue tops. The eggs won’t be as colorful as a multi-colored set of Easter eggs but will isolate the
It’s time for some fun calendar observances for educators and families … Dr. Seuss’s birthday is March 2 and Montessori Education Week is often the same week! Many families and educators are also celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday all week. If you’re a strict Montessorian, you might not like all
Color sorting using nature. (Photo from Maybe Montessori) The color walk is a wonderful outdoor activity for preschoolers. More than one blog has focused on this activity. The photo from Maybe Montessori emphasizes the use of an egg carton. Maybe Montessori recommends using paints to color each section of the egg carton. I also saw
As preschoolers, my children loved to help me cook and bake. Some of their favorite recipes, though, were the easiest, allowing them to demonstrate independence and self-discipline. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you. I made the following items available at home: A few low shelves
Last week, I featured woodworking using Montessori principles from North American Montessori Center (NAMC). I couldn’t resist featuring another great summer activity from NAMC. This activity is especially good for younger preschoolers. Observing Nature Close Up teaches young children ages 2-3 how to look through a magnifying glass to observe nature.
Teach Me to Do It Myself: Montessori Activities for You and Your Child By Maja Pitamic 176 pp. Barron’s Last week I said that if I could recommend one educational book for parents of children ages 5 and under, it would be How to Raise an Amazing Child the
How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way By Tim Seldin 192 pp. DK Publishing If I could recommend one educational book to parents of children ages 5 and under, what would it be? After thinking about all the wonderful books I’ve read, one book stands out as the