Montessori Kids at Christmas in Epcot

One of the areas of learning in Montessori education is cultural work. While there are continent boxes and pin maps to work with, what’s really fun as Montessori-at-home-schoolers is hitting the road for a little real life exploration. We are very fortunate as Florida natives to have Walt Disney World in our backyard, so to…

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“Draw and Learn Faces” Preschool Workbook Review

Today we’re reviewing a cute preschool workbook, Draw and Learn Faces. This beginner workbook is perfect for any tiny tot ready to yield a writing tool. At first I thought maybe my four-year-old would be a little too old for this work, but he loved it. Really anything that is his own that the big girls…

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Quick Pumpkin Practical Life

If you’ve been following us on Instagram, you’d know we’ve been all pumpkins all the time. Here’s just a quick, easy-peezy practical life activity my kids went gaga over: pumpkin washing. All we did was set up a little bowl of cotton balls and a tiny dish of soapy water — and of course a…

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The Best Wooden Calendars

We have fallen in love with a couple of gorgeous, wooden calendars. First is the traditional, wooden perpetual calendar that comes from Etsy shop FromJennifer. We have purchased a few items from them so far and have been extremely pleased with the quality! Definitely support this small family business. Not only is this calendar completely…

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Field Tripping Vol 1: the Solar Eclipse in NC

We started the school year off with a field trip to the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina! We visited family, went apple picking, saw the total eclipse of the sun, camped out, visited a hands-on children’s museum, got stuck in really bad traffic, and even exhaled! Quite the exciting weekend! Before we left I…

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Haba Palette of Pegs: Timberdoodle Review

We’re officially back to school this week! I promise more blog posts are coming! Today we’re looking at the very colorful, super-quality, wooden Palette of Pegs from Haba. They are stunning. Don’t you just want to play? My preschooler couldn’t wait. We combined them with a couple other lovely, wooden materials we have too (Grimm’s…

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Tegu: Pros and Cons + How to for the Montessori Homeschool

With my girls off to theatre camp for two weeks, I am checking back in to review Tegu from Timberdoodle. Do you know about Timberdoodle? We’ve been fans of their complete curriculum packages for a couple years now. They have really interesting hands-on materials for the younger set plus great creative work for the older…

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July Montessori Practical Life Shelf Work

Happy almost Independence day from Florida, USA. We’re getting our red, white and blue on with some practical life activities this month.  Come check it out. Up first we have a fun sifting activity: the aim is to sift the sprinkles from the salt. Bead transfer work Pin punching stars and words Coloring the American…

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How to Make a Solar System Mat

Confession time — No. 1: I am no seamstress. I don’t have much experience with a needle and thread. No 2: My husband stepped on a needle in the process of making this mat because someone, whom shall remain nameless, may or may not have left a needle on the floor. In the nameless person’s…

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