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Introduction to Montessori Art, Music, and Poetry Plus Planner PDF

My Introduction to Montessori Art, Music, and Poetry Plus Planner PDF is designed for parents who want to incorporate Montessori art, music, and poetry into their home environment with children age birth to nine. This 112-page PDF includes an organizer and a three-month planner, as well as... Keep reading Introduction to Montessori Art, Music, and Poetry Plus Planner PDF here. You might also be interested in our Summer Montessori art, music, and poetry shares in my Facebook group! Join us!

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Montessori at Home Affordable Online Course for Ages 0-24

Montessori at Home Affordable Online Course for Ages 0-24
As I am going to become a grandma this winter, I did some preparation by taking a course by Lisa Nolan about ages 0-24 months.  She has affordable Montessori at home online courses with a wealth of information. For the price of one single toy, you can learn dozens of ideas and how to up-cycle common household items to create a Montessori environment for your child or grandchild. Most of the items can be made at home, saving money and making this wonderful environment affordable and possible. Click here to continue reading this post . . .

Introduce Poetry to Your Children Using the Montessori Method

At the preschool age you can share your love of  language and literature by reading poetry out loud to your child/ren. You will enthuse their interest in poetry if you yourself are enthusiastic and interested in it. As it states in my Montessori training manual: "Assess yourself and your attitude. Remember, the child who is still in the absorbent state of mind [from birth to six] absorbs your attitudes.You are not just giving concrete experiences [by reading poetry], you are giving children exposure and a love for [poetry], which they will study, in depth, later on."

Then, when the child is reading comprehensively (by third grade or age eight) you can introduce the poetry basket. But first, let me review the several levels to reading (quoted from my Montessori training manual).

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The Study of Aesop's Fables for Your Montessori Environment

The Study of Aesop's Fables is a wonderful addition to your Montessori curriculum. And the best part is that you can find them free online and in the library! Here some activities you can do/make:

1. Tell stories/fables at circle time
2. Read fable story books at story time
3. Put on fable puppet shows
4. Make fable characters and puppets. Recommended: Hand Puppets: How to Make and Use Them by Laura Ross; Look What You Can Make With Paper Plates.
5. Draw the fable characters (younger children can use the metal insets or stencils)
6. Write the names of the characters, make labels, flash cards (younger children can copy them)
7. Write a fable or write about a fable (younger children can tell a fable or do a puppet show)
8. Put on a play. Recommended: The Tortoise and the Hare: Fables (Building Fluency Through Reader's Theater); The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse: Fables (Building Fluency Through Reader's Theater); The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs: Fables (Building Flue…

Free DIY Montessori Inspired Textured Letters a guest post by Carolyn of The Wise Owl Factory

This post has a free printable which will help make free DIY Montessori inspired textured letter cards. The PDF printout along with some instructions for making the cards will help create a set of textured alphabet letters.  To make these, first the printable alphabet is required.  This link will open a free PDF (here) and pages desired may be printed.  A D'Nealian alphabet as well as a Century Gothic alphabet is included, with both lower and upper case letters.  Select only the pages needed for your teaching situation.  It would be good to print the letters on cardstock for durability. Keep reading Free DIY Montessori Inspired Textured Letters a guest post by Carolyn of The Wise Owl Factory here.


DIY Bedtime Box With Day and Night Matching and Sorting, a guest post by Carolyn of The Wise Owl Factory

I recently purchased Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness: Mom Stories from the Trenches, Lisa Nolan's mom lit parent humor anthology with forty contributing mom bloggers. Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness is very funny and poignant while describing the experiences of the sleep deprived mothers who contributed the chapters. Any young parents needing some comedic relief about their situations would feel less alone and more understood by reading this book. I've already sent it to a young mom who I know will enjoy the writing. The writers are all very talented and many have written other books and/or blogs. They are introduced at the end of the book with links for future reading and enjoyment.
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Top 10 Toddler Pinterest Boards + Montessori

Pinterest! The place you can go to check out literally everything these days. From healthy family recipes, to fabulous kids activities, to the best vacation spots, pinterest has it. You can probably tell already that I am a HUGE fan. It makes a busy moms life so much easier. Hopefully being able to Follow these totally terrific toddler boards will make your Pinterest experience even better. Let's go see what is Pinteresting today.
Scroll down and click click click to follow. These boards are AWESOME!!! Follow Natural Beach Living's board Toddlers on Pinterest. Follow KBN Activities for Toddlers on Pinterest. Follow Powerful Mothering Toddler and Preschool Board on Pinterest. Follow Toddler Montessori on Pinterest. Follow Racheous infant and toddler Montessori activities on Pinterest. Follow Teachers of Good Things board Toddlers and Preschoolers on Pinterest. Follow Holly from Kids Activities Blog on Pinterest. Follow The Best from Teaching 2 and 3 year olds on Pinterest. Follo…

Montessori and Potty Training Boys

My son E. is 26 months and has been wearing underwear for about a week during the day (cloth diaper at night). For the first day or two, he'd make it to the potty about half the time.... But after those first few days any suggestion of the potty upset him very much. So, I stopped mentioning the potty, thinking he is still learning about his body.... The past few days he has not attempted to go to the potty at all, just has accidents all day. Should I be doing something else? If so, what? Should I try to get him to help clean up? If so, how? Have I missed his window of opportunity?

Oh! The joys of potty training! Boys? Oh boy! Boys (when they potty train or potty learn) act just as you described! They are fickle! What to do? Keep reading this post here on my sister blog!

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Montessori Continent Resources

The study of the continents starts in the 3-6 Montessori classroom. As a homeschool mom, I try my best to mimic those patterns. We are working on compiling all our information for our continent studies and thought I would share with you the amazing resources I found!


I really enjoy finding wonderful information on the internet. What an amazing way to stay connected to resources from around the world! Find a Pen Pal I know this seems a little old school, but kids love getting mail. Connect to one of the amazing parents, teachers, and bloggers from around the world in our Montessori on a Budget Facebook group and ask them to mail you something special from their state or country. You can do the same for their child. We have done this a couple times and it is fascinating. We take time to notice the stamps on the envelops and the details of their mail.  Easy Study MaterialsLittle Passports is a great way to get world learning to your front door! With programs for 3-5 year olds, this is a …
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