Montessori January Activities for Preschoolers

Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year to all!

Vito is 38 months.

Starting 2017 by sharing what’s on our shelves for the month of January!  For this month, we will be working on penguins (preschool style), along with other Montessori traditional work.  I’ve been wanting to introduce penguins since December but we were so busy with all the holiday preparations that I decided to postpone it a little bit and introduce it at the time when “all is calm and all is bright” (more sun in January!).  Feel free to skim through Vito’s activities and you can leave comments if you have queries.
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I post photos in my Instagram everyday for the activities. You can check it or follow me to see how these materials are put into action!

Telling Time Activities

Monday, December 19, 2016

Mavi wanted to practice more of reading the time, especially when it comes to reading and writing “quarter to” and “half past”.  He seems to be confused with the positioning of the small hand.  So with this, I made a few activities for him to work afterschool.  I am sharing these activities as well as the printables were are using (yes it’s free!).

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Montessori Inspired Continent Activities for Preschoolers

Friday, December 16, 2016

Can’t believe that in a few days, it’ll be Christmas time! I wasn’t able to update the blog last week because I was sick.  Our days are now filled with random activities which I’d like to share after the holidays and sometimes just reading our advent books.  School break for Mavi will start this Friday and we’ll be able to finally start our holidays!  

Anyway, in today’s post I’m sharing how I introduced the continents to Vito.  DSC_4534

We Love BrainBox World!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

We are loving this educational board game!  I chanced upon this in a local bookstore, and hesitated to get one though I know Mavi will love it as he enjoys geography activities.  Then one day, while I was looking for Christmas presents in Amazon, some BrainBox sets were on 50% off including this World edition.  I purchased it right away and anticipated for days so Mavi and I can play the game as I was sick and couldn’t do any physical activities.

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FREE Christmas Symbols 3 Part Cards

Monday, December 12, 2016

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I’m introducing Vito to some of the Christmas symbols which he has been seeing all around here using these cards.   If you are interested, here are 8 iconic symbols of Christmas and you can download a free copy using the link below. 

How To Use the Montessori Sandpaper Letters

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Vito is 36 months old.

Our sandpaper letter set has finally arrived (yehey before Christmas!) and it’s been a favourite ever since! If you follow me on Instagram, I recently showed a picture of Vito working with Schleich animals and sandpaper letters.  But that’s just one activity we can do with the letters, the main use for this is for Vito to use it as a tool in writing practise. 
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Advent Books for Christmas Countdown

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Now that the boys are older, I’m starting a new Christmas tradition (other than having  a Christmas tree) that will have a meaningful effect in our little family.  Aside from the festivity and receiving presents, I want the boys to feel the love of the family, drawing us closer to each other, to other people and to God.  I want them to remember that Christmas is all about giving, not receiving things for themselves.

We’ll open and read one advent book each day (but for sure we’ll be reading them all throughout the month!).  It’s similar to the Advent calendar but instead of having toys, we’ll read a really good book about Christmas.  I wrapped the books already, and randomly select a few to display under the tree for Vito open.  (Mavi said Vito can open all of these everyday)

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FREE Vegetable Hunt Activity Sheet

Friday, December 2, 2016

A simple hands-on activity for my 8 years old.  I made this scavenger hunt inspired sheet for Mavi to explore and discover vegetables in the market. I am not familiar to some of these as we have a different set of vegetables in Asia.  So this is a learning experience for both Mavi and I.  We are using this sheet to familiarize ourselves of the vegetables that grows here in the northern hemisphere and the names that they are called (we call it eggplant, but here they call it aubergine).
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8 Christmas Tray Activities for Kids

Thursday, December 1, 2016

We are currently sick (Vito and I), but the good news is Vito is on his way to recovery (antibiotics) while I’m still suffering from cough and flu.  Though I don’t have any fever but I don’t feel like doing anything at all, just wanted to lie down, sleep or just relaxing my mind from anything. For me to be able to rest and recover, I decided to come up with Christmas tray activities for Vito to work independently with minimal supervision. 

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