May of my blog followers are requesting for these and I’m so happy to finally get to share it with you!! You can now download a copy of our land, water and air sorting mats which Vito and I would use in sorting different animal figures (Safari Toobs and Schleich) whether they thrive in land, water or in the sky.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
In line with our Days of Creation activities, the boys and I talked about how the universe came to be. Mavi used his Usborne Fact Cards once again to review concepts and this made Vito get into the mood of exploring the planets as well.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Vito is 40 months old.
If you read my post on the 12 Months More of Montessori for Earth Science, Vito and I will be working on animal habitats. We tried this before, in its simplest form when Vito was still a toddler and I decided to move forward into a more abstract approach (with a little sensorial) now that Vito is older. In this post, I’m going to share the learning materials the boys are using and the books to go along with our activities.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Vito is 39 months old.
This month, I’m helping Vito explore the Asia continent . We’ve started continent study last year, which was followed by an exploration of the penguins in Antarctica. We occasionally look at Mapsand work on the continent puzzle, and based on my observation, Vito is ready to learn Asia.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Thank goodness January is almost over! I really don’t like January, it’s that time of the year where we get to experience the worst weather condition. Fortunately, we have fair weather this year, it’s actually warm! But, I am so looking forward to spring now, and I can’t wait for all these gloomy days to be over. And speaking of spring, this month, I’ll start adding “spring” activities into our homeschool activities. We will be using traditional Montessori materials for most part and in some, we’ll have themed activities. Hope you like what I prepared for Vito for this month.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Monday, August 1, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
As we continue our Sound and Music Unit, I also introduced the different musical instruments. Of course, it would be best if we have all of these (LOL) or least own one, but since we don’t these beautiful musical figures from Safari Toob will do.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Vito is 32 months old.
The appearance of the honey bees in our front and backyard has led us to look into the lives of these beautiful creatures who are the main source of honey. Vito is terrified of them but not Mavi. We were out the other day catching a few of them, observing how they produce the buzzing sound and freed them up again.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
I am reintroducing some Montessori-inspired activities once again to Vito. We’ve been doing lots of free play for the past few days that I miss giving him “prepared” activities. As he will turn three in the next few months, I’m planning to have a more “structured” schedule and curriculum for him this school year. I’ll share that later on once I figure out how to do that.
Anyway, so in our Insects Unit, I borrowed these cards from my friends at The Wise Owl. They’re Philippine based online shop that provides Montessori cards and Safari Toob figures locally. Their cards are lovely and the images are so beautiful!
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Dear friends, I’m very busy and I don’t have an easy access to products that are sometimes required to create a dough or a slime. So when I discovered this 2-ingredient cloud dough from Happy Hooligans, I was ecstatic! To make a moon sand or cloud dough, you just need a lot of plain flour and baby oil. That’s just it! Check the site for the measurements, the outcome was fantastic!
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Oh my, Goodnight Moon is one of my kids favourite books and I can’t wait to share with you the contents of our storytelling basket! I assembled it over the weekend and both Vito and Mavi are having fun tinkering and exploring the objects.
I read this book everynight. It’s calming, relaxing… makes them ponder of what’s out there in the night, letting them observe their room and the silence of the night. And may I just say, there is so much love in the story. The old lady as I would always say to the boys, is lovingly watching her little kid going to sleep, just like most Mommies do!
Saturday, February 27, 2016
No school for Mavi means brainstorming for future activities. He opened up lately that he wanted to study about animals again, so I took out our cards on The Animal Kingdom and checked what else we missed and haven’t explored yet. He reviewed the cards and sorted out the things that he wanted to learn this year. He picked arthropods, starfish and jellyfish! Yay, something new!
Friday, February 19, 2016
Early this year, when everything in Amazon was on sale, I got this one of a kind Panda and the Bamboo Forest Playset from Playmobil. I’ve been eyeing this for months since last year and I was lucky enough to chance this set on sale! Giant Pandas are one of those animals that are in the endangered list and I think somehow, by having this playset at home I can introduce this beautiful animal to the kids, talk about their characters and habitat.h
PS. We’ve visited a lot of zoo, but we haven’t encountered a Giant Panda. We didn’t chance upon them in Singapore Zoo either.