Showing posts with label free. Show all posts
Showing posts with label free. Show all posts

Montessori Inspired Life Cycle of Insects

Monday, May 29, 2017

Vito and I have been talking about insects in the past few days.  I mentioned in my previous post, the current interest on insects was brought about by their sudden appearance.  So far he has encountered quite a few already like garden ants, flies, wasps and bees, and bugs. It’s a shame we haven’t seen grasshoppers and dragonflies here, I used to catch and collect them as a child (back in Asia). Anyway, since our last activity on Farm Families, Vito still loves to learn about mommies, daddies and babies, thus I introduced the life cycle of insects early on in our activities.  Unlike my past activities with Mavi, this one is very simple and straight forward.
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Seen here are the life cycles of:  butterfly, bee, ant and ladybird.

FREE Number Symbols for Counting and Number Recognition

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Vito is in a sensitive period of numbers and counting. With this, I made him these number symbol cards inspired by my previous activities with Mavi.  Obviously, I couldn’t find our old printables, so I made a new set and I decided to share it with you as FREE DOWNLOAD!
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FREE Land Water and Air Sorting Mats

Friday, April 14, 2017

Many of my blog followers are requesting for these sorting mats and I’m so happy to finally get to share them 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.  See how we used the sorting mats in this post, Introducing Toddlers to Animals in Land, Water and Air
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Montessori Inspired Trays for St. Patrick’s Day (FREE Printables)

Monday, February 20, 2017

Are you observing St. Patrick’s Day? We do! It’s usually one of the most colorful time in Ireland, where everyone is just so happy and festive.  Anyway, with all the green and rainbow decors around, I’m preparing Montessori working trays for Vito as we approach the celebration of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.  Mavi will be doing a lot of work for St. Patrick’s in his school so I spared him from this.  My aim here is to introduce Vito to the symbols of the celebration and he’ll be exploring these in our activities.

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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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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. 

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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FREE Fruits and Vegetables Ten Frames

Sunday, November 20, 2016

We’re going to have Fruits and Vegetables Unit in the coming days and I made these beautiful ten frame cards/sheets that I’d like to share to all my beloved readers!  I used images of fruits and vegetables that Vito can identify so he’ll be more inspired to count.

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FREE Beginning Sound BINGO Sheets

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Available now for download!  You can enjoy these sheets as much as we do.

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Rocks and Minerals Learning Activities for Kids (with Free Cards)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The summer break gave us an opportunity to explore sciences that Mavi loved to learn but couldn’t because of school.  After our trip to the Wicklow Mountains last month, he’s been asking  if we could learn about rocks and minerals.  He plays Minecraft so he wanted to understand the building blocks he’s using.  I started making the materials last month and it was just a few weeks ago that I finished the entire set and we were able to use it together with our rock collections!

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FREE Printables for Alphabet Learning Sheets

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Hi everyone! I’m often asked in my Instagram account on where I get our printed learning materials for learning letters (letter recognition and pre-writing) so I’m going to share with you the links of my sources here as it’s difficult to do that in IG.

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FREE Musical Hand Bell Cards

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Sharing our beautiful musical hand bell cards for everyone to use!

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Collection of Transportation Activities for Toddlers

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Vito is 30 months old.

We’ve just concluded our week long transportation-themed activities and I would like to share with you the activities and materials Vito loved and enjoyed using!  Hope you find these helpful!Shelves

FREE Types of Clouds 3 Part Cards

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Everyone, I’m sharing our types of cloud cards for free! Download your copy and hope you find this helpful when learning about the weather and clouds.  The book we are using is called Clouds Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1 (AmazonUS) (Book Depository) and it is a very good book!   More of it here.

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Learning the Different Types of Clouds

Sunday, May 29, 2016

I recently purchased a few science books for the boys which I bought from Book Depository.  Mavi loves science and I am so happy that the books are child-friendly and can be read independently by older kids.  I love investing in books because my boys love to read and it can be used over and over all through the years. Great heirlooms for family too!

Anyway, the first book he read was the Clouds Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1 (AmazonUS) (Book Depository). This is by far the best book I’ve encountered that illustrated the different types of clouds in a simple way, and the explanations are so basic and easy to grasp for kids. So after reading the book, we sat down the next day and worked on some hands-on activities for retention.

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FREE A to Z Vehicle Cards

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

We are enjoying our week-long Transportation Unit!  Vito loves cars and airplanes and this unit has got him into the groove of playing and learning!  And because I wanted to incorporate letter activities into our units, I made this A to Z Vehicle cards that presents the modes of transportation that begins with letters A to Z. 
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FREE Safari Toob Backyard Birds Matching Cards

Monday, April 11, 2016

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These cards were used in our bird matching activity as shown in the picture.  Enjoy!

FREE Alphabet Cards

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

I’ve been searching high and low for alphabet cards doesn’t have cliparts or pictures in them but I can’t find one.  So I made one for Vito as he usually gets distracted with images.  The sole purpose of these cards is for him to familiarize with LOWERCASE letters. He knows their sounds, all of the 26 letters but can’t recognize some of the lowercase, thus these cards are born!
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