Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
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.
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017
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.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
I love Montessori math materials. They are so engaging and well thought of that the child can easily absorb concepts and retain what is learned. Take for example this Number Rods which I recently introduced to Vito. We are mostly using counters in our math activities, it’s more abstract and quantitative. With Number Rods, counting here is more linear and sequential. My goal was for Vito to learn:
- how to sequence ‘one’ to ‘ten’ (they form a staircase)
- to understand the value of each number
Monday, February 13, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 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.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017
The boys are crazy over this Laser Maze Logic Game. I came across this logic STEM toy while I was scouting for learning materials for Mavi’s “optics” activity. Mavi loves solving the problems in the task cards and Vito on the other hand is fascinated by the effect of the laser light on the target.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Friday, January 6, 2017
I’m gathering a few learning materials on penguins for our Penguin Unit and I came across some interesting materials. We own some of these already and I already added the rest on my wishlist. So I’m sharing this here just in case you are looking for ideas as well.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
I kept so many spices in our kitchen that I decided to make smelling bottles for the boys. I can’t believe that it is so easy to make! Read through the blog and learn where you can purchase the Montessori smelling bottles and materials for the DIY.
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!).
Monday, December 12, 2016
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.