Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Friday, April 14, 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
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Our Land Transportation contains 14 vehicles and most of these can easily be identified by kids. I made sure that it will go along with the Safari Toob On the Road figures so that the activities can range from picture to control cards, and then objects to control cards. (note that 8 cards are only shown here)
Air Transportation consist of 12 vehicles and again, they go along with Safari Toobs In the Sky. (note that 8 cards are only shown here)
Water Transportation with 12 vehicles. I love how they look! The figures here are from Safari Toob In the Water.
So aside from matching, and identification of the vehicles, we’ll also sort them whether they are air, land or water vehicles. For best result, print the cards in a photo quality paper. I’m using an Epson Presentation/Photo Matte Paper in case you want to know. (I will talk about my printing process soon!)
And speaking of the book, I highly recommend it! It is full of beautiful real images of cars, trains, aeroplanes and just about anything! The kids are crazy about it. See the post-it bookmarks? Mavi is using this book for drawing inspirations too. He loves to draw and he said that the book is very helpful in giving him ideas on how to sketch different types of cars
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.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Valentines Day season is always the time wherein the boys and I would talk about flowers. Not just because it is Valentines Day, but this is basically the time wherein we get to see spring flowers starting to bloom out from their buds. We see them everywhere, in the backyard and front lawn, parks and of course in our neighbours’ houses. My knowledge on flowers is very limited, I only knew of some tropical flowers from my country and Asian countries. Of course, there’s always the rose, tulip and orchids… but no, I haven’t heard of daffodils, crocus and poppies not until I stepped foot in Europe.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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!).
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
These fruits and vegetable cards were taken out of the storage box and has been used ever since. It’s been used for naming and identifying fruits and vegetables and also served as matching cards.
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.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
We are seeing a lot of pumpkins and though we may not be able to visit a pumpkin patch, we brought home a couple of pumpkins for exploration. I would like to share this very beautiful layered puzzle that I purchased in Amazon. It’s the Life Cycle of a Pumpkin, beautifully crafted and illustrated. There’s a guide for each layer on the left side so the child will know what comes next.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
I’d like to share Vito’s top picks of activities for October. These are the trays that he would select more often for “play”. Links to the materials are provided, and feel free to ask questions as well.
Friday, September 30, 2016
I am so excited to share with you the fun preschool math activities I prepared for Vito! He saw me printing these materials and he kept on asking if we can play. Of course we did! We started using a few of these materials and will share his progress in the days to come. For now, allow me to present to you our adorable and cute learning materials for the month of October.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
October is such an exciting time for the boys as Halloween is a big celebration here in Ireland. With this, I am so excited to share with you our Halloween Early Literacy printable pack which we will be using for the entire month of October. I designed this material specifically for Vito and suitable for ages 2.5 to 4years old. Come take a look!