## Wednesday, December 29, 2021

### Chinese New Year Preschool Unit Update

Good news!  Our Chinese New Year Preschool Mini Unit has been updated and you can now re-download a new copy to access all of the new activities!  In this post, I will be showing you some of the recently added activities so you at no extra cost. Enjoy!

## Monday, December 27, 2021

### Learning Multiplication with Montessori Beads and Printables (2,5,10)

I love Montessori Decanomial beads.  To me they are the most versatile set of Montessori math materials.  We use the BEADS A LOT, and in so many ways! In this post, let me show you how we use the Decanomial Beads to understand basic multiplication and learning multiplication facts.

## Wednesday, December 22, 2021

### Arts Crafts Tray for Toddlers from 16 months and older

Happy New Year everyone!! I just want to share with you Max's arts and craft trays and I introduced some of these around 16 months.  These trays have helped me through the busy holidays with Max.  These are all so easy to prepare and keep the little one engaged!

## Sunday, December 12, 2021

### Arctic and Antarctic Preschool Center

I'm so happy to share with you our Arctic and Antarctic Unit.  This pack has been recently updated and I will show how we use these learning pack at home.

## Saturday, December 11, 2021

### Winter and Christmas Addition and Subtraction Facts Sorting Activity

I have been upgrade TONS of products in our shop to provide you the best, high quality and engaging activities.  One of the series that I love working on right now is the ADDITION & SUBTRACTION Math Activity, for kids and students mastering their fact fluency on addition and subtraction.

PREVIOUS VERSION:  Sorting addition equations (fact fluency 1-12)

NEW VERSION:  Contains 186 equation cards, sorting addition and subtraction equations (fact fluency 0-12)

## Tuesday, December 7, 2021

### Christmas Pattern Blocks Spin and Build

Here’s an activity that your kids will absolute enjoy playing!  Christmas Pattern Blocks Spin and Build, where you integrate math (shapes) to Christmas symbols and icons.  This a shape pattern blocks activity with a twist!  Using the mats, you spin the spinner for the shapes that you will be using to form the puzzle.

## Friday, December 3, 2021

Hello everyone!! As you all know, I've been upgrading my mini and mega bundles. This means I'm adding more hands-on printable activities for you and the little ones without extra cost. Just redownload your copy to access the additional activities.  Below you will find some of the activities I added to my Christmas Mega BUNDLE.

## Sunday, November 28, 2021

### Kindergarten Math Centers and Morning Tubs - December

This DECEMBER CHRISTMAS MATH CENTERS learning pack is a compilation of 15 hands-on math activities for kindergartens. The scope for this packet are:

• Numbers from 1-10
• Numbers from 11-20
• Numbers from 1-100
• Place Value (11-20)
• Subtraction 1-10
• Comparing Numbers (less than, greater than or equal)
• Measuring
The themes included in this pack are: all Christmas!

## Saturday, November 20, 2021

### Christmas Around the World

Do you love to travel during the Christmas holidays? We do! We have celebrated Christmas in 5 countries for the past 13 years, allowing our family to experience how these countries celebrate this special holiday. Kids, in general, love new experiences and enjoy learning how some people celebrate Christmas, their traditions, practices and the foods they prepare on Christmas Day. To make this learning fun, I decided to nake this pack for kids and their families to learn how the following countries observe and celebrate Christmas.

## Saturday, November 13, 2021

### Letter of the Week Curriculum (Letter B)

An ALL-IN-ONE Alphabet Curriculum contains 30+ hands-on learning activities for each letter of the alphabet, with over 2500+ pages! Everything that you need in learning the Alphabet is here in just one download! This learning material is perfect for toddlers and will grow with the child until they begin to read CVC words!!

Now let's take a look at some of the activities included in this MEGA PACK.

## Sunday, November 7, 2021

### Thanksgiving Math and Literacy Update

Good news!! I updated our THANKSGIVING MATH AND LITERACY PRESCHOOL CENTERS by adding more printable activities to the set with no extra cost!! Yes, you heard that right! If you purchased this set before, you will have access to these activities for FREE.  Continue reading to see some of the activities that were added to the set.  Enjoy!

## Monday, November 1, 2021

### Best Toys for Toddler 1-3 Years Old

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I finally finished the list of our top favourite toys.  Hope you will find this helpful if you're looking for some valuable insights on what toys and learning materials to get your little ones.  We own most of the materials on the list here, so these are tried and tested, are frequently used by Max.

## Saturday, October 23, 2021

### Montessori Friendly Puzzlea - Doron Layeled

Have you heard of Doron Layeled puzzles?  It is the only puzzle I came across that uses real pictures of animals and objects that are familiar to toddlers, and the size of the pegs/handles are just perfect for little hands!  Now let me show you why this is our absolute favourite at home.

## Tuesday, October 19, 2021

### Pumpkin Preschool Math and Literacy Centers

How about having fun while learning pumpkins and squash?  Our Pumkins and Squash Preschool Center is finally available in the shop!  Your kids will absolutely enjoy all the hands-on activities ranging from math, to phonics  to fine motor skills practice!

## Sunday, October 17, 2021

### Kindergarten Math Centers and Morning Tubs - November

This NOVEMBER AUTUMN/FALL KINDER MATH CENTERS learning pack is a compilation of 15 hands-on math activities for kindergartens. The scope for this packet are:
• Numbers from 1-10
• Numbers from 11-20
• Numbers from 1-100
• Place Value (11-20)
• Subtraction 1-10
• Comparing Numbers (less than, greater than or equal)
The themes included in this pack are: pumpkins, acorns, apples, autumn leaves, and all Thanksgiving.

## Saturday, October 16, 2021

### Favourite Montessori Toys on Etsy

1.  Sharing our favourite Montessori-friend toys from Etsy!

## Saturday, October 9, 2021

### Halloween Preschool Math and Literacy Update

Hello everyone!! I recently updated our Halloween Math and Literacy Mega Bundle and added more fun and engaging activities for preschoolers. Below are some of the additional activities added into the MEGA BUNDLE (which has currently 30+ activities)

## Friday, October 1, 2021

### Montessori Woks at 15 Months

Here are Max's favourite activities around 15 months.  Since this was around August and September, we were mostly spending our days outdoors so he only worked on a few materials that has been on the shelf for months

## Thursday, September 30, 2021

### Fire Safety Themed Preschool Math and Literacy Pack

Fire Safety-themed learning printable pack is filled with rich and engaging math and literacy activities for preschoolers, pre-k, and kindergartens. This learning material will introduce children to fire safety awareness, vocabulary words, practice phonics, counting activities, and fine motor skills.

## Thursday, September 23, 2021

### Kindergarten Math Centers for October - Morning Tubs

And here it is! The long wait is over, I finally published our OCTOBER Kindergarten Math pack, perfect for morning tubs, and math centers for the month of October.

This OCTOBER AUTUMN/FALL - HALLOWEEN KINDER MATH CENTERS learning pack compilation of 15 hands-on math activities for kindergartens. The scope for this packet are:

• Numbers from 1-10
• Numbers from 11-20
• Numbers from 1-100
• Place Value (11-20)
• Subtraction 1-10
• Comparing Numbers (less than, greater than or equal)

The themes included in this pack are: anything autumn/fall, pumpkins, autumn leaves and Halloween.

## Saturday, September 11, 2021

### Autumn Life Cycle Studies

How exciting it is to welcome a new season!  As we bid goodbye to summer and celebrate the arrival of the colorful season, what have you been preparing in your school and home school so far?  Around this time of the year, I love preparing activities of life cycles of autumn animals and seasonal plants.  It's my way of integrating science into the season and, at the same time be aware of the cycles of life that begin in autumn.

Here are some of the materials we have and use at home. Come take a look at these materials in action!

## Tuesday, August 31, 2021

### Apple Themed Preschool Math and Literacy Center

We are finally publishing our apples themed math and literacy centers for all Apple-themed enthusiasts!  This beautiful pack contains more than 15 hands-on activities, in learning different types of apples, practising phonics, fine motor skills and lots of counting activities.

## Saturday, August 28, 2021

### FREE Types of Apples 3 Part Cards

Autumn/Fall is just around the corner, and you know what that means... it's apple season too!  So I have here FREE types of apples 3 part cards (members only) for you to explore with your little ones.  This is a perfect companion when exploring apples in your grocery shops!  Which one is your favourite?

## Saturday, August 21, 2021

### DIY Posting Activities for Babies and Toddlers

Max was obsessed with these tubs at 13 months, the reason why I didn't provide him with so many toys and materials around this age.

## Thursday, August 19, 2021

### Weather Preschool and Kindergarten Mini Unit

Autumn season is fast approaching and here we are again experiencing some changes in the weather pattern. Weather is always changing and this alone fascinates young learners!  If you are looking for fun and engaging WEATHER THEMED activities for your class or kids at home, then our mini-unit is definitely for you!  Read along and check our preview for some cute and adorable activities that your kids may love.

## Saturday, August 14, 2021

### Montessori Inspired Color Printable Materials

If you are in the stage of learning colors with your little ones, I highly recommend that you take a look at our latest color printable materials.  These are absolutely gorgeous and made with real photos!  currently contains 6 hands-on activities, which I guarantee that your kids will love.  Come take a look at the preview of these printables.

## Wednesday, July 28, 2021

### Pirates Preschool Math and Literacy Mini Unit

I am so excited to share with your our fun and engaging Pirates Mini Unit!! This learning pack is perfect for preschoolers and kindergarten kids and is suitable for school and homeschool settings.  There are 20 activities included in this pack, aiming to hone the child's vocabulary, phonics, number and letter recognition, counting activities and fine motor skills.

## Sunday, July 18, 2021

### USA State Symbols Sorting Activities

Exciting new materials are now uploaded in the shops!!! I am so excited to share with you this resource material which was one of the most requested by my followers!  The USA State Symbols sorting activity promotes hands-on activity in learning the different state symbols in the United States of America.

## Friday, July 2, 2021

### Continent Information Puzzle Packs

I've got new geography printables for you! This is a hands-on activity on maps and basic facts about the countries on each continent. You kids will have fun in learning and memorizing country locations, country flags, the capital cities and famous landmarks! (Purely memorizing is definitely boring!)

## Sunday, June 13, 2021

### Montessori at 13 Months

I'd like to share with you the materials that Max is using at 12-13 months.  I rotated the materials twice for the period, so you might notice that there are more materials now compared to the previous months.

## Saturday, June 12, 2021

### Famous Artists and their Artworks Bundle Set1

If you are learning about famous painters, art history and doing art appreciation in school, then this learning pack is definitely for you!  I finally published our first set of FAMOUS ARTISTS and their ARTWORKS in 3 part cards and picture book formats (to be assembled).

This Montessori-inspired Famous Artists Pack is perfect for learning about the works of arts of some of the world's greatest artists. It contains 12 famous painters from Renaissance to Modern Times. These materials are perfect for your Art History subject and Artist Studies (Montessori).

## Wednesday, June 9, 2021

### Mastering Addition with Color by Code Seasonal Themes

Are you looking for fun ways to help your child practice and master math? I've got that covered! Our colour by code bundle set is a fun tool in mastering solving addition equations!  This is perfect for kindergartens and early grade schoolers/elementary.  You can use this in homeschool or classroom activities, morning work or teachers can even send this as homework.

## Monday, June 7, 2021

### Art History: Renaissance Art | Leonardo da Vinci

Sharing with you our Leonardo da Vinco art projects.  Took us a while to finish this unit as we have tons of Leonardo works to explore.  Below, Vito offered to paint my portrait the Mona Lisa style.

## Saturday, June 5, 2021

### Directed Drawing Activity Pack - Seasons

Heard of directed drawings?  These are instructional materials that provide step-by-step instruction (through illustrations) on how to draw an object.  I started making these last year in my shop because Vito enjoys this activity.  He was frustrated that he doesn't know how to draw, so I made him a few of these, and he loved it! He gained confidence in drawing, and with practice, he can now draw some objects on his own.    Anyway, I'd like to introduce our Seasons Themed Directed Drawing Pack.  Below you will find previews and ideas on how we use these at home (and, of course, can be used in schools too!).

## Saturday, May 29, 2021

### Art History - Medieval Art

For Medieval Art, we made illuminated manuscript.  This art project was inspired by the Book of Kells (Ireland), a famous artefact on display in Dublin. Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin created around 800AD.

## Saturday, May 22, 2021

### Beautiful Children's Biography Books

I lately discovered a beautiful biography picture book series that captured the interest of my 7 years old.  This is by far our favourite, the GENIUS series by Isabel Munoz. I am not a big fan of the Little People (too short and less info for my kids’ taste) so I continued looking for kid-friendly bio books and I came across this series.

## Monday, May 17, 2021

### Art History - Ancient Art

Cave paintings are the focus of our Ancient Art studies.  We begin by reading books (see the list below), looking up some real cave paintings images worldwide, and working on a simple wall art project.

## Monday, May 10, 2021

### Montessori Friendly Toys for 11 Months Old

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Sharing Max's learning activities and toys at 11 months.  As usual, it's a hit or miss, so I will be indicating which material is a hit for Max and the materials which are totally ignored.

## Monday, May 3, 2021

### Making Noise - Baby's First Music Activity

Around 4 to 6 months, when the baby can manipulate objects, it's a perfect time to give her all kinds of noise-making materials, including rattles, shakers and music boxes. As your child gets older, you can provide baby drums, a xylophone or even a lightweight metal cooking pot and spoon will do!  Encourage your little ones to experiment with sounds by banging two objects together.  These sounds may get in your nerves, but these early musical experiences teach the baby the laws of cause and effect and, at the same time, learning about rhythm.

If you are looking for some safe baby music in toys, here are some of our favourites!

## Sunday, May 2, 2021

### Making Noise - Baby's First Music Activity

Around 4 to 6 months, when the baby can manipulate objects, it's a perfect time to give her all kinds of noise-making materials, including rattles, shakers and music boxes. As your child gets older, you can provide baby drums, a xylophone or even a lightweight metal cooking pot and spoon will do!  Encourage your little ones to experiment with sounds by banging two objects together.  These sounds may get in your nerves, but these early musical experiences teach the baby the laws of cause and effect and, at the same time, learning about rhythm.

If you are looking for some safe baby music in toys, here are some of our favourites!

## Friday, April 23, 2021

### Montessori Object Permanence Box

The object permanence box is a Montessori infant material that helps the child discover object permanence. In layman's term, the ball that disappears from view (hole) continues to exist but appears in a different place (tray). This is generally introduced around 7-12 months old babies

## Thursday, April 22, 2021

### Montessori Friendly Toys for 10 Months Old

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I'm delighted to share with your Max's Montessori-friendly toys at 10 months old.  I rotated some of these after two weeks because his interest on some of my picks didn't last that long.

## Sunday, April 18, 2021

### Seasonal Fine Motor Skills and Stem Challenges

I am so happy that I received so much good feedback from our Spring Fine Motor Skills Bundle!  Lots and lots of teachers and parents love the activities included in this bundle.  I made sure that the activities included in this pack are engaging and fun for kids of all ages.

## Wednesday, April 14, 2021

### Fiesta and Cinco de Mayo Preschool Math and Literacy Mini Unit

Many of you have been requesting this mini-unit and finally got a little time to make this pack for you! Introducing our Mini Unit for Cinco de Mayo or Fiesta Theme.  With over 10 hands-on activities, kids will be introduced to some basic concept of Fiesta (a celebration we also observed in the Philippines) and/or Cinco de Mayo.

## Sunday, March 28, 2021

### Montessori Friendly Toys for 9 Months Old

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Max is turning 10 months old in the next few days, and I'm sharing the developmental toys he loves at 9 months.

## Monday, March 22, 2021

### Easter Story Sequencing - Observance of Holy Week

What does the Easter times mean to you? Growing up, our Holy Week and Easter is focused more on the religious side... reflecting on the life and story of Jesus. If you grow up in the Philippines like me, we don't do Easter bunnies and Easter baskets (this is too much for such a poor country, I guess).  But we do have Easter egg hunts. I remember we often do this right after the Easter mass in the church's backyard.  Our version of Easter eggs are not made of chocolates but decorated boiled eggs.

Anyway, I want to expose my kids to the religious tradition and practices that we observed back in my country home.  We've done lots of religious works for the past years. You can read about it here and here.  This year, I wanted to focus on Jesus, the many miracles he made and how he has touched the people's lives.  In this post, though, I'm highlighting how we worked on the last days of Jesus that led to his death.

## Monday, March 15, 2021

### Gardening Preschool Mini Unit

Nothing is more exciting than having a GARDENING UNIT included in your home school or classroom activities this spring season! These extension activities are engaging and fun and are perfectly curated to go along with your real gardening experience.

## Wednesday, March 3, 2021

### Rainbow Pikler Triangle

Just in time for Max’s 9 month birthday, our Sawdust & Rainbow Wee’Un Triangle arrived. It is gorgeous!!  I finally got one for Max as he has been attempting to stand, but we don’t have a pull-up bar at home.

## Sunday, February 21, 2021

### Learning Subtraction with Montessori Stamp Game

Hello everyone! It’s been a while. We’re caught up with school work (homeschool) and baby, so pardon my sabbatical in blogger and newsletter.  Anyway, we were working tremendously on our math operations in the past few days. I decided to finally make a tutorial on how to work on static and dynamic subtraction using the Montessori Stamp Game.

## Monday, January 25, 2021

### Ultimate Collection of Montessori Discovery Baskets for Babies

We are starting to use discovery baskets and I am so excited to share with our collection.  Since I'm homeschooling these days due to the lockdown, these baskets have been really helpful in entertaining Max while I homeschool Vito.  But aside, for this reason, having discovery baskets has so many benefits for the child.  Below, I'm sharing some of the baskets I put-up for Max, and why we love discovery baskets!