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Here you’ll discover all things Montessori and Montessori-inspired. We share ideas and inspiration for Montessori-aligned activities, sensory play and toys, books, furniture and weaning information.

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5 Steps to Potty Training your Toddler - Montessori Style

Montessori Potty Training: Larissa’s Ultimate Guide

Let’s be frank, potty training is nobody’s idea of a good time. It’s messy, it’s frustrating, and it can make you feel like you’re failing as a parent. But fear not! The Montessori approach to potty training is here to save the day, and make the whole process a little more fun and a lot less stressful. So grab your potty chair and let’s get started!

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What Are Montessori Toys?

What are Montessori Toys?

As parents, we all want our children to have the best education and development possible. The Montessori method is an educational pedagogy that has been adapted and applied to the home environment in recent years. With its focus on hands-on, child-led learning, the ideas behind the Montessori method translate well to the home environment, and as such may parents are seeking ways to support the use of the philosophy at home.

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DIY Sensory Bag

Our DIY Sensory Bag Adventure: From Tummy time to Toddlerhood

As a parent, I am always on the lookout for fun and engaging activities (that are also affordable!) to help my son learn, grow, and develop essential skills.

I remember the first time I stumbled upon the concept of a sensory bag in our Baby Sensory class – a clear bag filled with liquid, gel, and objects designed to encourage infants to explore cause and effect while honing their motor skills.

My curiosity was piqued, and I couldn’t wait to try making one myself!

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Montessori Christmas Activities for Preschoolers To Kindergarten

20 Easy Christmas Activities for Preschoolers inspired by the Montessori Method – 2023 Edition

I’ve put together 20 ideas to bring Montessori-inspired activities to your Christmas. These ideas are ideal for preschoolers aged 3-5, but you can adapt them to suit a range of ages. These ideas not only integrate Montessori principles but also help your and your child to build lasting memories while sharing important values and traditions with your little one.

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Alphabet puzzles are a great Montessori tool to help children to learn to read and write

Montessori Phonics: Making Reading a Joyful Experience for Your Child

Montessori Phonics is a delightful way to teach our little ones how to read and write. Maria Montessori created this method to help children learn phonics and letter sounds through engaging and interactive activities. The core of the Montessori Phonics system is the belief that our small people learn best when they can explore and experience things hands-on.

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Montessori sandpaper letters example

Montessori Sandpaper Letters: Your Key to Unlocking Early Literacy Skills

Have you come across sandpaper letters in your Montessori journey? Sandpaper letters are a tool that helps children learn the alphabet and phonics in a fun, hands-on way. Picture squares with letters made from high-grit sandpaper in either cursive or print. The rough texture is perfect for little fingers to trace and get to know the shape and sound of each letter.

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Golden Beads available for purchase on Etsy

All about Montessori Golden Beads: a parent’s beginner guide

As parents and educators, we all want our children to succeed in math. However, sometimes the traditional methods of teaching math can be dry and uninspiring. I know I personally found traditional methods really challenging during my education, and I wish methods like the Golden Beads were more mainstream when I was a kid!

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