What’s on Our Montessori Shelves – Spring

Spring is, I think, my favourite season. But then again, I say that about every season! Spring is pretty much on it's way out over here, slowly giving way to summer, and it's been great. We have really enjoyed watching the world come to life again, spotting all the new flowers and seeing all the …

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DIY Montessori Inspired Smelling Bottles for Toddlers

The sense of smell is so taken for granted. But where would we be without it to let us know there is something delicious cooking in the oven, wonderful flowers growing in the garden or that we just stepped in something nasty. We would be able to get by, but life would be that little …

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Spider Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers (and On Our Shelves This Week)

Phew! That last weekend there was epic. Little Bean turned two on Sunday (how quickly the time passes!) and to celebrate we had not one, not two, but THREE birthday parties. That may seem like overkill, but let me explain. On account of the diminutive nature of our flat we just don't have the space …

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On Our Shelves this Week

(Disclosure: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links, please see my about page for more information) I'm getting all autumnal. I'm enjoying the change that has happened over the last month, cold freshness when I step out the door, trees turning orange and the shops getting ready for Christmas (yes, I really …

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DIY Montessori Materials – Colour Tablets

Traditional Montessori materials can be expensive, especially some of the sensorial materials. This is partly because they are built to be handled by lots of little people and as such need to be very durable. I have one little person, so our materials don't need to have the endurance of a superhero. I hope to …

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