What’s on Our Montessori Shelves – Minibeasts

July was devoted to minibeasts! It was a no-brainer really, there are so many bugs around at the minute with it being so warm and damp and, of course, Little Bean has been fascinated with them. So I put together a few appropriate trays for the work shelves, here's a little look at them. Little …

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What’s on Our Montessori Shelves – Flowers

May was a horrendous month. The first half was super busy and the second half was full of sickness. In fact, some of us in the family are still harbouring bugs. As such, not much happened with the shelves, which is a shame because I had some ideas in the pipeline which I think Little …

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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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Weather Stones – Science Explorations for Toddlers

I don't know about where you are but here in Scotland during spring the weather is always changing. One minute it can be beautiful sunshine and the next it could be raining, or snowing! It makes preparing for the day a bit of a challenge, but it does provide a wonderful opportunity for looking at …

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Montessori Inspired Activities for Toddlers – Farm

You know how there are some things in life you just can't wait to introduce your kids to? Maybe it's fishing, or football, or some great place you have been. Well, I get super excited by all things farm. I've always wanted to be a farmer, probably because I only see all the fun bits …

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Montessori Inspired Activities for Toddlers – Colours

February was the month in which I finally jumped into thoseΒ plansΒ I had been talking about and it has been an unquestionable success. Little Bean has enjoyed all the colourful works and I have enjoyed feeling a little bit more organised. Being organised has always been a bit of a battle for me, definitely not something …

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Baking Theme Fine Motor Play

All the toddlers I know love baking, Little Bean included. As well as having a totally scrumptious end product baking provides so many opportunities for learning. Unfortunately I don't love baking *sigh* but in that self sacrificial way of mothers everywhere I got over myself and decided a bit of baking was overdue! So we …

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