Montessori Inspired Activities for Toddlers – Colours

February was the month in which I finally jumped into those plans 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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Intro to Colour Mixing – Science Explorations for Toddlers

That title is a bit of a mouthful. But the word explorations is really important, after all, that's what science really is, exploration and discovery. And why should big people have all the fun! Toddlers, although small in body, are big in curiosity so in my mind toddlers and science are a perfect fit. Whether …

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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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Montessori Spaces – Kitchen Inspiration

I've started to think ahead to when we move. Mostly positive thoughts, some of sheer panic and some thoughts about how we might use the space, particularly how to make it Little Bean friendly. I said in an earlier post it's a bit like having a blank canvas prepared environment-wise, how exciting! The kitchen is probably …

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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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