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Building Confidence With Avocados

Mashing Avocado by Jeanne Marie Paynel from voilamontessori.com Help Your Child Mash, Watch Them Grow! The finished product might be a healthy snack of mashed avocado on toast, or maybe a savory spread for some

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Slicing an Egg to Independence

Slicing An Egg by Jeanne Marie Paynel from voilamontessori.com One of Dr. Montessori’s core principles for natural learning is to give your child as many opportunities for hands-on learning as possible. Concrete experiences such as

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Infant Grasping Toys

Infant Grasping Toys: Grasping Beads by Jeanne Marie Paynel from voilamontessori.com Interlocking Discs by Jeanne Marie Paynel from voilamontessori.com GRASPING AND YOUR BABY’S BRAIN One of the ground-breaking discoveries made by Dr. Montessori was that

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Kitchen Utensils

Kitchen Utensils by Jeanne Marie Paynel from voilamontessori.com THREE CHEERS FOR CHORES! You’ve probably come across one or more articles that extoll the virtues of getting children to help around the house. They make the

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Peeling A Hard Boiled Egg

Peeling A Hard Boiled Egg by Jeanne Marie Paynel from voilamontessori.com FINDING JOY THROUGH CONCENTRATION When parents choose to bring Montessori into their home and their child’s life, the questions they often ask themselves are:

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Pouring Using a Funnel

 Pouring Using a Funnel by Jeanne Marie Paynel from voilamontessori.com STEP BY STEP Montessori’s Practical Life activities provide many benefits to your child: independence, skill development, and coordination are just a few. But arguably

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Three-Period Lesson with Animals

Three-period language lesson with animals by Jeanne Marie Paynel from voilamontessori.com THREE-PERIOD LESSON In an earlier article we discussed the basics of using the Three-Period Lesson to introduce vocabulary. Did you try it with your

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Wooden Egg and Cup

Wooden Egg and Cup by Jeanne Marie Paynel from voilamontessori.com SIMPLE IS BETTER Most commercial toys try to cram a lot of “bang for their buck”. Imagine, with just one toy, your child will be

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Pouring Water Sequence

Pouring Water: Pitcher to Different Glasses by Jeanne Marie Paynel from voilamontessori.com Pouring Water – Pitcher to Pitcher by Jeanne Marie Paynel from voilamontessori.com Pouring Water: Pitcher to Glass by Jeanne Marie Paynel from voilamontessori.com

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