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Simple Montessori Activities: opening closing boxes 2

Nesting Boxes Enhance Your Child’s Visual Discrimination

Whether you’re out traveling with your young ones or looking for a way they can pass the time at a restaurant, look no further than this portable toy I often recommend to clients of my parenting coaching practice: the incredible nesting boxes. Your young child will have fun solving the mystery of the contents in […]

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Simple Montessori Activities: opening closing bottles

Opening and Closing Bottles Boosts Your Child’s Writing Skills

 If you’re a follower of my work, you’ll know that one of my favorite Maria Montessori quotes, which I regularly like to share with clients of my coaching practice, is that she famously described the hands as “the tools of intelligence.” It should come as no surprise then, that activities as simple as opening […]

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Simple Montessori Activities: pouring grain

Foster Your Child’s Independence with a Pouring Grains Activity

In my practice as a parenting coach, I often guide my clients into understanding the incredible benefits of engaging our young ones in sensorial play. Simple activities such as moving grains from one container to another are not only accessible and inexpensive, they offer a wealth of educational benefits to our children. The Montessori method […]

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AMI Refresher Course

Refreshed and Inspired

Refreshed and Inspired Last weekend I gave myself permission to step away from the daily responsibilities of family life and running my business to dive back into what I believe to be fundamental truths. Every once in a while it is essential to do so, taking time to refine ones’ practice by attending a ‘Refresher […]

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Toddlers Sort and Match Grains to Refine Their Language and Senses

Sorting and Matching – Grains by Jeanne Marie Paynel from voilamontessori.com Toddlers Sort and Match Grains to Refine Their Language and Senses As a Montessori educator, I’m always interested in sharing examples of educational activities parents can do with their children using everyday household objects. Sorting and matching grains of varying shapes and sizes, while […]

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