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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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Slicing A Banana

Slicing A Banana by Jeanne Marie Paynel from voilamontessori.com THE FIVE KEYS TO MAKING MONTESSORI MATERIALS Last week we talked about preparing our home to help our children be successful. This week, let’s focus on

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voila montessori Prepping A Banana

Prepping A Banana

Prepping A Banana by Jeanne Marie Paynel from voilamontessori.com HOW A LITTLE PREPARATION GOES A LONG WAY Many parents like to help feed or dress their children, even when the children become capable of doing

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Your child’ first placemat

Table manners… Healthy eating habits… Self-control. We all want our children to develop these abilities, but it’s hard for parents to know how and when to start! Did you know that children have the potential

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Spreading Cream Cheese

Spreading Cream Cheese by Jeanne Marie Paynel from voilamontessori.com If You Only Do One Montessori Activity at Home, Do This One I challenge you to think of one activity that exposes your child to math,

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Simple Montessori Activities: opening closing boxes

Opening Closing Containers-2

Opening Closing Containers-2 by Jeanne Marie Paynel from voilamontessori.com Is Plastic REALLY Fantastic? Is your child careless with his toys? Do you wish he would show more respect for his eating and drinking utensils? Are

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Simple Montessori Activities: permanence box

Object Permanence Box

Object Permanence Box by Jeanne Marie Paynel from voilamontessori.com I recently received this question from a client: “My 8-month old freaks out every time I am out of her sight. I can’t even go to

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