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Sharpening Pencils For A Sharper Child

Sharpening Pencils For A Sharper Child Pencils are a great instrument for your child to express themselves creatively, while their hands are what Maria Montessori once described as “the tools of intelligence.” All the more

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The Beauty of Children Peeling Clementines

Peeling Clementines by Jeanne Marie Paynel from voilamontessori.com The Beauty of Children Peeling Clementines If clementines don’t immediately make you think of the old song, “Oh my darling,” you may at least find yourself gleefully

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Unlock Your Child’s Concentration

At first glance, a lockbox may appear an ordinary choice for a children’s toy, maybe even something you wouldn’t have considered a toy in the first place. It’s the wonderful simplicity of this device, however,

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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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