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Turn Household Objects into Toys with Bracelets on a Peg

   Maria Montessori famously described the hands as the tools of intelligence. When babies develop their hands, they are preparing to take on purposeful and more independent work, such as feeding themselves. That’s just one good reason to place a set of bracelets and a wooden peg in front of your child next time […]

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The Stitching Block Offers Sewing Skills and More For Your Child

   In my practice as a parenting coach clients often ask me for toys and/or activities they can easily travel with, especially during the busier summer months. The stitching block is one of my favorites, as it comes all in one piece and is a real skill-booster for the little ones. Developed in Prague, […]

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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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Asking Your Child to Wash the Windows Has Many Benefits

 In the Montessori method of education, we frequently encourage children to grow and develop new skills through their practical lives at home. The simple task of washing windows with parents is just one great example of this. Asking a child to use a spray bottle to clean the windows exercises their gross motor skills; […]

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Asking Your Child to Water Plants Helps Both to Thrive

 A regular theme in my practice as a parenting coach, and in the Montessori method in general, is that of including your children in everyday household chores whenever possible. There is much to gain from these activities, and watering your indoor plants is no exception. The process may begin by showing your child how […]

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