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Slicing an Egg to Independence - Purposeful Activity to Develop Your Child's Skills

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

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Infant Grasping Toys - Grasping Beads by Jeanne Marie Paynel

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

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Kitchen Utensils

You’ve probably come across one or more articles that extoll the virtues of getting children to help around the house. They make the point that children who do chores have

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Peeling A Hard Boiled Egg by Jeanne Marie Paynel

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

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Pouring Using a Funnel - Montessori’s Practical Life Activities for Your Child

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

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Three-Period Language Lesson With Animals by Jeanne Marie Paynel

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

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Wooden Egg and Cup - Develop Your Child's Skills

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

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Pouring Water – Pitcher to Pitcher - Practical Life Activities for Your Child

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

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Simple Montessori Activities: bracelets on peg

Bracelets on Peg

The bracelets on peg is a simple eye-hand coordination activity for the young child. This activity engages the child’s visual discrimination on the road to independence, teaching him what he

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Simple Montessori Activities: stiching block

Stitch Block

As you start thinking about holiday gifts for your children or those of family and friends, remember to question the purposeful and intelligent activity behind each toy. This stitching block

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