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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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Slicing A Banana - Training for Child Skills - Voila Montessori

Slicing A Banana

The Five Keys to Your Child Success Last week we talked about preparing our home to help our children be successful. This week, let’s focus on Montessori materials. How hard

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voila montessori Prepping A Banana

Prepping A Banana

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 it on their own,

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Voila Montessori Food Preparation for Children - Spreading Cream Cheese

Spreading Cream Cheese

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, language and science, while

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