How to take Practical Life to the next level

There was a period of time when I wondered why my children weren’t doing practical life, then I realised I was the obstacle! I was too concerned about spillage, mess and water wastage, and they caught on to my reluctance. My husband and I learnt these tips when we attended AMI’s Montessori in the Home… Continue reading How to take Practical Life to the next level

Gentle parenting tips to encourage your child to wear spectacles 

My daughter was diagnosed with an eye condition at 2.5 years old, and has to wear spectacles. E (not me!) can and should be in charge of her spectacles, so that she can experience responsibility and care of self at an age-appropriate level. Therefore, I don’t use stickers and rewards to motivate E to keep her glasses… Continue reading Gentle parenting tips to encourage your child to wear spectacles 

Spring Unit Part 2: Flowers, Butterflies and Birds

It is my children’s first time experiencing spring, so we are basking in the glorious weather outdoors, but also bringing the outdoors in with a slate of no-cost flower, butterfly and bird activities. 1. Flower arranging  A springtime unit simply wouldn’t be complete without this year-round favourite: flower arranging. One of those activities where math… Continue reading Spring Unit Part 2: Flowers, Butterflies and Birds

STEM, STEAM and Montessori

Should my 2-year-old learn to code? How do we give our toddlers and preschoolers concrete  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM) experiences in a Montessori home?             Sugar and ice experiment here Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) education is an applied, exploratory approach that has gained prominence in education circles. Rightfully so,… Continue reading STEM, STEAM and Montessori

Spring Unit Part 1: Care of Environment + free leaf printable 

It is our first spring as a family, and I wanted to assemble Montessori trays that were made of purely natural materials, as well as give the children chances to contribute to caring for living things in their environment, instead of just practising trays in isolation (in fact, as I write this, Emmy is helping… Continue reading Spring Unit Part 1: Care of Environment + free leaf printable