Raising Yannis

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Teaching Montessori Practical Life: 3 Easy Activities

  Yannis is doing important work when he gets up on his stool to use the kitchen sink. Whether he washes a bowl or washes his hands, he’s developing practical skills that will serve him his whole life. Work like this is called practical life activities in the Montessori method. These  Montessori practical life activities …

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Riding a Balance bike indoor

A Day in Our Life: Montessori-Inspired Routine

Wondering what a Montessori-inspired routine looks like for a toddler/infant? Everyone’s routine is a little different depending on the child’s interests and age, but I’ll share our routine with you so you can get some inspiration. Here’s a our  Montessori-Inspired Routine: Wake Up: Books in Bed Getting straight out of bed is a struggle for …

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Montessori Sensory Activity

5 Must Try Montessori Sensory Activities

Texture tablets, smelling bottles, and sound cylinders, are all part of Montessori’s sensorial materials. In addition, the knobless cylinders, red rods, and the famous pink tower are also important materials in this area. It seems like most Montessori materials for the youngest children are sensorial in nature. So, why was Montessori so concerned with helping …

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