Montessori At Home | Careful Cutting

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How young is too young for cutting in the kitchen? I’m sure it is different for each child, but at 3 1/3 years old, I’ve found that Jemma is more than ready for simple cutting tasks. Not only did this project give her practice in knife safety, it has allowed her to tune some fine […]

Montessori at Home | Pouring Water

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Today I’m over at Living on Love sharing a pretty fun little activity … Ready for it? Today, I’m talkin’ about pouring water. A simple activity with a laundry list of lessons to be learned! I’m no Montessori expert and haven’t purchased anything specifically Montessori except for this book which I actually thrifted for $2! […]

The Music Hour

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This post is brought to you by The New Santa Fe from Hyundai. Think your family rocks? Show us by uploading a photo of your family rocking out. Enter now for a chance to win great prizes. – – – – – Every morning at 10 am the littles and I stop what we’re doing […]

Giveaway: Under the Moon Fishing Set from Born at Home Toys – $20 ARV {11.25; Worldwide}

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This is a joint giveaway between Natural Parents Network and many other natural parenting sites. You may enter for all of the giveaways at one site only. Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries. Welcome to the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide! Natural Parents Network, That […]

Turning 2 | Learning Gifts for My Favorite Toddler

Welcome to the September edition of Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival: Exploring and Learning. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival hosted by The Positive Parenting Connection and Authentic Parenting. This month our participants are writing about this exploring and learning! Please read to the end to find a list […]

Montessori for 1 Year Olds

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During my nursing hours I’ve been delving more and more into the wonders of Montessori education. I’ve slowly but surely been adding elements of Montessori into our daily lives, but I’m brimming with new ideas to implement soon! Many of the things I’ve tried have revolved around this statement from Maria Montessori:  “Never help a […]

Educational Travel | Pennsylvania, New Mexico & Louisiana

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Welcome to the June edition of Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival: Vacation and Travel.This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival hosted by The Positive Parenting Connection and Authentic Parenting. This month our participants are sharing ideas, inspiration and information on travel and vacations! Please read to the end to find […]