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Otis attends a Montessori school three hours a day, five days a week. I'm very conscious not to double up or interfere with his lessons or learning at school. These are trays the can be found on his shelves in the children's study. They are not categorised, there is no method to our rotation schedule other than I rotate out when he has lost interest in a tray. We don't... Read more →

1. Children's Tableware, 2. Kids Handmade Ceramic Tableware Set - Animal Series, 3. Giraffe Bowl. (This cloud bowl is amazing), 4. Hello Baby Plate, 5. Children's Bumblebee Ceramic Bowl, 6. Penguin, Fox and Bee bowl all sold separately by SKT ceramics. Also checkout Jasminepots on Etsy for mugs and bowls - love this set. For a baby's first or 'weaning' bowl I would recommend a small glass bowl, glass so... Read more →

Most of the conflict in our home doesn't come from children just fighting - usually it's because they have difficulty making a decision together and have difficulty finding agreement. Problem solving techniques I have given my children include; one person speaks at a time speak to each other how you would like to be spoken to - no raised voices or angry faces stick it out/persevere - don't walk away... Read more →

My three year old is curious, busy (always so busy), energetic, independent ("I do it myself!") and often defiant. If you watch a child of three, he is always playing with something. This means that he is working out, and making conscious, something that his unconscious mind has earlier absorbed1. In terms of his learning he is ready, up for anything. Reading, writing, drawing, running, music, nature walks, practical life... Read more →

Otis being studious (and quiet) at our nature table. We're a little behind on this but today we changed the calender. Some number recognition work for Otis. Identifying Swirls. I've mentioned this before - it's gorgeous. Caspar and Otis played this all morning. Otis is presented with an item which he identifies using touch only. Otis has been using sewing cards for such a long time but this was his... Read more →

At six years old Caspar is well past the sensitive period for practical life. This doesn't excuse him for helping around the home. Non negotiable chores are a bit tough though. Of course if he is unwell, tired or simply having a bad day many of his chores are overlooked. So at six which chores are everyday chores for Caspar, the ones for the most part I don't have to... Read more →