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I have never felt comfortable about children receiving pocket money. My children are three and six. Perhaps I'll change my mind as my children get older but right now it's not for us. I support and am interested in children working and fund-raising if this is for an event (holidays, show, school fair) or for charity. Not so long ago a friend's children held a lemonade stall and gave the funds to the Yellow Food Rescue Van. They delivered the money in person and I'm sure it was a special experience for them. Caspar recently had a business idea and... Read more →

Stereognosis - is the ability to perceive and recognize the form of an object in the absence of visual and auditory information, by using tactile information to provide cues from texture, size, spatial properties, and temperature, etc. The Mystery Bag (3-6 years) from How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way; The mystery bag has long been a favourite children's activity. Usually it is simply a cloth bag or box with a hole for your child's hands, through which she can touch and manipulate objects that she cannot see. To play you will need a collection of small object... Read more →

I read so many amazing blogs from around the world, however not so often I come across a site that looks familiar. It's not the beautiful landscapes, the gorgeous faces of the children but the philosophy by which they live which feels so familiar to me. Today I would like to introduce you to Kathleen and her son Hayden. Kathleen blogs at Le Blog de Maman K which is French and is here in English. Kathleen, Thank you for sharing your family and story with us. Can you tell us a little about yourself, your family and where you live?... Read more →

Usually when Otis cooks he works up at the kitchen bench (we use the Fun Pod). While this is fine I like to occasionally move everything down to his level. Working at a child sized table means he can move around a lot more and often works for extended periods of time. Today Otis cooked the Mini Berry Pancakes from this fabulous cook book. He needed a lot of verbal guidance but completed all the hands-on food preparation and cooking by himself. Before starting we put all the ingredients and tools on the table. I pre-measured the milk and the... Read more →