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Otis nocturnal books

Have you seen this Cubetto Montessori inspired coding toy (for children three years and up)? I would love to give it a go! 

Do your children have clear and specific interests? For months now Otis has been interested in nocturnal animals. He loves books and stories about what animals do at night (above Bat Loves the Night with CD and Who's Who in the Woods) and he sits on our balcony at night to look for possums on our power lines. Caspar is currently trying to memorise all of the dog breeds! 

For Australian parents, did your children sit NAPLAN this month? Mine didn't, Caspar was eligible and I allowed him to make the decision. Perth Montessori School explains NAPLAN tests are 'not a total measure of who you are'.

This article In Charter School Era, Montessori Model Flourishes gives some insight into public, magnet and charter Montessori schools in the US. 

I love this article - so many ideas 16 Montessori Friendly Closets

I adore this video - drinking from a weaning glass at 7 months!

Susan Stephenson (from Michael Olaf, also the author of The Joyful Child) has recently released No Checkmate - Montessori Chess Lessons. Caspar loves playing chess so I can't wait to read this! I love Susan's writing style and how she communicates with parents. 

I would like to introduce to you to our site sponsors including Maitri Learning, Dougie Organic, Flockmen and M.Vita Montessori Materials! All companies I trust and believe in. 

Do you need some self care? This week I have been enjoying the Love Soul Aid Kid with book from Lemon Canary (book available here in the US).

Thank you for your support on my post about speech therapy. Talking about our children's problems or issues is not always easy! 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I'll see you back here Monday! 

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