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What is it with Montessori Globes? What to use in the Home?

It's the weekend! Readings, links and things.

 

Accept Difference is a social awareness campaign fostering understanding about disability and inclusion on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. It is a home-grown media and education campaign to break down the stigma people with disability regularly experience in public and to foster a greater feeling of acceptance of difference among the broader community. The campaign is initiated by Early Connections, you can see a part of their online campaign above.

I have moved from listening to podcasts to audiobooks. I have been listening to around six to seven books a week, it's been fabulous. I can't recommend many of them but I absolutely loved The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell (available here in Australia)! It gives a wonderful insight into Danish life and I've enjoyed the work/family balance, child raising, and education aspects. I almost want to move to Denmark - if it wasn't for winter. Anyway, this is a really fun and entertaining read/listen. 

It is almost the end of Plastic Free July (aim to reduce single-use plastic)! Did you join in? How did you go? We made a couple of permanent changes and tried a few new things. We had already converted to Beeswax wraps to replace most of our plastic wrap. And now more than ever we are using reusable produce bags (can recommend these and love using this market bag). This month we also started using Soap Nuts (definitely reduces plastic) but it's too early to say if this change is permanent.

I recently featured some Montessori playroom inspiration and thought this playroom at Mostly Montessori was really clean and nicely designed, there is a list of materials on offer too. 

Montessori Practical Guide

I love the blog Eltern vom Mars and this post has fantastic downloadable, printable games. The matching butterfly game is particularly beautiful and all you need is a printer and some card. And if you only read one more blog post, make it this one, Montessori for the home - a practical guide. It really is the best kind of Montessori reading!

Cahier 1

And have you seen these beautiful notebooks especially for early writers? Otis (five years) is using this one and Caspar (eight years) is using this one. They are wonderful to use for project work or journalling and are really lovely to touch and use. 

If you have an older child such as Caspar or Liv you might also like this post I've been reading (devouring!). About the importance of still keeping those hands busy, making, creating and some really nice examples of how to do this. 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  

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