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Frogs along with butterflies are so interesting to study, their lifecycle and metamorphosis make them a favourite with children. We started studying frogs when my children were preschoolers (think model frogs with lifecycle cards) but even at an elementary level (see the dissection kits) they are fascinating. I've compiled a... Read more →


The Charlotte Mason approach is very different to the Montessori approach. However, I love the Charlotte Mason focus on nature study and the significance of the 'atmosphere'. Miss Mason wrote “Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life.". Here are a few really lovely Charlotte Mason inspired learning spaces. Above... Read more →


"The first essential for the child's development is concentration. It lays the whole basis for his character and social behaviour. He must find out how to concentrate, and for this he needs things to concentrate upon. This shows the importance of his surroundings." - Maria Montessori. The Absorbent Mind. Maria... Read more →