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"I can feel it but I can't see it", "I wonder what its eyes look like", "What does it look like in here?", "Why does it feel furry?", "I can't wait to put this under the microscope". What I love most about using a digital microscope is that you can set it up on a nature table or exploration area and leave it for the children to use independently. As... Read more →

A few weeks ago, in preparation for the new school year, I did a little stock take of the boys' clothing. They grow so fast it's hard to keep up. I realised that both boys needed a few new t-shirts. Otis lost some weight (when he was ill) and his usual shorts just won't stay up, I can't tie or button them up any further. So he needed some pants... Read more →

"Every great cause is born from repeated failures and from imperfect achievements." - Maria Montessori Last week I wrote about Teaching Natural Consequences. We know children learn from doing and from experiences and to allow children to learn from natural consequences we must give them the freedom to fail, to make mistakes, to get it wrong. Today I wanted to think about what this looks like in the home. How... Read more →