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How was your week? We are in the middle of toilet learning with Otto (no daytime nappies!) so we've been spending a lot of time at home. Here are a few sources of Montessori inspiration that I've been enjoying this week. The above furniture is all by minimoi - isn't it lovely!! It's also practical. The first wardrobe (top left) is nice and compact and see the care of self... Read more →


Are you ready for International Darwin Day this Tuesday 12th February? "International Darwin Day will inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin. It will be a day of celebration, activism, and international cooperation for the advancement of science, education, and human well-being." International Darwin Day. We've been reading Charles... Read more →


1. / 2. / 3. / 4. I love natural furniture in children's spaces with pops of colour provided by soft furnishings like rugs and cushions. Rugs can add warmth and help to define an area. In particular, I am loving these rainbow rag rugs. The cotton rag rug we have is nice, thick and soft, perfect for a young child to sit or lie on. They look lovely in... Read more →


We recently moved Otto into Otis' old room. Otis had this wooden display unit on his wall for his minerals and fossils. I've been thinking about ways to display Schleich animals and thought we would try using this display unit for some of Otto's animals. It works, Otto loves playing with them and always tries to return them to the little cubby holes. Otto loves to point and name the... Read more →


It's been raining here for days. Although I am a huge advocate for getting outdoors no matter the weather, we've definitely been spending more time indoors. But what to do with a toddler indoors? No need to google indoor play activities, just look around you. Practical life is all around us, often in the weirdest of places. Best of all once you have engaged the child, it's likely they will... Read more →


Montessori looks different in every home, so today I want to share a collection of posts from other families with children at the same age as Otto. Here are a few experiences and activities other families have enjoyed with their children at 16 months: On our shelves at 16 months at Our Montessori Journey Montessori Inspired Work at 16 Months at This Merry Montessori. Our Montessori Routine at 16 Months... Read more →


Caspar and Otis' school is also a boarding school so it doesn't technically close for a snow day. But our driveway was full of snow and rather than walk to school we decided to stay home. It was only the third or fourth time we've actually seen snow falling and we soaked up every minute. Otto was amazed and delighted!! Last time it snowed he was only a few months... Read more →