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Snow Day 2019

Snow day 2019 at how we montessori Otto 16 months

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.

Snow day 2019 at how we montessori Otto 16 months

Otto was amazed and delighted!! Last time it snowed he was only a few months old. 

Snow day 2019 at how we montessori Otto 16 months

We went for a walk earlier in the day with Otto in his snow gear but he was so uncomfortable and wouldn't keep his gloves on. Every time he fell over his hands got cold and he was wearing so many layers he couldn't get back up. But here he is in fewer layers and having a better time.

Winter bees at How we Montessori Otis and Otto

Of course, there were snow fights with the neighbours, snow-balls and snow men!

Winter bees at How we Montessori Otis and Otto

Inside it was warm and cozy. Our silhouette lamp and postcards have all been swapped for a snowy winter theme.

Winter bees at How we Montessori Otis and Otto

Then some time snuggling together. Otis is reading Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman How appropriate!!

Winter bees at How we Montessori Otis and Otto

Otto is reading Winter by Gerda Muller. It's such a lovely book. 

Mouse and the storm at HWM

I've almost completed my children's reflexology course, my second to last lesson was yesterday. I also took an infant massage course late last year and I feel like I have many more tools in my toolkit for promoting wellness and calm with my children. Mouse and the Storm: Children's reflexology to reduce anxiety and help soothe the senses by Susan Quayle also seems appropriate for today. Although none of my children are feeling particularly anxious this is a lovely method as it uses a hand reflexology program, rather than the feet.

Otis on sledge snow day 2019 at How we Montessori 2019 UK

Then it's time to get back out in the snow!! And a nap for Otto!

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