Montessori Matching Work for Toddlers and Preschoolers - Ideas I've Bookmarked

I love matching work!! There is so much variety, you can make matching work to suit almost any interest. You can often make the activity using materials you already have at home. It's so good for toddlers and preschoolers too, there is a language component but with coordination, concentration, focus... Read more →


We have a list of chores for our toddler. These are the things that we expect him to do every day, and mostly it's not an issue. The idea is to make it a part of the everyday, something that he does automatically just like brushing his teeth. If he... Read more →


My toddler is crazy about play dough!! It is used every.single.day! He loves it. One of the reasons it keeps his interest is because we rotate the play dough and most of the tools and materials. Every week or so we add new materials that are usually related to an... Read more →


I believe that a good play mat promotes play. It promotes freedom of movement, it promotes concentration and it promotes creativity. In a world where we are bombarded with messages about baby swings, bouncers and baby seats, I'm here to share with you the benefits of a play mat and... Read more →


Etsy is a constant source of inspiration. Here are a few Waldorf and Montessori finds that I'm loving and buying from Etsy. Waldorf Wool Felt Birthday Crown - Otto is turning two next month and I've been looking for a birthday crown for him, isn't this one lovely? The crown... Read more →


It's easy to over look language work for other toddler activities such as practical life and fine motor skill work like puzzles and other manipulatives. When I look at pictures of our previous Montessori parent toddler class there is a lot of language work on the shelves, there is a... Read more →


Today I spent some time in a Doll House (and accessories) store. It's like a dream for Montessori parents and teachers with every life-like miniature and replica you can think of. I brought home a whole heap of materials ready to make some language work for my toddler. Here are... Read more →