I'm learning more about Montessori methods and I'm really liking what I see. I decided earlier this school year that we would set out to do a Montessori type preschool with our youngest and I thought I'd share with you some of the ways we've been implementing the Montessori methods through our preschool at home. Today, my post is about setting up a Montessori type space.
We're studying animals in anticipation of our upcoming visit to the big zoo! This will be the first time for both my babies to visit a large scale zoo. We thought they'd enjoy some animal exploration before we go so they'll have some background and it won't be so overwhelming. I added some wild animal books into our preschool Montessori area in our living room to employ curiosity and I also made these quick little picture cars. I wanted to share my cards with you so you can use them with your kiddos as well.
Spring has sprung a seed study at our home and not only have we been reading tons of books about seeds, plants, stems, flowers, roots and fruits, we're making art with seeds! I know, crazy, right? Well, it turns out your little ones can have a lot of fun making art with seeds. All you need are a few things.
I'm not really a crafty person, but I'm learning to do more crafts with my babies. They love crafts! I have a 6 year old and a 3 year old. Crafts float their boats and so I'm going to show you a spring flower craft we just did this week! It turned out super cute!
Spring is such a wonderful time of exploration outdoors for little ones and we want to spend as much time as possible letting them explore the changes this season brings. When it's time to come inside, you can bring the fun of the spring season in with this handy dandy springtime play packet! I'm throwing in a free download from the packet as well- scissor cutting pages for fine motor skill development!
It's March and of course, everyone thinks of rainbows! We had a lot of fun painting our rainbows with cotton balls. It is a little out of the ordinary to use cotton balls, but I'm trying to be more thoughtful of developing my preschooler's fine motor skills. This rainbow art I'm going to share with you today has a 3 fold objective: fine motor skill development, learning colors, and seasonal art!
We're finally finishing up our in-depth caterpillar/butterfly study and this is the last free download from the study! I loved making these butterfly exploration cards! They turned out to be useful in so many ways. You can download them for free at the bottom of my post! Enjoy!
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