Our Math and Language materials my 4.5 year old is currently using

As requested, here is a few photos of our Montessori-type materials we are still using at home. My 6.5 year old no longer uses any these materials, but my 4.5 year old does so quite often. He is currently doing lots of ‘letter and number work’ at his Montessori school and likes to practice some … More Our Math and Language materials my 4.5 year old is currently using

Thoughts and ideas for around 4 years of age

Children are individuals, with different interests and strengths and develop at different rates, therefore it is not helpful to compare children, especially siblings. Keeping this in mind, taking the time to observe and understand your child, you can help to support them accordingly.  You can always record (write down) your observations such as interests, strengths, … More Thoughts and ideas for around 4 years of age

Some suggested jobs children can help with around the home (3-6 years)

This morning I was given a handout at my children’s school on supporting Independence for the 3-6 years age group and thought I would share it with you. There was no link on this handout to say who wrote it. You may remember that I also posted ‘What your young child can do at home‘ … More Some suggested jobs children can help with around the home (3-6 years)

Making Montessori classroom materials- sewing work

This week I spent a couple of hours making up some more Montessori classroom (Children’s House) materials. This time I was given a few rolls of material that another parent had donated to cut up into squares for the 3-6 year old children to practice their sewing on. Sometimes the work is button sewing and … More Making Montessori classroom materials- sewing work