This morning I sat in on my daughter’s Montessori Children’s House classroom for one hour for an observation. This was my second time doing a classroom observation for the 3-6 year age group. The last time I did an observation was well over a year ago and was not in my daughter’s classroom. There are … More An observation in a Children’s House classroom
Have you ever thought about a clothing or toy swap with other families, buying second-hand when you need something for your family such as clothes or shoes or donating items that are no longer being used? More recently we received a bag of boy clothes from one of the mums at my children’s school. Her … More A change in mindset- children’s clothing swaps and buying second hand
Happy Mother’s Day! I had a lovely weekend with family. Yesterday we spent the day with my husband’s mother. We brought over some home-made, child-made cakes and some date, coconut, cacao and oat balls which were made during the week as a gift. We also set up the table outside with a fruit plate, some … More Happy Mother’s Day for 2017
Yesterday afternoon my daughter made some banana and blueberry dairy and egg free muffins for her two Grandmothers for Mothers Day this Sunday. Each year we try to give something home-made or hand-made and sometimes add flowers. This year it’s an assortment of little cakes and muffins and we will be taking over some freshly made scones … More An afternoon of baking with my 5 year old
I am so glad my youngest and I managed to find some time this afternoon to bake together. The last few weeks have felt a bit hectic, so it was so nice to slow down and have that quality time together. Baking is something that both of my children absolutely love to do and especially … More An afternoon of baking with my 3 year old
Talking to children about bodily autonomy, personal boundaries, respect and consent is so important. Helping children learn the necessary body safety skills can be empowering. There is confidence and courage to be found in knowing they control their own bodies. No Means No by Jayneen Sanders is a children’s early years picture book that teaches children about personal … More Talking to children about body safety-personal boundaries, respect and consent.
My son has now just finished his second week in the Children’s House and I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. This week was so much better than last week as he is now happily settled in, made some new friends, adores his Directress and really loves working with the inside and outside classroom … More My son’s second week of Children’s House (Cycle 1)