I recently received Here’s What to Say Instead of ‘Good Job’ PDF from my children’s Montessori school and I thought I would share it with you. This printable version was written by Aubrey Hargis who is a Montessori educator and runs the blog Montessori 101 if you are interested. I have only just come across her blog myself.
We had a lovely Mother’s Day. We spent the day before cooking and baking together. My children and I made some jam and my husband helped my children to make scones. On Mother’s Day, we spent the morning together and had a lovely breakfast and then spent the rest of the day with the rest … More Our Mother’s Day 2016
Yesterday we baked. We haven’t done much of that lately. My 4 year old wanted to make some biscuits, so I helped her to choose some whole food ingredients from our pantry. She chose bananas (frozen), sultanas, coconut, almond meal and oats. Spooning in the ingredients. Mixing the ingredients all together with a wooden spoon … More What we are baking; banana biscuits and date balls
Taking our art materials with us in an art caddy when out and about is something we love to do. They are not always used but I think its nice to have art materials available if one of my children are feeling inspired by their surroundings. I wonder who else does this? After a big play … More Art at the park
Cooking together with kids in the kitchen is great fun. Last weekend my husband and my 4 year old made pizza together. My 4 year old just loves to cook with her dad. They just used a basic pizza dough recipe off the internet (flour, salt, sugar, yeast, water and oil). In the above picture … More My 4 year old making pizza
A display of nature’s treasures is a beautiful addition to a classroom or at home environment. In the Montessori toddler class my 2 year old attends there is always a basket or tray of seasonal nature items displayed with a magnifying glass for exploration. This is our current nature table set up. I added the … More Nature table, tray and basket inspiration
Once a week my toddler ( 2 year old) and I attend a Montessori toddler class together. I did this with my now 4 year old as well before she transitioned into the Montessori Children’s House for 3-6 year olds. Keep in mind that parents are discouraged from taking photos during class as it can … More Time in a Montessori toddler classroom (1)