What’s on our work/play shelves; our recent shelf rotation

For quite some time now, we have been keeping all of our excess toys and materials in a cupboard on a low shelf that both of my children have access to, so they can change items on their play/work shelves anytime they like. I have kept things to a minimum, so there is no overwhelm … More What’s on our work/play shelves; our recent shelf rotation

A few things- what we got up to this week in the school holidays and a look at next weeks posts

School goes back for us in a couple of days. Both of my children are excited to go back especially my eldest who has really been missing her friends and school work funny enough. This last week of holidays has been a relaxing one. We spent some time just at home, but also a couple … More A few things- what we got up to this week in the school holidays and a look at next weeks posts

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

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)

Baking, mending and gardening with my children this past week

I had every intention of writing this post earlier but got caught up with the hum of life. We did however spend some time this past week baking, mending and gardening together. I baked biscuits with my youngest and my husband worked with my daughter to bake bread and make pizza dough. Both of my … More Baking, mending and gardening with my children this past week