Ok, hands up, who is melting in this heatwave we’re having? I am Scottish, a West Coaster no less, I’m used to Dull, Wet and Windy 364 days a year. I will never tolerate anything more than 23 degrees and that has to be with a strong breeze. This 30+ malarkey is finishing me off… Continue reading Fine Motor Work, Life-Cycles and Counting – Oh My!
What better time to start learning how to play games than a few weeks before your little summer holiday! 21 days and counting…not that I am…ok who am I kidding, I’m practically counting the seconds! It’s not often we go away anywhere so I am quite excited for a few days in the country, living… Continue reading Learning to play games.
I love snails, I always have. I know they are a gardeners nightmare, but their cute little antennae and uniquely patterned shells and squidgy little bodies just make me go “awww”. It’s a weakness. They’re also so innocuous and easy going they make a fabulous, easy subject to study for toddlers. Moving slowly definitely has… Continue reading Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails.
Well this weekend has not gotten off to the best of starts with her classes. Yesterday we turned up for Cheerleading where L point blank refused to go join the class and had a meltdown of epic proportions. We left. We’re not sure what happened or why she didn’t want to go, given she talks… Continue reading Peg Boards and other Work.
This is probably not a subject expected to be seen in your standard Montessori Set Up/Curriculum for a freshly turned 3 yr old. It’s not. There are various ways 3yr old can practice letter formation at 3 if the child is ready; one of which is the use of Sandpaper Letters, the other is using… Continue reading Pencil Control?
This has been an exciting week preparing for L’s first independent class where mummy and daddy were not allowed to stay. I am not going to lie, I was nervous that she wouldn’t take to it as I have some hard memories where we tried nursery a year ago and she wouldn’t let me leave.… Continue reading All Star Cheerleading?
Even if it feels like you haven’t done anything at all. I find changing gears from holidays back to “work” mode increasingly difficult as I get older. I have this burning desire to make sure the day is fun, whether we’re just playing at home or going out on an adventure. I don’t want to… Continue reading Every day is special…