Tips to Reduce the Tears and Tantrums

Have you ever had one of those mornings where you felt like it was a battle just getting the kids out the door? One of those days where they hate everything and don’t want to go to school? Suddenly pizza lunch is the worst idea ever, soccer day sounds awful, they don’t like their teacher, they don’t like their friends, …

3 Fun Easter Activities for kids

3 Fun Easter Activities for kids

It’s almost Easter, and if you’ve got young kids, they’re probably getting excited at the thought of the Easter bunny’s visit and candy! What kid doesn’t get excited over candy? Here are three fun Easter activities you can do with your kids now to prepare for the special day. Glow in the dark Easter Egg Hunt We’re switching this one …

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Montessori at Home: Cooking and Baking with Kids

The thought of cooking or baking with your toddler or preschooler might sound crazy, but it’s a great way to bond and help them learn and can be a lot of fun for both the parents and the kids. The key to making it a fun activity rather than a big enormous stress mess is to set realistic expectations. Don’t …

3 Screen-Free Activities for Kids

Trying to limit your child’s exposure to TV, cell phones, tablets, and whatever other screens are in your home can be challenging. It seems as if everywhere you turn, there’s a screen that’s calling out to your child, “watch me!” “watch me!” “watch me!”. While turning on a movie or TV show can be an easy way to get a …

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Are we Teaching our Children to be Helpless?

As parents, we want to do everything we can to help our children learn and grow. We want to shield them from the harsh realities of the world. However, are we doing too much and in turn, teaching our children to be helpless? Think for a moment about your daily routine with your children. Do you initiate activities or do …

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5 Books for Young Kids

Reading to young children benefits them in so many ways. We know this. However, reading the same book night after night after night can get boring for mom or dad so we’ve compiled a list of 5 books for young children that you might not have read yet. These books are all for toddlers and preschoolers, and most are board …

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Our Favorite Montessori Friendly Toys

The holidays are coming, and for many of us, that means we’re thinking about new toys for our children or grandchildren. It can be hard to figure out what to buy for kids when it feels like they already have everything or you don’t want a million more toys in the house. Here’s a list of some of our favorite …

Our Favorite Montessori Friendly Kitchen Tools

It’s fall. The season of pumpkin spice and soon it will be the holidays. This time of year we often want to bake more and find ways to include the kids. When children have the right size tools to use, they can help bake treats or prepare holiday meals for the family. We love having the kids help, and they …

Montessori at Home: How Allowing a Child to Dress Themselves Promotes Independence

Many parents ask how they can incorporate Montessori lessons or teachings at home. Whether your child is in a Montessori school or not, children can benefit greatly from Montessori at home lessons. One of the most natural things you can do to help embrace Montessori at home is to allow your child to dress themselves. Maybe you’re thinking, they’re too …