Montessori

Fine Motor Skills Activity Box: Bead Stranding

Fine Motor Skills Activity Box: Bead Stranding

One activity box I can always count on Luca asking for is his bead strand box for fine motor skills. Our attempts to Montessori our home education began this past winter. Thankfully, I’ve got a pretty supportive family. For his birthday, Luca got a ton of new... read more
Colorful Foam Shape Match Activity for Toddlers

Colorful Foam Shape Match Activity for Toddlers

Early this week, I posted a picture on Instagram of Luca playing with his colorful foam shape box. To date, this has been my most popular post, which kind of took me by surprise. The foam shape box seemed like such a simple idea to me, one I felt kind of embarrassed... read more
How to Create a Nature Sensory Bin for Your Toddler

How to Create a Nature Sensory Bin for Your Toddler

As part of our in-home Montessori setup for our two year old, I have included a nature box. I introduced the nature box to Luca on our very first weekend of Montessori style play. That weekend, he flew through all of the boxes, hardly spending 45 minutes on... read more
Montessori Fishing

Montessori Fishing

Lately, Luca has been talking a lot about going fishing. Last year, he was still too young to ride on his grandfather’s boat. But this year, he is very excited for the lake to thaw. “I’m gonna catch the fish. Then reel it in!” He even exclaims... read more
Epic Montessori Gift Giving Guide for Two Year Old

Epic Montessori Gift Giving Guide for Two Year Old

With Luca’s upcoming second birthday, everyone we know has been asking us what they can get him. Having a birthday only a little over a month after Christmas can be a bit overwhelming. I had a hard enough time compiling a Christmas list for him. He doesn’t... read more