“The greatest development is achieved during the first years of life, and therefore it is then that the greatest care should be taken. If this is done, then the child does not become a burden; he will reveal himself as the greatest marvel of nature.” Maria Montessori A moment of truth, it is really,… Continue reading 10 Fuss-free Montessori Practical-Life Activities (Evan at 2 Years)
It’s official. Today’s the last day of school and the beginning of a long year-end school holiday. I’m actually looking forward to the holidays because it means I’m taking a break from being Bub’s school chauffeur. It’s rather exciting to be able to plan out a few activities I’ve been wanting to try out with… Continue reading Our Montessori Shelf: Activity trays for a 3 YO & 15 MO
A common Chafer beetle flew into our house & we commenced Operation Catch & Release. Initially, we (Hubs & I) suggested leaving it outside our doorstep. Bubs refused to enter the house, bravely protecting that bug because he was worried it doesn’t know how to take the lift down to the ground floor & find… Continue reading Children are born with an innate love for all living things
Google ‘Pinterest Sensory Board Ideas’ & a list of handmade sensory boards fill my screen. It can be rather overwhelming with so many ideas floating around the internet. In Montessori, young children are often presented with tactile boards to learn about textures, boards that teach them practical life skills like buttoning up a shirt, lacing… Continue reading DIY Sensory Board For Under $20
Once in a while, we set up an obstacle course around the house and jump, crawl & play to our hearts’ content. Almost anything can be used, it just takes a bit of imagination. That morning, we used the Ikea baby gym as a tunnel, placemats as jumping stones, a stool as a hill, beanbags for… Continue reading Mommy, Play with Me!
We cannot create observers by saying ‘observe’, but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses. Maria Montessori A lovely morning stroll at Singapore Botanic Gardens, collecting leaves & twigs, looking out for swans and basically soaking in the sunshine. We headed… Continue reading Saturdays, Sunshine & Fresh Air