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Renting With A Toddler

You may be at a point in life where you are owning a home, travelling, exploring with your kids and totally adulting. I am so not there yet! And I have 3 really good reasons why we are renting with a toddler!! My hubby and I considered buying a house right after we got married but the timing was not…

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Preschool

Our Montessori Classroom: a tour of our environment

Welcome to our Montessori Classroom. I hope that this photo tour demonstrates how we learn the Montessori way. I use a small budget, tons of creativity, lending libraries and community resources to create a Montessori environment for my children.  At the time of these photos my children are 3 years 9 months and 15 months. They both have access to…

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Montessori Activities, Preschool

The Montessori Classroom

The first thing that drew my attention to the Montessori classroom was its beauty. Adjectives I would use to describe this classroom are: beautiful, orderly and inviting. I have always been a sucker for nature light and hardwood floors. At any point in time if you drive by my house, every single miniblind is open, curtains pulled back and as…

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Montessori Activities, Preschool

The Montessori Method

The Montessori Method is characterized by: Teachers that follow the child’s lead Uninterrupted Learning Periods Real Work with Real Materials Multi Age Classroom Prepared and Peaceful Environment Teachers that Follow the Child’s Lead ‘Directress or guides (teachers) take a backseat when it comes to leading classroom activities. Each guide supports that child as he follows his interests. Subsequently, the guides’…

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