Kids Activity: Edible Homemade Finger Paint
Finger paint is a great activity to do with toddlers! Here are our instructions to make your own edible, homemade finger paint with ingredients you already have at home.
Best Ever No-Cook Play Dough Recipe! - The Imagination Tree
How to make the best ever, no-cook play dough recipe in just 4 minutes, that will lasts for 6 months!
Make Your Own Moon Sand, Dirt Cheap
While moon sand is certainly not a bank-breaker, it is costly for what is basically wet sand. So, I did a little digging and discovered a way to make your very own moon sand.
Flour + Baby Oil = Cloud Dough
The name of this dough fascinated O. The ease of making it fascinated me. Just mix baby oil and flour in a 1:8 ratio-- we used 1/4 cup baby oil and 2 cups flour--and you have cloud dough! It looks like flour, but it holds its shape when pressed.
Doing Montessori at Home with your Baby - The Art of Education University
A while back, I visited a Montessori school and was very impressed with what I saw. As I researched more, I found Montessori starts at home, and the philosophy can be implemented with babies, too. I was in! I don’t follow Montessori as strictly as some people do, but our family chooses to use the basic […]
Yes it's true. Otis and I often get bored while Caspar is at school. We run out of things to do and I look for activities using materials we already have at home. I thought why not try playdough. For a sensory experience and to use some of those little hand muscles. I looked for the most simple recipe and found this one everywhere. It makes the perfect sized ball just for the two of us. As it was Otis's first time with playdough it was a completely new experience. I wanted him to feel it…
Infant materials 9 and 12 months
Here are the materials we started off with on the shelves at the beginning of January. The shelves are from Ikea and are bolted to the wal...
Montessori Toddler Kitchen (and Mini Fridge Makeover) - Joyful Abode
Lately, my daughter has been more into Real Kitchen Stuff. Wanting to help wash, peel, and cut fruits and veggies. Stirring and pouring. Wearing her little apron. Sweeping and cleaning spills. And standing inside the refrigerator, door open, scanning for snacks. So I figured it was time for a fully-functional toddler kitchen.
The Best Gifts for a Montessori Tots
What do you get an infant who is turning 12 months old? A tot who is an explorer on the go who thinks with his feet? An experimenter who shows relent…
This is a lesson for infants anywhere from 8-12 months. The lesson is on object permanence which is a major milestone for children at this stage of development.
April activities – Montessori 6-12 months old
Pumkin now being 8 months old (!!) I want to start listing monthly activity for him, as there are not tons of info about this phase on the web. Moving:We are in a big motor skill phase. He has been…