8 calming and breathing activities for children

Many parents want their children to “calm down” and to “breathe” when they have a tantrum. But first children need to practise breathing when they are happy and relaxed to be able to use those

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What is a treasure basket and heuristic play?

Today I want to chat with you about the treasure basket. (scroll down to watch my video about treasure basket and heuristic play) It’s for babies between 6 months of age to roughly one-year-old. When

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How to introduce your child to music, some Montessori ideas

Recently, I posted on my Instagram account a picture of my daughter practising the violin. Maria Montessori said “Music can touch us in a way that nothing else can. No better gift can we give to the

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How to teach your child to draw

Do you know how to teach your child to draw? When my children were toddlers and preschoolers, Art consisted mainly of letting them experimenting with art material. Process art was the way to go and still

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First Baby Montessori Rattles and grasping toys

“The hands are the Instruments of the man’s intelligence” ‘Those children who have been able to work with their hands make headway in their development, and reach a strength of

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Interview with Jasmine Ong from 3 Minutes Montessori

I discover Jasmine, through her blog 3 minutes Montessori, 3 years ago. Since we have been in touch and we have lots in commen, a quest for a decluttering life, a love for home design and embracing the

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5 Montessori roadblocks and how to overcome them

  When it comes to implementing the Montessori principles at home, many parents express that they are stuck because of 5 major roadblocks.  It might seem impossible at first but all those roadblocks

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Montessori Parenting – are your ready for the teenage years?

My first born is reaching the doors of the third plane of development, aka “the adolescence”. How did that happen? My daughter is 10 and a half and has started to “change”. I have

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Montessori baby mobiles series – the Gobbi Mobile

I really started to apply Montessori when my first born was around 6 months old. With my son, I started from birth. I attempted to make my own Montessori mobiles. I managed the first one: the Munari mobile,

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Art appreciation – Resources and ideas for children

I always had a keen interest in the arts. My dad is a painter and used to take us to the Museums. When we were on holidays, we had to visit the local Museum and admired the various paintings for hours. I

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