Wooden Rings

#nido #montessori #stackingrings #woodenrings #infant #preschool #concentration #handeyecoordination

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A true picture of pure, raw concentration. Such a beautiful thing to witness this little one stacking wooden rings. There are so many hidden lessons in this small work!

Intently observing her book!

Observing her book so closely! #Hbmh #toddler #magnifyingglass #book #softspot #greenshoes #butterflypillow #rainbowrug #montessori #preschool

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Shoe Washing

It was her first shoe washing lesson. #Hbmh #shoes #scrubbrush #apron #lesson #practicallife #toddler #montessori #concentration #preschool #waterwork

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Photo of the Day: Counting to 1,000

One of our primary community members spent the last 3 weeks writing every number from 1 to 1,000. The scroll of paper expanded across the entire classroom! This is a great example of the concentration, focus, diligence, and hard work that goes into each work that our students participate in. How neat is it that he actually gets to see the “length” of counting from 1 to 1,000; further internalizing just how great of a number it truly is. The child also learns place value as the numbers progress. Montessori allows children to understand the quantity of a number, to feel it in their hands, and to understand the weight of the increasing amount, rather than just memorizing how to write from 1 to 1,000. Thank you for sharing your special project with the entire school!

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Leaf Pile

I had to capture a few photos of our friends enjoying a leaf pile. You would have thought it was the best day of their lives! They spent almost an hour gathering the leaves (by hand), making a pile, and then taking turns jumping in the pile, or throwing them up in the air. It was a great alternative activity for this cold, wintry day!

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What’s for lunch today?

A beautiful tossed salad, of course. Complete with organic romaine lettuce and kale, topped with fresh grapefruit and oranges, and olive oil. The lettuce was home-grown here in our very own garden, and the fruit was provided from the Kiwi class’ fruit and vegetable basket (thank you, freinds!). Tasty and nutritional is how we like to keep it here at Healthy Beginnings Montessori House!

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Holiday Red Rods

Red Rod variations are what make this Sensorial work so enticing. One of our Primary Leads got creative this holiday season, and incorporated festive ribbon as a part of the work, allowing children to match the lengths of the ribbon to the different lengths of the red rods. One particular friend was so excited to show me his work!DSC_0210

10 DIY Holiday Gifts to make with the Kids

As parents, we’re always trying to find clever ways to make a gift out of our child’s hand/feet prints. It’s almost an obsession. We have to document their precious little fingers and toes for every year they’re alive. They make for irresistible gifts for loved ones. And thanks to Pinterest, there are so many varieties of gifts you can make with hand and feet prints, how could anyone resist?!

Handmade gifts will always hold a sentimental value for whoever receives them. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best presents to make with the kids, to help make this holiday gift-giving extra special.

(links have been added to each description/photo)

  1. Handprint Ornaments

    How to make Handprint Ornaments

  2. Footprint Ornament

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  3. Yarn Wrapped HeartWrapping hearts with yarn as a Valeninte's day craft

  4. Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

    Homemade Instant Hot Chocolate Mix | Fireflies and Mud Pies

  5. Clay Bowls
    DIY Clay Bowls

  6. Personalized Notebooks

  7. Ten things I love about You BookletMini Book

  8. Painted Golf Balls – for the golfer in your family (cute idea!!)Decorated Golf Balls

  9. Send a Hug!

    Send a Hug

  10. Fingerprint String of LightsThumbprint Christmas Lights

Happy crafting, and Happy Holidays!

How do we Celebrate Christmas Around the World: Traditions, Crafts, Recipes

Check out this great article showcasing the different ways people from all over the world celebrate this holiday season!

Article Credit, Kid World Citizen: http://kidworldcitizen.org/2014/11/26/christmas-around-world/

Christmas Around the World- Kid World Citizen
Christmas in Australia
Christmas in Australia- Kid World Citizen
Christmas in Canada
Christmas in Canada- Kid WOrld CItizen
Christmas in China

Christmas in China- Kid World Citizen

 

Wood Chimes

#throwbackthursday #infant #nido #hbmh #floormat #woodchimes #concentration #montessori #babytalk #floormirror #toddler #grasping #hestwoandahalf #hewas4months

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