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Montessori Mondays: Color time!

We have been working on learning and matching colors around here lately and I wanted to share some of it with you all.  One of the activities we have been working on is so simple to create and was always a favorite in classrooms and my son loves it.  I'll let the pictures do the… Continue reading Montessori Mondays: Color time!

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Montessori Mondays: School Days

(note- if you want to see the practical ways of how we are doing a home preschool right now scroll on down, the following is my backstory) Sometimes I feel like a big hypocrite.  I have worked with kids- especially birth- 2nd grade-  since I was 12.  I worked in a Montessori preschool for 6… Continue reading Montessori Mondays: School Days

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Montessori Mondays: You’re Montessori and AP?!?!

Before I was a parent I heard about Attachment Parenting and thought it was crazy.  Then I got pregnant and started learning more about it and thought it still sounded a but too extreme for me.  And then I held my precious baby in my arms and 25 months later we are DEFINITELY an Attachment… Continue reading Montessori Mondays: You’re Montessori and AP?!?!

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Montessori Mondays: STOP saying these things to your kids!

First of all, yes, I know it's Tuesday.  I worked yesterday and it kind of threw me off but this is a post I've been wanting to write for a while. Secondly this post might confuse the way Americans talk to children.  People often comment that we talk to our son differently and in a… Continue reading Montessori Mondays: STOP saying these things to your kids!

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Montessori Monday: At the Table

One thing I always loved about working at the Montessori school was how tidy and well behaved the children were at meal time.  I knew I wanted to work on this with my own kids some day and here are some of the ways we've done that. Ever since J could sit at the table… Continue reading Montessori Monday: At the Table

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Introducing… Montessori Mondays!

Hello!  Welcome to fall and the start of Montessori Mondays here at "Crunchier by the day." If you're not familiar with Montessori education check out the Wikipedia page about Montessori.  I worked in a Montessori school as my very first job and worked there for almost 6 years.  In many ways I grew up there… Continue reading Introducing… Montessori Mondays!