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Montessori Land and Water Activities
Photo by M. Jost
The Montessori land and water forms consist of eight land form pans (lake and island, peninsula and gulf, strait and isthmus, cape and bay). You can make your own land and water forms or buy them. They used to be very expensive to buy, however lately they can be found under $50 and made of plastic (for six pans). Land and water form CARDS are less expensive to buy or make.
Montessori printables,downloads, and PDFs are an inexpensive to make your own, DIY materials for your homeschool or day care setting! Well I have some terrific resources to share with you from the Montessori mom bloggers of the Montessori Bloggers Network. Want to PIN for later?
I get a lot of questions about how to do Montessori at home with infants and their toddler siblings. So I created a Montessori Infant and Sibling Series. This is part one. Questions
"How do I organize the work room areas (where all the Montessori-related materials are going to be) including a two-year-old area (such as art section, math section, etc.) and an 11-month-old area of the room?"
"What about their bedrooms and the living room? Which room should I start with first? It's just overwhelming."
"Should I make up a daily schedule first, or organize (plan, shop, and display) all the materials first? And how do I decide what I should put on the shelves for each of my children?" Want to PIN for later?
purchased Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness: Mom Stories from theTrenches, Lisa Nolan's mom lit parent humor anthology with
forty contributing mom bloggers. Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness is
very funny and poignant while describing the experiences of the sleep deprived
mothers who contributed the chapters. Any young parents needing some
comedic relief about their situations would feel less alone and more understood
by reading this book. I've already sent it to a young mom who I know will enjoy
the writing. The writers are all very talented and many have written other
books and/or blogs. They are introduced at the end of the book with links
for future reading and enjoyment. I smiled for days
remembering some of the lines in the book such as, "I hear a doggy
barking!" spoken by a child trying to delay bedtime. The teacher mom I
could so relate with, as both jobs can be exhausting. There are poems and
stories, and it is the perfect bed stand book to help parent…
Welcome to my Best Montessori Books I Own Series: I highlight four Montessori books including Teach Me to do it Myself, Montessori activities for you and your child by Maja Pitamic; How to Raise an Amazing Child The Montessori Way by Tim Seldin; The Essential Montessori Updated Edition: an Introduction to the Woman, the Writings, the Method, and the Movement by Elizabeth Hainstock; and Awakening Your Toddler's Love of Learning by Jan Katzen-Luchenta. Some of these books are available at your local library, as an ebook on Kindle, and or used and new on Amazon.com where you can add them to your wish list or purchase them on the spot. Want to PIN for later?
Does your toddler hit? How do you handle it? Time outs: I don't think time outs are very effective for toddlers in a school or daycare setting. (We did not use them at out school.) Instead the toddler needs help to use her words and express her feelings. But what about at home? At home time outs can be a way of dealing with extreme behavior, like hitting, but there are better methods you can try that are age-appropriate.