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My Confessions of a Montessori Mom podcast

My Confessions of a Montessori Mom Podcast!

My Confessions of a Montessori Mom podcast with me, Lisa Nolan of Montessori for the Earth, offers Montessori tips, advice, and more for parents, homeschoolers, and daycare providers of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and lower elementary children.

FAQs on the Montessori Knobbed Cylinder Blocks for Twos and Threes

FAQs on the Montessori Knobbed Cylinder Blocks for Twos and Threes

FAQs on the Montessori Knobbed Cylinder Blocks for Twos and Threes

I've been looking for some information on when to introduce the pink tower, brown stairs, and knobbed cylinders. I have found info on their purposes, but not much on when and how to introduce them. I have seen mini versions of these materials (with only half the steps, tower pieces, or cylinders) in the toddler section of Montessori shops online but they don't have any age suggestions. Can you please suggest a good source for info and activities?

Pink Tower: age 2.5 to 3. They can be hard for a tot to pick up, and the smaller pieces can be a choking hazard. Try stacking cereal boxes or egg cartons under the age of 2 as an indirect preparation for the Pink Tower at age 2 or 3. (Don't buy a small Pink Tower, save your money and get the regular one and introduce it age 2.5.)

Brown Stairs are a little more challenging... Keep reading at my sister blog, Montessori for the Earth! 

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