Mom’s Fun with Art

Although the First Day of Fall is not until September 23rd, it’s still hot! To make sure the learning and fun continue from Summer into Fall, this is the first of four blog posts about creative things you can do with your kids. There should be

The Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell, a symbol of freedom and “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” This month I attended the annual American Montessori Society’s conference in Philadelphia. With thousands in attendance, I met Montessorians from around the world

Kindergarten Year is the Foundation of Life

Learn why the Montessori kindergarten year—the third and final year of the Montessori Early Childhood cycle—is a foundation for life. Please see the video at:

“At Home with Montessori”

“At Home with Montessori” by Tracia Swartwout, M. Ed. Lead early childhood teacher   How can a house be for both adults and children?   Author Patricia Oriti asks this question in her book At Home with Montessori.   Oriti’s book

7 Steps to Creating an Outdoor Space Kids will Love

1. Active play Space to move and simple toys and resources that encourage a range of ways of moving are great for encouraging children to be physically active. Think beyond running and include resources to encourage hopping, jumping, skipping,

Mother Nature as Teacher, Playmate and Babysitter

  Today we feature a guest post from author of Small Fry Outdoors, Caroline Webster, about the importance of time outdoors for children. I firmly believe that time outdoors provides at least SIX critical benefits for our children: It combats

101 Ways to Play Outdoors

The weather is glorious here in Western Australia at the moment and my girl’s are spending most of their free time outdoors. To celebrate the simple joy of outdoor play I decided to collate 101 fabulous outdoor activities into this printable poster