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We recently tried CUBOS-lite, a beautiful and open-ended sorted toy that sparks the imagination! The cube is really lovely and made of soft wood, very easily to handle even for very small hands. What I love is the the fine and simple design enables shape recognition, cause and effect, stacking,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Show me Montessori
It's been on my mind for a while to start Chanel with woodworking activities. Finally, during the School holidays we gathered a few tools to create some woodworking projects to encourage her imagination and creativity. Here are some ideas of how to do it at home! Above and below Chanel... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Show me Montessori
We have been using a few alternatives to cling film and tinfoil to wrap our food when going out. This time I started to play a little more attention to Beeswax Wraps and wanted Chanel to give it a go making her own wraps and packing her selected food such... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Show me Montessori
Art is with us everywhere. At home, we try to find ways of self- expression either with music or with colour. We have been learning to paint and draw with artventure Chanel latest project was a still life colourful pear. The online lessons are fantastic, as she can pick lessons... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at Show me Montessori
Thank you Carine! x
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It is important for a child to spend some time in the outdoors experiencing nature every day, if possible, in all kinds of weather and during all seasons. Have you and your child adventured on a Literary walk? Here in England, the weather is so unpredictable that we don’t just... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at Show me Montessori
Easter time is a joy for us, we can spend time together as a family and even take up new projects. Today, we wanted Chanel to learn how to make pasta from scratch. The process is very simple and very rewarding. We used this easy pasta maker First, we mixed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at Show me Montessori
We love baking, and making our own recipes.Now we are totally mad about it since we Joined BKD . The baking pack comes once a month addressed directly to Chanel and is filled with ingredients, one or two recipes, learning activity and a craft. I love the fact that the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Show me Montessori
What sports activities you children do? We have been going to swimming since Chanel is a baby and this is the first time that she completed a self grooming and tidying cycle at the swimming pool. Showering, and getting all the swimming wear back in to place was really easy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at Show me Montessori
We had a wonderful afternoon this weekend discovering science activities with Alom Shah. We are loving his new book Recipes for Wonder he shows you how to create exciting and hands-on science anywhere in the house. The balloon powered cars experiment was definitely a winner! Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at Show me Montessori
I love these tips and yay! The photo/ activity of the day pics are all back!! Thank you xxx
It is Easter Time and we have been doing lots of cooking, crafts and enjoying a small wave of warm weather. Chanel has been trying new recipes and making crafts to celebrate this season. We had a gorgeous bunny visitor for a few days who taught us a few life... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at Show me Montessori
January has been a busy and eventful month. A few milestones occurred which I will tell you about in my next posts. Chanel has been using her time to explore new textures with crafts, nature and food. We also decorated our practical life space with a colourful pompom garland. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Show me Montessori
What a lovely day Chritsmas is. Full of family presence and warmth. Our house is smelling spaicies everywhere. Two loving dogs are making us company too and Chanel can't stop expelling happiness from down to dust. The last 24 little door was open from the Advent Calendar and a tractor... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at Show me Montessori
This week has been packed! With Christmas at the door baking,cooking, making presents, posting cards, hosting friends and making decorations have filled up our days and hours. Here is a compilation of gifts that we are giving to Chanel this year. Let's hope that they bring an smile to her... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Show me Montessori
We made a tradition to give hand-made presents for friends and family at Christmas as the thought and time making them is a treasure more than a gift. This year we have used these fantastic wooden pieces that Chanel enjoys to bring alive with colours. The receiver makes the second... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at Show me Montessori
Thank you so much for including us in your list Kyle. Your Blog is number one in our heart and always, xxxx
We've had a few changes in our schedule the past few weeks and as now we are getting things settled, it is a good time to share what we have been up to this week. We unpacked our Christmas boxes from the attic to decorate the house. Red hats are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Show me Montessori
Chanel and I have been working together in our Autumn nature table. Because of the abundance of leaves, conkers, acorns and seeds that she has been finding outside over the past few weeks it keeps changing. Autumn is fantastic for learning about the changes and cycles of plants and animals.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Show me Montessori
Last week we had some friends coming over for dinner, and while I was looking through our recipe books to choose a recipe, Chanel was already taking out ingredients from our pantry and deciding and mixing her own recipe she would prepare. Chanel was in complete control of the process.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at Show me Montessori
What I love of the Montessori approach is that it gives a child the opportunity to act freely and choose their own activity. A child will actively pursue new challenges. How didn't I already know that at Kidzania in London Chanel was able to pursue what is currently meaningful to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Show me Montessori
If you are looking for a high-quality group for your child, we offer a unique, calm, Montessori- inspired environment. We provide innovative play in a learning environment where your child will develop many skills through purposeful play. In our Montessori Toddler Group ( from 1 to 4 years old )... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at SM Playgroup
We have been decorating our house for Easter. Yellow is such a joyful colour that brings out smiles from most toddlers. We used this fantastic grass table runner and our indoor fig tree to create a fresh and lovely Easter atmosphere. Today we had supreme weather and for a Good... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at Show me Montessori
Friends with toddlers ask sometimes which activities in the kitchen can be engaging for their kids to do in the kitchen. I am always looking for really easy practical activities that can be done with a few ingredients, and bring goodness and happiness to our family meals. Hummus! Most toddlers... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at Show me Montessori
Easter is coming and we have filled our art shelves with pastel colours and Spring themed materials. Chanel is enjoying decorating egg boxes and filling them with Easter treats for family and friends. For this activity we recycled egg cartons from our local organic shop. We then peeled the label... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at Show me Montessori