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The Gladiators exhibit at the Queensland Museum (I was told that children get in free for the rest of the year). It looks amazing. Otis' sea rock collection from Morecambe (Lancashire). It looks so pretty. This little kiddywash basin arrived today. It's so, so beautiful but the concept is abstract. The party had a science theme. At our first toddler art class in Sydney! Drinking with his weaning cup. They can identify objects by touch only. Loving all these fresh roots. It's all about skin to skin contact and the maternal points of reference - the mother's heartbeat, breathing (rhythm) and warmth! However this activty uses materials that are plentiful and are biodegradable, it's much more energy efficient than using paper. Stunning. Absolutely loving these handmade, gender neutral and organic baby clothes from Sunny Afternoon (on E. I can't wait for Otis to get home from school... he is going to love this! A mirror in the bathroom at the child's height is always a good idea (when possible). I love this new Rainbow Sorting Board by Grimms. At home I often don't even put on a cover, Otto will let me know as soon as he has used it. Neatly folded in his basket. I love the richness of these organic, local and ethically grown Autumnal vegetables. I wanted to write an article about Almanacs, but I couldn't find many good ones for children. I ordered these for Otis' birthday. Now we appreciate them more than ever. The older boys has their school Spring Showcase at school today. Oxfam has a lovely range of baskets and best of all you know they are fair trade. Today we took a look around (but didn't entirely cover) our local nature reserve, this is the nearby park which is lovely, even on a dark and cold winter's day! Such lovely tall trees and filtered light. Pictured below is Otis adding to his conker collection. Or make you think that you have broken your child. At leas. Some pics from Forest/Bush school. A cardboard box with two holes (for the chid's arms) = Montessori Mystery Box. Our physio, Lauren, is a good friend and is so respectful and caring. It's a snow day. I'm happy to make our own playdough but I'll also splurge on some really lovely playdough on Etsy. Above is Otis' before shot (all excited) and the second is during! It can be difficult taking Otto to the beach because he puts everything in his mouth. Tonight Caspar (10yrs) cooked dinner. Our street library arrived!! This plant reproduces so easily and so frequently. Lots of fine motor work using clay!! Yes it is!! Win-win! For the little one who is so blocke. Otis' skittle experiment! This was for modelling but Otto decided to cut it all up. It's going to be an adventure for sure. I shall go back tomorrow and say to my countrymen: I have seen the Australians. It was so beautiful and so amazing, and also overwhelming. Street Library Australia has a mission to have 5000 registered Street Libraries in Australia by 2021. Also sorbet and gelato every day - it's summer time after all! Not a day passes when I'm not asked where I am from. Totally overwhelmed, Montessori parents should not enter baby stores! Otto carrying a bucket full of water. I might just post every colour sorting Otto does! Otto definitely has his own style when drawing people. And of course, the large historic buildings. Do you find lots of spontaneous matching in your home? Otto has started describing what is going on in the picture, or what he is doing with the diggers and people. Otis came to Otto's Forest School class. I picked these up at Ikea today. It's hard to see but the images are all stickers. It was our first British school assembly/performance and it was so, so much more professional than I had experienced in Australia. Otis received this fantastic kit for his birthday. Otis' treasure found at Lulworth Cove, could it be a fossil (we are on the Jurassic Coast!)?? This is aFirst 100 Cristmas Words Board Book. I still convert everything to AUD, I can never work out the price in Pounds. Otto at 16 months. It was hard keeping him out of the water. Whether you are new to Montessori or have been practising Montessori at home for some time. But... it was worth the effort and the mess and the mud. Nature walking, it's the best. Where should we visit next? What a lovely day. Sorry for not posting on Monday, we made a last minute decision to take my cricket-mad-children to Birmingham to see Australia play England in the Ashes test match. Then a long flight (13 hrs) to London. This is one or two blocks taller than Otto, I think he needs a step stool to help him out. ❤️✨. Visit Woodblock Cheese in Bardon (it's on our way to school so it's easy for us to drop in!). Otis' (8yrs) most used material/tool is his hot glue gun! It was very rainy today but tomorrow promises sunshine!! Otis spent most of the day outside riding his bike, we had to move to the other side of the world for him to have such a carefree childhood. Most schools were closed today but our school was still open. We have been able to maintain a sense or normalcy and rhythm for Otto even while travelling. I was feeling so inspired I bought a mini Bundt pan. It's not everyday we get to see an Anteater (I've never seen one before)..everyday we get to see an Anteater (I've never seen one before).. or Pocupines. Through this unprecedented school year, AMS is committed to helping you by providing resources that we hope will help you adapt and innovate. It's a school sport, not something I would have chosen for him, but he enjoyed it. Over the weekend all of my children visited the dentist for a check up. This was completely age appropriate and fun. So easy for the child to use. Makes me think we could incorporate mirrors into more of our nature displays and perhaps observational work and art work... something to think about. Add in Forest school and they are spending ho. It's our half term break and it's been so rainy. We are trying out the new Ergo OMNI, you can use it from birth without an infant insert. I love how natural and interesting all of these instruments are. Taking a picture of these awesome block stamps before they get covered in play-dough or paint. Perfect for this time of year! Laduree macarons - every day. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Wiping down his table using a little sponge. We almost always have a playdough tray out. It was in storage while we were in the UK, so it's nice to find it again and great that Otto is getting use out of it. New children's pottery. We found our first acorns today! A beautiful day for some strawberry picking (near Bristol)! Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth, Bug Detective: Amazing facts, myths and quirks of nature and A First Book of Nature. Why we love National Geographic Kids! This was very funny, but also very messy. An immensely important part of Montessori education is the concept of the child as a global citizen and his or her role as a larger community of peace. "From as far back as 495AD, tales tell of seafarers lured by mermaids onto the rocks, or guided to safety by an apparition of St Michael. This is Durdle door. From Dino Raw in Australia. One of the most important features of this book is its showcasing of how much similarity we have with people in different cultures and regions even on the other side of the world. Because of the damage to his teeth he couldn't eat, have breastmilk or even suck his fingers which is what he does when he is tired. These are all bare my all time favourite. Putting just three fruits out gives Otto choice without me having to even say anything! My tractor loving boy found some child-sized tractors. No need for a sand tray out here. In Montessori, we begin with concrete concepts before moving to abstract. Apparently, Otis (7 yrs) now plays (tag) Rugby! And we've moved Otto's mirror into our living area. While waiting for his brothers Judo class to finish, the Magnatab was a hit. When Otto is content (well rested, well fed) he will stay here concentrating and engaged for long periods of time. In Dr. Montessori’s words: “This is education, understood as a help to life; an education from birth, which feeds a peaceful revolution and unites all in a common … Continue reading "Good Books: This is How We Do It" They would also work nicely in a sand tray or sand box. I encourage the kids to water sprouts or seedlings with droppers or pipettes, it's a gentle way of watering and great for their fine motor skills. For Caspar (11yrs) Stories For Boys Who Dare to Be Different. Caspar reading about the White Horse at Westbury. The balls are really bouncy and perfect to give as little gifts (for best friends only! An iceblock and cookies at the Northey Street market, at least they're organic right? I think we'll visit Bournemouth next, please email me ( if you have any ac. Otis has been asking since we arrived, so today we did it. Montessori education has at its heart Peace Education. Next stop London! Otto picked out Hairy Maclary And Zachary Quack! Holiday reading for Otto. So we found a spot away from any choking hazards like rocks and shells. Earlier in the year we ordered some personalised stationary for Otisyear we ordered some personalised stationary for Otis. But I allow him to climb here and I stay really close. This is the walkway to St Michael's Mount. They are learning so many skills and playing sports they would not have ordinarily chosen, but enjoy! I apologise for the quiet start to the week. I'm keeping the house super tidy. We are greatly looking forward to introducing you to Kylie, operator of one of our favorite blogs on the interwebs, “How we Montessori”. Awesome mud kitchen!! Otto's drawing at 39 months. It was day five, so we saw Australia win. This looks very much like a devastating Australian bushfire scene. And here we are in winter again! We are loving these Treasure Tubes (c/o MTA)! A Montessori baby can't have too many play mats! Mini Lemon Bundt Cakes. It has references to Cornwall which is just lovely and reminds us of our visit there this summer. We spent the long weekend in a gorgeous forest cabin in Cornwall. The children could have stayed here for many more hours climbing and exploring. Loving these oversized/giant branch pencils. Their Ragu and Bolognese are fantastic. Poor Otto had a fall at home and had to go to hospital. Visit site. These were so large. We've given him Otis' wooden barn (one of the few toys that we bought from Australia) and a few old Schleich animals. This is such a good idea as visitors will know what to look for! And how it looks at night! Otto's spider! How cute is this Christmas pasta? Today we visited Cardiff Castle in Wales. Our puzzle globe is c/o Parent Direct. Why not give children the correct names of colours. How We Montessori. We all feel homesick but are trying to make the most of our time left in the UK. I can't wait until Otto is old enough to use it! There are so many little coves like this to discover. So much love for this little red wheelbarrow!! I love this artwork by Otis that I found hanging on a wall at school. Otis was sick on the weekend but felt better Monday. A home, learning how to use the rake (one handed apparently). We enticed it into our bug catcher using leafy vegetables. Eating (mostly) with a fork. We offer arithmetic to the child in the final two years of the first place of developments from age four to age five and six. At Forest School my children are so close to nature, every hour, every minute. Kylie lives with her husband and three boys in Sydney, Australia. We all need dental clearance for our overseas move, Otto included. This area is well known for Fossil hunting. Montessori education has at its heart Peace Education. I love the texture! A couple of friends have asked about Snappis! It was so super busy! We are not growing any edibles at the moment so I thought we would try some DIY local microgreens!! When gardening I'm much more capable with indoor plants, or those in pots or baskets. Otis (8yrs) cooks the Sausages (Kale and Cauliflower Sausages) for lunch! At five months, Otto hasn't started solids yet, but he has started sitting with us at the table for breakfast and dinner! It is a way of looking at, and understanding, children. A 3+ megapixel camera is suitable to use. Montessori Voices needs your photos of Montessori infants, tamariki, teachers and wha-nau. These will be useful initially for spreading and the clean jars will be useful for paints or for pipette work or for storing little bits and pieces. Back in the UK and isn't this lovely, a bee garden in the city. We opened in November of 2019 and have been serving the families of McKinney faithfully ever since. It was so easy to use and Otto made a lot of juice, enough to share, perfect for a toddler who isn't ready for a manual juicer!! Beautiful St Ives harbour. While I have internet access I will give a few updates here. Mixing mud and berries to tie dye our tshirts with natural colours. This is winter!! colour matching. It has been well worth the effort of setting up this area. We flew from Brisbane to Singapore (9 hrs) and Otto slept almost the entire way. She was so interesting and engaging. It might not suit everyone but my children thrive being active. The child paints then adds paper to the top to make their print. It's going to be a great way to get to know our local community. Do you remember that feeling as a child, of running down a hill as fast as you can and not being able to stop? This is a fun game that depending on the child can last anywhere from five to fifty minutes. We will be taking only a few of our toys and Montessori materials. His first pizza at our favourite (UK) pizza place - Dough. My haul from the Frome Independent markets. Week one at our Montessori Parent Toddler Class!! A few new instruments for our music basket. MONTESSORI VOICES Montessori makes the difference. We are now living in a rural area, some have called it semi-rural, we are within a township but it's small, in Australia we lived in Brisbane in a busy suburb. Lovely play dough mess. This can mislead parents who are not aware that all Montessori schools are not created equal. We didn't see any wildlife other than the ducks in the park and the gray (introduced) squirrel. He had damage to his teeth and needed to wait overnight for surgery. So we spent the morning outside with a little paint. Otto has started his journey into eating soilds! Always propagating! At Forest School today Otis made this puzzle. ANZAC Day 2019 at Villers-Bretonneux and the Australian National Memorial. Otto had a fun day outside anyway. We are trying to make plans for our summer holidays (including Paris!) My toddler, Otto here at 26 months, does over water the plants, but because he waters them all at once, and they are only watered around twice a week, they have lots of time to drain and dry out a little. ( Log Out /  He can competently and independently do two and four piece puzzles but I like to do larger puzzles with him together (or he can do them with his siblings). Most children's first recognisable drawing is of a person but Otto's is of a ghost! When the children gather at the fire they are taught to kneel so they are less likely to bump each other or fall or get off balance and hurt themselves. It's winter and our fly traps have a lot of dead leaves that need removing. Otto (24 months) keeps saying there is a 'mouse' so we need to do some language work in this area!! What I am currently reading to the younger boys at night, using the night light! Names like Magenta are fantastic to introduce to children as it is such a strong colour, it really isn't purple and it's not pink, it's magenta! We are currently staying in a lovely apartment in South Brisbane (above is the view). K'nex is perfect for kids who like Lego, but want something a little more complex! "Look Mum, it's a ghost!'. This 8-week program is suitable for all Montessori parents. It's amazing to tour real castles. They have lots more gorgeous baby clothes here. 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