Thursday, December 14, 2006

If you are waiting for more posts....

My life before Christmas has been a bit hectic, so I will be taking a small blogging break before I bring you more family life education...

I have a lot in the works, so there will definitely be more to come.

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 08, 2006


Instead of trying to tell you about Montessori education, I am going to share with you two of my favorite websites.
Michael Olaf this is a wonderful catalog that has great information about the Montessori approach. I have discovered many great ideas and tools that I have started to use in my home.

Montessori Materials this is a resource that helps you build your own Montessori materials that this educational philosophy is known for. I have used a few of their print outs, and searched their other web links for other great resources.

If you are interested at all in Montessori, I encourage you to read Maria Montessori's books. Hearing what this philosophy is all about from the person that created it will give you the best understanding of it.
Another great resource is Montessori From The Start by Paula Polk Lillard.
For older children, read Children Who are Not Yet Peaceful by Donna Goertz

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Top Ten Toy lists

Since the holidays are upon us, I thought I would share a fun resource. Luckybeans blog. Along these same lines, if you'd like some fun activities to do with your children, check out Kiddley.
And here are my kids favorite toys:
1. Legos
2. Play silks
3. Jr. Erector sets (we don't seem to like the metal ones)
4. Small plastic animals
5. Cars and Trucks
6. Art supplies- crayons, markers, LOTS of paper, scissors, glue, beeswax crayons, pens, pencils, stapler/staples, chenille stems, etc.
7. Blocks, especially KEVA, and large wooden rainbow
8. Army men and Nerf guns
9. Bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and dirt
10. Waldorf style dolls

Friday, December 01, 2006

Growing Child

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