20 Outdoor Phonics Activities
I have a roundup for you with lots of great ideas for reinforcing phonics skills during the summer. Montessori Phonics Phonics is a very important part of Montessori education, and outdoor games during the summer (or any time the weather allows) can be a fun way to reinforce phonics skills. Note: In Montessori education, we teach phonetic sounds before letter names. For any of the activities below, I would emphasize the letter sounds. Also, if you want to follow Montessori tradition, make…
DIY Storytelling Tree with Story Baskets
A while ago we shared our Jack & the Beanstalk Story Basket, since then we've created several more to explore. These Story Baskets are a neat way to investigate familiar (& new) stories using a selection of props. They're great for encouraging recall skills, sequencing, language, storytelling, creativity, imagination, & so much more. Here are a few story baskets we've created recently with props from around our house The Three Little Pigs Story Basket 3 toy pigs Lego bricks Lolly sticks…
The Littlest Outdoor Library
This weekend we were attending my hometowns Fall Festival Parade. As we were walking down Main Street to find a place to sit...we discovered the littlest outdoor library. Oh my goodness it was the cutest thing that I just had to take a photograph and share with you.
Making Learning Visible ~ How Children Learn
What happens when you ask children what they want to learn? Possibly, months of dolphin discovery or a complete agricultural adaptation of the pop-smash Gangnam Style, complete with choreographed dance moves, called “Oh, Potato Style.” Last week I had the incredible honour of being invited to th