Sunday, 26 March 2017

Montessori beads 3 part cards 0-30

Given that I am still a bit out of commission, I have been preparing some new printables and materials for when I am feeling a bit better. Life has been a bit hectic to say the least, so I am not terribly concerned with swapping out shelf materials at home right now. Plus, we've had some gorgeous weather come in, so my family has been trying to get more outdoor time in anyway. 

For now, I'm trying to prep a few new printables though for when I am feeling up to bending to swap out activities, and of course cutting and laminating, a chore many homeschoolers and teachers are familiar with, right?

So instead of thinking about how I am going to deal with knee surgery and another yucky round of hospital stays, IVs, and being away from home, I've prepared a fun set of Montessori inspired 3 part cards. Because I need to distract myself! 

Speaking of distracting myself... last night, hubby and I decided to have an in bed movie night with the kids. Natasha is only 4 months old so she was more interested in nursing and sleeping than anything else, but Yvann (4.5 years old) was very excited. We decided, as per his request, to watch Finding Dory (yes finally!). Y was so excited to have popcorn in Mommy and Daddy's bed and to hang out with us. 

Half way through the movie, he asked if he could go to bed. And Mommy and Daddy finished watching the movie alone. Family movie night didn't quite go as planned - Y doesn't quite have the patience to sit through an entire movie. He can only sit still for so long if he has lego to build with which is of course perfectly fine with us! Although, I do have to admit, I was a little disappointed Y left our bed so soon because I was very excited for the cuddles with him. 

Okay, okay, my totally random story has nothing to do with Montessori activities so let's get to it! Scroll down to read all about how you can use these free number cards to practice counting and number quantity with your kiddo! 

Montessori activities: montessori beads 3 part cards by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori, #montessoriactivities, #preschool, #preschoolactivities

Saturday, 25 March 2017

The importance of self care

Today,  I want to talk to you guys about self care and how important it is to just make that time for yourself. Even if it means ignoring some tasks like dishes, even if you think you don't have time for it, even if you can't fathom ignoring that laundry. Please, just think about yourself. You deserve it! 

The importance of self care: a lesson in not forgetting about you by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori, #montessorihome, #preparedadult, #selfcare, #parenting, #mother

Friday, 24 March 2017

Easter basket ideas for toddlers

Easter is coming up so fast! Today, I wanted to share some fun ideas that you could include in an Easter Basket for a toddler! No candy or treats, but fun toys that are engaging for young minds! Let's have a look!

Easter basket ideas for toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood #easter #toddlergiftguide
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Thursday, 23 March 2017

What's up? Where did I go? A huge lesson in taking time for self care

If you aren't following along on facebook or instagram, you may have missed my announcement. The reason why it's been so quiet on here suddenly is that I was in the hospital battling what seemed to be an infection and a broken leg. It has been rough to say the least. 

Life update by Welcome to Mommyhood #paralysis

Using Montessori beads to teach the value of money

Y has gotten to that age where he wants to buy things. Pretty much any lego he sees is guaranteed to get a 'Mom, Dad, can we get it, pleeeeeaasssseee?' 

Since he doesn't really know how much things cost or what money is (also doesn't help to much that we tend to buy things online or use our debit card in stores), I wanted to create some activities that focus on teaching him how much money is actually worth. 

To do this, I created a simple activity using Montessori beads. I only used four of our coins (euro), but you can easily do this with whatever currency your country uses. 

Teaching children about money with Montessori beads by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #money #montessoriactivities
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