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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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Water cycle and weather unit

I'm so excited to finally be sharing the full set of weather themed activities we covered with Y! It's taken me ages to collect all of the photos because we really went deep!

With large themed activities like this, I actually like to really break up the activities. I don't like to put too many works up at one time for Y onto the shelves. So even though you will be seeing all of the water cycle and weather themed activities we did do, please note that these were not all available to Y at the same time - only 4 or so at once. I also like to keep one or two works out that are not necessarily related to our  main theme.

So what did we cover? Have a look! 

Montessori activities: hands on weather printables and  activities by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori, #preschool, #scienceactivities, #totlabs, #Montessoriactivities
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Monday, 13 March 2017

Umbrella counting cards 3 ways to count

Today, I am excited to share a fun, spring themed set of printables and several ways to use them! Learning number quantity (how much a number is) can be a difficult concept for children, but it is very important to learn aside from just the number symbol we are used to writing. You can use these cute umbrella counting cards to help your child learn how much a number is! Look below for all of the fun ways these cards can be used!   

Spring activities: Umbrella number cards by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori, #preschoolactivities, #numbersactivities, #toddleractivities, #totlabs, #springactivities

I am very excited to be sharing not just how we used these fun printables, but several ways that you can create hands on activities using these cards! 

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Sunday, 12 March 2017

St Patrick's Day Salt Tray

St Patrick's Day is coming so quickly! Only less than a week away! We have used this time to get a few nice St Patrick's Day themed activities in! Today, I am sharing a nice way to practice writing using our St Patrick's Day salt tray cards! 

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