Saturday, 18 February 2017

Fine motor activities for tots

My sister in law recently asked me to create some printables and materials for her daughter, a toddler. I'm so excited to have a younger kiddo to create works for, and I have to admit, I got a little bit carried away. In this article, I wanted to share a few simple ideas for tray activities you can set up for toddlers to work on fine motor skills and pincer grasp. 

These types of activities were a lot of fun for Y when he was about two, two and a half years old. He craved works that involved his hands, fine motor skills, practical life activities. If I were to go a day without creating new practical life works for him, he would gather the materials himself (from the kitchen) and create his own works. Seriously guys, the kiddo would grab the dried beans, two bowls and a spoon and would spend twenty minutes spooning at his table. Or pouring water from one cup to another. He loved these types of activities! Loooved! 

So! Today, I wanted to share a few fun ideas for working on strengthening little hands! 

Fine motor activities for toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori, #toddleractivities, #preschoolactivities, #finemotor, #montessoriactivities, #practicallife

Friday, 17 February 2017

Water cycle printables

Y has just been so curious about so many things lately. Recently, we finally received our first bit of snow! Y was very intrigued by it even though he found the weather really a bit too cold. 

Seeing the snow, he instantly had so many questions for me - where does snow come from? How does it come to the ground? Why? How? Why? Why? Why? The questions coming from a four year old can really be quite endless. I love to be able to answer his questions and feed his curiosity. 

However, I didn't have all of the answers straight away, so I put together a lovely weather and water cycle themed unit to be able to explain to where snow and rain come from. I really enjoyed putting these lovely materials together. 

Psst! The fun bit is this was a part of a larger weather themed unit! In a few days, I will be sharing our hands on learning activities, how we used all of these fun materials, and all of our weather themed activities! Be sure to check back! 

Water cycle printables from Welcome to Mommyhood #scienceactivities, #montessoriactivities, #montessori, #preschoolactivities, #preschool,

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Everything you need for the perfect Momtessori Inspired Africa Unit Study

We absolutely loved our Africa themed units when we explored the continent a while back. I have been planning on doing another exploration of Africa soon. I really am so excited for setting up fun, Africa themed activities again. I am a bit of a history geek after all, which makes researching countries and different cultures just all the more fun! 

Today, I want to share some of the wonderful Africa themed activities, materials, and printables already available to help you put together the perfect Africa unit study! 

Montessori activities: Africa themed activities and printables by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori, #montessoriactivities, #preschoolactivities, #3to6 #africaunit #printables, #perschoolactivities

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Weather pin poking printables

Phew! We have been working hard on thematic units again lately! I'm really enjoying putting together units again, with materials covering a range of subjects within each unit - ranging from practical life to science to writing. It's a lot of fun for me to make, but I also see that Y becomes quite interested in topics and likes to explore them more in depth in this way.

Yesterday, I shared the works on butterfly theme. Today, I want to give an introduction to the other large unit we have covered this month - our weather theme. These are our fun Weather Push Pin activities! 

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Hands on butterfly themed learning activities

It's time for another post for the 12 months of Montessori series! I'm so excited to be sharing how we used all of our fun butterfly themed printables to create hands on activities! This month's theme is spring so be sure to visit all of the other wonderful bloggers participating in this series!

Butterfly life cycle unit by Welcome to Mommyhood #lifecycleactivities, #montessori, #Montessoriactivities, #preschoolactivities, #springactivities, #12monthsofmontessori