Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Letter of the Week: Hands on Letter G activities

If you celebrate, I hope you had a lovely Christmas! We're back for the next installment of the Letter of the Week series that Amruta and I are hosting. 

Please, be sure to visit Amruta's blog Mumma Diaries and wonderful youtube channel for tons of inspirational activities! 

A note before we continue - Friday, January 1st will be another break in this series. We will continue after that on Friday, January 8th!  

Tot Labs presents hands on letter G activities for toddlers and preschoolers by Welcome to Mommyhood, #preschoolactivities, #montessoriactivities, #montessori, #handsonlearning, #letteroftheweek, #lotw, #freeprintables
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Sunday, 27 December 2015

Creating a nature table

During the winter season here, we don't really have snow. Or nice weather either. It's usually rain, and especially now that I have to use a wheelchair, it means that we stay indoors a lot more than during the summer. 

How to create a nature table by Welcome to Mommyhood #waldorf, #naturetable, #Howtocreateanaturetable, #practicallife, #finemotorskills
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Even during the periods of the year where we spend more time indoors, I want to expose my child to nature and it's beauty. One of the ways I like to do that is by creating a simple nature table. By taking some of the outdoors inside, I try to expose my kiddo to some beautiful, natural elements. 

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Playdough activities: snowman play dough mat

Y has been loving play doh lately! Play doh activities are a great way to build up fine motor skills and strengthen muscles in little ones' hands. Because we are working so hard on learning the letters of the alphabet, as well as writing, I'm also focusing on activities that develop specifically these skills on our shelves. You can read more about our Letter of the Week Series to learn more about how I am teaching Y the alphabet!


Today, I am sharing a fun, free snowman play doh mat! You can print this, laminate it, and have your little one build a snowman on it! They'll be strengthening important muscles and working on prewriting skills with this printable! It's perfect for this holiday season! 


Playdough Activities: Winter snowman play doh mat printable by Welcome to Mommyhood #freeprintables, #playdoughactivities, #homeschool, #preschoolactivities, #finemotoractivities

Christmas break for letter of the week

Happy Tuesday everyone! I'm popping in to say a quick hello and announce that this week, Letter of the Week is going on holiday! We're taking a break for Christmas preparations, and will be back next Tuesday 29 December for the next installment! This should be the last break for a long while as we continue on through the series! 


Happy Holidays everyone! 


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Friday, 18 December 2015

FREE Letter G printables and book recommendations

Another week has flown by and it's already time for this week's Letter of the Week installment! Today, I am sharing an awesome set of letter G printables! As always, these are all available for free in this post both in English and Russian! 


Tot Labs Presents: Letter of the Week- letter Gg printable pack by Welcome to Mommyhood #totlabs, #preschoolactivities, #letteroftheweek, #homeschoolactivities, #montessori, #montessoriactivities
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Free printables: Letter of the week Gg

Monday, 14 December 2015

Letter F themed activities

For this week's set of works, I chose two themes to roughly stick with - farm and fruit. Because planning for this series had actually started quite a while before we went live with it, I had thought of having our farm theme coincide with the Letter F, but eventually ended up publishing our farm unit separately because it was huge. 

This week, I chose our Letter F themed works as a review of a lot of the works we had covered during the farm theme. Some of the photos you see then will come from that unit. A lot, of course, are new! In either case, I highly recommend that you checkout my farm unit and free farm printables for tons more hands on activities! There are several wonderful science experiments that Y loved, too!


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Thursday, 10 December 2015

Letter Ff printable pack

Welcome back to the next letter in the Letter of the Week series! Today, I am sharing the newest free printable pack for the letter Ff! This pack  contains over 50 pages of wonderful printables that can help your little ones learn the alphabet! 

Y has been loving working on these activities! It's been so inspiring to watch him pick up on the letters we are covering. Funny story- last week, I noticed how much he's really getting out of it and how much he's learning when a friend came over to visit. 

His friend is about 6 and is currently learning to read at school. Of course, she's learning in Dutch, but we are doing Y's letters at home and are using my mother tongue (Russian). Y brought her some of his letter activities so they could do them together and started explaining to her what the letters were. It was so sweet, but the poor girl was so confused! 

I explained to her that the alphabet is different and some of the letters may look the same but have different sounds etc etc. Interestingly, I also learned that the kids are taught phenotic letter sounds at school here instead of the letter names, as well. 

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Free printables: Letter of the week Ff

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Letter E trays

After our short break from Letter of the Week, I'm excited to show you guys the hands on activities we did for the Letter Ee! Here's a look at several ideas for helping your little ones to learn the alphabet! 

As always, be sure to checkout all of the wonderful activities that Amruta from Mumma Diaries is sharing!


Tot Labs presents Letter of the Week: Letter Ee! Here are tons of montessori inspired hands on learning activities for the letter E! #montessori, #preschool, #handsonlearning

Monday, 7 December 2015

Sound matching jars

DIY sound containers for preschoolers by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori, #preschool, #soundcontainers

Y has been very attentive to sounds lately. Whenever an airplane flies overhead, a car drives by, something falls, etc, Y asks me 'What's that noise?'. 

Because of his interest in his sense of hearing, I created an auditory work drawing upon inspiration from the Montessori sound jars. 

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Bloggy break and Letter of the Week

So December, right? How in the world did it get here just so quickly? This month is terribly busy for us with several large celebrations. Between St Nicholas Day coming up this Saturday, to Christmas, and New Year, we have so much going on. 

That is why I'm going to be taking a sort of bloggy break this month. However, Letter of the Week will only be paused this week. Next week, I will return to the normal flow of Letter of the Week posts. Letter of the Week will also be on holiday during the week of Christmas. Other than that, you can expect it to continue. 

During my bloggy break, I will try to be around on social media, so if you have a question, don't hesitate to get in touch with me! 

I'm going to be using this time to focus on my family, as well as hopefully getting caught up with some reading and blog tasks for next year... but if I feel like it, you may see a few Christmas-y freebies on here! We'll see!
Happy Holidays! And good luck with prep! 



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