https://videopress.com/v/uIqW16aj?preloadContent=metadata Video #1: The Montessori Rug. A little rug is great at bringing order. When we place objects on a rug they become more visible, saving us all from the painful mishap of accidentally stepping on a wooden toy! Small pieces are less likely to get lost too. https://videopress.com/v/3u6GSNF2?preloadContent=metadata Video #2: Wooden Play figures. These… Continue reading What to have in your child’s environment and why!
Apple sauce, french fries, baked asparagus, pasta, tomato sauce, oh and don't forget the oatmeal and maple syrup! We seem to be spending our time either inside cooking or outside digging and looking for worms for Tikka! Our lives are revolving around the simple wholesome task of feeding ourselves and our little pet chicken. Christina… Continue reading Peel, Cook, Bake, Blend!
Dear Friends, During these days of the Corona Virus Pandemic, I am offering to you circle times, activities, backyard adventures to hopefully inspire your day with your little one. Today we had a lot of fun with worms! Christina found two worms as I was planting succulents and she had them in her hand all… Continue reading Fun in the Mud
Memory can be a difficult muscle to strengthen. It takes dedicated time and effort. But with Lynne Kelly's book, Memory Craft, it's no longer a task. We started a memory palace a few days ago! It will be the home of all the countries in the world! It will also be an anchor for great… Continue reading Memory Palaces
As a teacher I always pondered on why children, including myself, had to fidget or draw or move while listening to a lecture. It wasn't until I did my Waldorf Teacher training that I understood why! We have systems in our body that feed information to our brain, letting our brain know where our body… Continue reading How Movement Can Make You Smarter!
I love "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep!" This movement circle puts a lot of pressure on the wrists, when the feet are being kicked up. This pressure on the joints helps with the proprioceptive system. Stimulating the proprioceptive nerves feeds information to the brain. It tells the brain where the body is in space. This permits… Continue reading Relax with “Three Bags Full”
I just love "Hickory, Dickory, Dock!" You can start this movement (video below) when your baby is very young! I started this with Christina when she was two months old! Crossing the midline is fantastic for building pathways between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. It just boils down to helping your child… Continue reading Neuro-mouse saves the day!
"Humpty Dumpty" is packed with great stimulation for the vestibular system! The vestibular system feeds information to the brain about where the body is in space. This is really important when dealing with gravity! I will admit, I have walked into a few walls so this is great for me! The vestibular system also helps… Continue reading Saved by Humpty’s Cracked Noggin!
"Peas Porridge" is wonderful for crossing the midline! The video below shows how fun and easy it can be! Who knew 9 day old soup was brain food?! "Jack Be Nimble" is great for learning to balance on one foot. Don't be afraid to fall though! Did you know that each time you fall, you… Continue reading Stir That Pot!
I couldn't help but love how my toddler was straining dog food and putting it in a bowl! She had already transferred the dog food from the dog bowl to a pot of water and then began her industrious work of removing it from the pot. You may want to place pots, strainers, bowls near… Continue reading Dog Food Anyone?!