Boston and I like to save boxes and make them into stuff. Volcanoes, rockets, jails, superhero fortresses, the possibilities are endless.
I have been reading a book that has really opened my eyes on the importance of nature in my boys’ life. Learning Is in Bloom: Cultivating Outdoor Explorations (here) taught me that the comfort, learning, sensitivity for life, sense of wonder, and calming influence that can be gained from teaching our children about nature and encouraging
Supplies: Any and all craft supplies you have on hand Any little glueable items you have (buttons, pom poms, jewels, beads, popsicle sticks, etc) An empty butter box or toilet paper roll or something you can use for the body of the rocket (or car or monster truck…whatever your little LOVES) Mod Podge or glue
PATTERNS! I have been thinking about how important they are lately. Understanding patterns can really help our littles understand the world around them. Something as simple as: I hit, someone cries, mom is mad. That is a pattern. I am hungry, I eat, I feel better. Explaining to our kids that patterns are all around us
My mom taught at Montessori Preschools for a little while, and I remember her talking about how they teach the students to love learning by teaching them through subjects they are already interested in. This idea has really stuck with me. Here are three easy ways to do this with your own kids. 1. What