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Birth to Three

Free Montessori-Friendly Music PDFs from TpT

 

Free Montessori-friendly music PDFs from TpT! (Listed in no particuar order; I added recommendations for age appropriateness.)

1. Teach your child some of the string instruments with this preschool friendly string instrument coloring book PDF, from Preschool Prodigies Playground. (Recommended f0r ages five and up and children who know capital letters.) 

2. Make your own Chinese gong from recycled materials PDF! "This is a great activity for Chinese New Year, Earth Day (all materials involved are recycled) or as part of a lesson on world cultures,…

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Birth to Three

Montessori-Friendly Poetry Activities and Inspiration

Here are 15 hand-picked--by me--Montessori-friendly poetry posts, PDFs, and Pinterest boards that I found and recommend for writers and readers, ages four to five and up.

How-to and inspiration (for parents and home-educators): 

  • Poetry Month Success: Ideas Teaching Poetry in the Elementary Classroom. 
  • Materials for Teachers from Poets.org: "Since 1996, we’ve been providing online resources to teachers to help them bring poetry to the classroom. Here you’ll find poetry lesson plans, essays about teaching, a glossary of poetry terms, and more. And our lesson plans, most of which…
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Birth to Three

 

Today I am sharing five Montessori-friendly picture books that I recommend for the preschool age group (and maybe a few toddlers); and I am linking to each book to its page on Goodreads: )

I will list them in no particular order (but I do have a favorite, which I will mention LAST in the list). Each book is new, and was found at my local library in the new kids books section, and each has 32 pages. 

What is a Montessori-friendly picture book? It is a fiction or non-fiction book (typically for three to six-year-olds) that introduces young children to the real world in all its variations (and not adult-created fantasy). From these realistic variations, children can use their own imagination and creativity.

Everywhere, Wonder by Matthew Swanson, illustrated by Robbi Behr:…

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Birth to Three

 

Dear Lisa, 

I worked with you a few months ago on Montessori environment for my 2 boys (now 36 months & 19 months old).  We kind of concluded that they were still too young for the room I was trying to set them up for (a very large room divided by open-back shelves & one gate for access in between the "infant" and "toddler" areas of the room). …

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