Bilingual Baby – Getting the Most from Digital Resources
A guide to the best online resources for helping your little one learn a second language.
Bilingual Baby – How to Choose the Best Second Language Books
Books and literature are an important part of the bilingual home, particularly when introducing the language for the first time. However choosing the right books can be daunting, especially if you don't speak the second language fluently. These tips will get you started with second language children's books.
The Mother Load – 3 Simple Ways To Avoid Mom Burnout
The long months of pregnancy give you plenty of time to prepare for motherhood, right? You know what’s coming; sleepless nights, toxic nappies, rounds and rounds of bottles and unimaginable love that makes it all worthwhile. But that’s not all that’s coming – motherhood comes with a heavy load! My Two AM Companion Another companion arrives with your newborn. This companion comes to stay whenever it likes and is very hard to evict. It is the Whisperer. It whispers in your ear constantly; tales of woe, worst case scenarios, dreadful doubts. It screams insecurities at you, second-guesses all of your decisions, undermines you when you thought you had everything under…
Bilingual Baby – Using Songs and Signs to Introduce a Second Language
Songs should be an important part of your home especially if you're learning a second language. This week we are looking at how simple sign language can help
How To Create a Montessori Room – The Prepared Environment From 1 -3 Years
Four key principles to keep in mind when designing a Montessori Room for your home.
Outdoor Activities with Infants this Summer
Six fun, safe and sensory rich ways to make the most of the great outdoors with babies who insist on putting everything in their mouth!
Bilingual Baby – How To Introduce A Second Language At Home
Welcome to the first of our five part series on using Montessori to introduce a second language to your infant. In this post we will be examining if it is possible to raise a bilingual child when neither parent is fluent in a second language.
Montessori Materials at 10 months
The Montessori Toys and Materials we have been using with our ten month old son, what worked, what didn't and how you can do Montessori at home with a Baby.
A Loss and An Arrival
This is a hard post for me to write. It was originally drafted a few weeks ago and titled ‘Life in the Coop’ and it was intended to document our first few months of life with our chickens. Sadly two weeks ago, one of our lovely chickens passed away. Betty was a beautiful, young Cuckoo Maran who joined us at the start of the year. When we got chickens I was totally unprepared for how attached I would become to them! I assumed that since they weren’t ‘pets’ who would live in my house and join me on the sofa when Fred was out I wouldn’t get to know them…
Treasure Baskets 8-10 Months
An overview of the Montessori Inspired Treasure Baskets that we offered Alfie between 8 and 10 months.