Heuristic play

Heuristic play can be described as playing with, investigating, and exploring ‘objects’ (as opposed to toys which are purpose made). It involves a number of objects and receptacles that the baby can explore, touch, and handle. Through this play they make sense of these objects and find out what they can do – for example, a ball may…

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Frida’s shelves – eight and a half months

I don’t claim to be a Montessori expert (yet! One day I hope…) but we are trying to raise and educate Frida in a Montessori way. One of the things you will find in all Montessori environments is low open shelving with developmentally-appropriate materials, objects, and work which children can help themselves to. We have…

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Getting started with cloth nappies

I am a full-on cloth nappy convert. I love them. They are greener (no landfill!), which makes them a very worthy choice. More superficially, they are also extremely colourful and cute – so much lovelier than disposables. They are also supposed to aid potty-training as they feel less dry than disposable nappies.  It also works out far,…

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