Offering choice: choosing clothes at 9 months

I read this brilliant blog post by Nicole from the Kavanaugh Report on providing meaningful choices for babies and toddlers and it really resonated with me. I want my daughter to learn that she can impact on her surroundings – that her desires are valid, and that the choices she makes are important. I don’t see why…

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Baby-friendly playdough

Each week Frida and I attend a baby sensory class for one hour. I like it because she enjoys it, but also because the class leader comes up with so many different activities for the little ones which can be replicated at home. This week the theme was “colour” and one of the activities was exploring coloured…

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The Joyful Child : Montessori for birth to three

I have just finished reading The Joyful Child: Montessori Global Wisdom for Birth to Three by Susan Stephenson, and I wanted to share a little bit about it with you. Stephenson gives lots of ideas on how to implement the Montessori philosophy at home, covering the child’s first year, and then moving onto topics including care…

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