Rhythm in the Home: Our morning time rhythm + favourite resources

“Morning time” is one of the topics I get the most questions and requests for more information about, so I thought I would give you a deeper look into our morning time rhythm and our favourite resources. What is “morning time”? Morning time refers to a period of time we spend reading books and exploring…

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The Peaceful Home part V: 10 reasons I don’t use punishments (and what I do instead)

I am often asked about my view on punishments, and why we don’t use them. I hope this blog post sheds some light on why we choose not to use punishments and aim for a gentler, more respectful path when it comes to discipline. Ten reasons why I don’t use punishments: 1. I choose to…

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Learning to read and write the Montessori way: Introducing the moveable alphabet

I recently decided to bring out the moveable alphabet that I have had sitting in a cupboard upstairs for a while and introduce it to Frida. If you’re not familiar with it, the moveable alphabet is a brilliant Montessori material which recognises that most children will be able to start spelling out words long before…

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Learning French: The start of our journey

Bonjour! I have mentioned a few times that I have started to teach French to Frida, and I have received quite a few questions and requests for more information. I hope you find this post useful! I want to caveat this post by saying that I’m essentially making this up as I go along, but…

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Beautiful Books: Gerda Muller

At the moment Frida can’t get enough of Gerda Muller’s books. I’m not surprised – Muller’s books are amazing. They all have a strong focus on the seasons and the natural world, featuring ponds, woods, gardens, farms, and balconies full of plants. They reflect a slower pace of childhood where children spend their holidays helping…

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The Peaceful Home Part III: Rethinking food and mealtimes

If there’s one topic which has the potential to worry even the most laid-back parent, I’m pretty sure it’s food. An empty plate and a tummy full of vegetables can leave us feeling pleased and relieved; an untouched plate and a tummy with just a few chips in can make us feel (wrongly) like failures.…

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Exploring Nature With Children: Grasses 

We have recently started using the Exploring Nature With Children curriculum. It’s a brilliant resource with weekly nature walk inspiration, extension activity ideas, and a list of secondary materials including poems, art works, fiction and non-fiction book lists, and classification information. We are unlikely to follow it strictly every week, but it’s a brilliant source…

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Meet the Mother: Amy Dorsch

I am delighted to be sharing this interview series with you, where I will be talking to a different woman every fortnight about parenting, motherhood, their daily rhythm and what makes a beautiful childhood. So without further ado, let’s meet the mother… This week, I’d like to welcome Montessori teacher, school founder, and mother of…

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