Introducing knobbed cylinders

For Christmas, my mum bought Frida a set of mini knobbed cylinders. I’m not sure exactly which ones they are as I didn’t choose them, but this set looks the same. Knobbed cylinders are a traditional Montessori material, used to develop a child’s sensory awareness as well as problem solving skills and fine motor skills.…

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Practical life: baking chocolate and banana cake 

Frida and I did some baking this morning. I’ve got yet another virus, and so wanted to do something which would allow us to stay indoors and keep Frida engaged (and, um, satisfy my craving for something with chocolate).  Frida was involved in every step of the baking process, and it made me realise how…

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Impromptu colour learning 

I wanted to share a little story from a few days ago, when Frida was painting in the afternoon. We do a lot of painting and drawing at the moment, art is definitely one of Frida’s favourite activities.  (You’ll have to excuse the quality of the photos accompanying this post – in London it gets…

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