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Reviewing the CHILD Montessori Learning Tower by Woomo, minimalist, functional, beautiful and sustainable.
For the past 12 nights, Oliver went from waking up almost every hour to sleeping 12 hours a night and putting himself to sleep in the evening. What we did is something that I had sworn I’d never do: we let him cry it out (sort of, with a caring twist). And I recommend it.
The Dancers is the forth Montessori mobile that I made for Oliver and it’s also the last one: after this, we started with the series of the grasping and pulling mobiles.
Today I’ll take you around our apartment to show you how we “montessorised” it: starting at 12 months, in fact, it’s not only about your kid’s bedroom, but also about all the other environments in the the house.
This is Oliver’s first prepared environment, that stayed the same till he was 6 months old. If you’re taking the first steps into the Montessori philosophy, find out what the prepared environment is.
After the post about our prepared environment until Oliver was 6 months old, many of you asked how it evolved. So finally today I’m going to tell you just that. Prepared environment for babies 7-8 months old.
Some while ago I watched the season finale of HBO’s Girls Season 3. Hannah, whose greatest passion is to write, gets into Iowa Writer’s Workshop, at the same time as things go south with her boyfriend Adam. They split up and everybody thinks she’s going to be devastated. Instead, she goes home, looks at the admission letter from the Iowa University and smiles.
In this post I tell you what I like the best about each cloth nappy brand that I use.
Fantasy and imagination are not the same thing and because why prefer imagination to fantasy before 5-6 years old
Here’s my experience using the KidSit by Kleine Dreumes with the Stokke Xplory stroller seat.
After three years of disposable nappies, we switched to cloth nappies and washable wipes for Emily. This is how I did it.
Oggi vi acconto una storia, o più che altro un sentimento che credo molte future mamme (e papà?) provino quando scoprono che il sesso del nascituro non coincide con le aspettative di una vita.
Volevo raccontarvela prima, ma ho dovuto fare i conti prima con i sensi di colpa e un pizzico di vergogna nel dire ad alta voce una verità scomoda; poi con un pizzico in più di vergogna una volta che quel sentimento si è diradato lasciando solo l’ombra di una serata folle e – a posteriori – ridicola.
Ma prima una domanda: quando pensate ad avere un figlio, desiderate segretamente un bimbo o una bimba? Io ho sempre voluto una bimba…
Woom 2 (3-4.5 years) is a light 14″ kid bike, well thought out in every detail.
When Oliver was 10 months old, along with other changes in our prepared environment (like our beloved reading corner), we decided it was time to give Oliver a big boy bed.
When Oliver lost interest in the visual Montessori mobiles, I made this support to hang toys that he can then take to his mouth or pull and explore. This way, any toy can become a Montessori mobile!
The other day, on Peque Felicidad, I discovered that IKEA has just launched a new kid. collection, which is not only gorgeous, but also very Montessori. Of course, the first thing I did (after planning a trip to IKEA) was to sit at my computer and write about it. Here it is.
This is a home tour with photos of our new apartment, which I think we managed to furnish in a very montessori, functional, yet beautiful way.