Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Letter Kk Books

Welcome back to Letter of the Week! This week's letter is K and I'm starting off by sharing our Letter K book picks! 

Before we get to those, I do want to spend a little bit of time chatting about what you will be seeing in the printables pack I am sharing on Friday for Letter K as well as future Letter of the Week printables! 

If you read my post this morning about observing the child, you will have noticed that I wrote about taking a break and really paying attention to my child. This means that I am trying to change things up a bit when it comes to our printables to provide new challenges as well as interesting activities. 

Keep an eye out for these changes! However, if you notice something missing in Friday's printables pack or would like to see something else in the printable pack, please don't hesitate to leave a comment or contact me and I will happily add those printables for you!  

Tot Labs presents Letter of the Week: Letter Kk book recommendations by Welcome to Mommyhood, #preschoolactivities, #montessoriactivities, #montessori, #handsonlearning, #letteroftheweek, #lotw, #freeprintables
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I give up: what to do when your child doesn't like the activities you present

I give up. Today, I am telling you all about how I give up. I've been noticing something happening during our homeschool lessons and activities. And I give up.

What exactly do I give up on? I give up on: 

  • stressing out about our activities 
  • pressuring my son
  • controlling his activities
  • being disappointed when our works go differently than planned
  • thinking about what I want him to do  

I've been noticing that when I set up our shelves, I have a particular image in my mind for how I expect our activities will go. I get really focused on that. After all, designing our printables, printing, laminating, setting up trays - it all takes a lot of dedication, time, and effort. It's a lot of work, and I do it with love, but my push for controlling how the works go is causing a lot of stress. 

This situation creates a lot of stress for me because my child just won't listen to me! As well as a lot of stress for my son because his mom just doesn't understand how to set up the work for him! 

I've also noticed this problem amongst readers. I've been asked before about what to do when your child won't do the work as you intended. And here's the secret: just let go and stop. Stop trying to control. Stop pushing. Just step back.  

I'm letting go. And I'm going back to the basics of Montessori: observing the child and trusting his inner teacher

What to do when your child won't do the activities you present

What to do when your child doesn't like the learning activities you set up for him/her? By Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori, #preschool, #homeschool, #earlylearning,  #montessoriactivities,

Monday, 8 February 2016

Valentine's Day Number Cards

Valentine's Day is approaching quickly! It's a fun holiday all about love and romance! I, personally, love adding a cute little theme to our holiday shelves every now and again. Today, I am sharing with you guys, a very cute Valentine's Day freebie! 

Free Valentine's Day Printables: Number Cards printable by Welcome to Mommyhood #valentinesdayactivities, #preschoolactivities, #montessori, #freeprintables

My three and a half year old loves to count! He counts everything he can! Inspired by his love of numbers at the moment, I created some Valentine's Day Number Cards. You can download your own copy for free below!

Free Valentine's Day Printables