Strawberries!

Strawberries!

Our toddler group had an outing at a local farm today to pick strawberries. 40 toddlers and 25 parents. It was a real challenge to get pictures without other children in the background! The weather was beautiful after a week of chilly rain and everyone had a blast! We started off with a wagon ride pulled by a John Deere tractor. DJ was in heaven. Each toddler was given a pint container to fill with strawberries. Yum! After a wagon…

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DIY Wall Mounted Art Easel

DIY Wall Mounted Art Easel

One of my favorite parts of DJ’s play area is the wall mounted art easel.  My husband made this for DJ for his 2nd birthday/Christmas and I can’t be happier with how it turned out.  And it has inspired a lot of free form art from DJ as he’s able to access writing tools (crayons, colored pencils, markers and paint pens) and paper whenever he wants.  He can also see art supplies like paint, glue and scissors at all times…

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Week in action

Week in action

We didn’t do as much this week but Friday in particular was a day for working on his Montessori activities. DJ has had a flower arranging activity on his shelves for awhile but doesn’t usually select it. That tray had artificial flowers, already cut to length to fit in the vase. Our neighbor gave us a bouquet of peonies. It was the perfect opportunity to teach DJ how to cut flower stems with scissors and he loved it! Without Montessori…

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