toddler montessori

Jan
14

Happy 2019!

Happy new year everyone. Hoping that you had a great time over the break, we are excited to be back and resume our routine. Children returned as happy as can be looking around for new activities. Since time flies by, we’ve already set up a few activities related with the Chinese New Year. The legend […]

By Helena Arranz | Language Acquisition . Montessori . Toddler
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Dec
21

Merry Christmas

Hard to believe four months of school have already passed by. Our last two weeks of the year have gone fast and so many things have happened. Snowflakes falling through the air, in my face, in my hair… (the last song we learned). Snow surprised us early last week and turned our day into a […]

By Helena Arranz | Change . Montessori . Reflection . Responsibility . Toddler
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It’s winter time

Winter has suddenly arrived to Qingdao. I guess because of that, the Christmas spirit has also invaded us. We have decorated our little Christmas tree (and class) and changed some of our art trays with holiday work like this DIY Christmas ball decoration, and Christmas lights cord. Our sensorial table has also changed to white […]

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Dec
03

Arrivals and Farewells

Arrivals are always entertaining. Children enter into the classroom full of energy, smiling and with many stories to tell. They take off backpacks and coats, change shoes, and place personal belongings in their cubbies. They are all familiarized with this routine and they enjoy chatting with friends and helping each other to get ready. Children are […]

By Helena Arranz | Uncategorized
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Nov
26

Thanksgiving Week

Last week was a week of success, there were many new additions to our routine to encourage independence and to reinforce responsibility. Children were open to the new activities and they happily committed to the tasks. Some of them baked the muffins to share with families on Friday, and others cut some apples for the […]

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Nov
18

Birthdays and more!

Our campus looks gorgeous with these yellowish colors. Fall is really amazing here in Qingdao. We walked around to admire and learn about leaves, colors and natural life cycles. We have been expanding our knowledge in areas such as language and geography as well as refining fine motor skills and increasing attention span. It is […]

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Nov
12

Busy hands, active brains

With a few children absent last week, the days ran mostly quiet in Bamboo Cottage. New activities also kept the children engaged and focused. Art is a meaningful way for self expression. The youngest are starting to pay more attention to lines, colors and design, while the older ones can already express orally what they […]

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Oct
30

Fall & Pumpkins

Last week we were reading a book called “The old lady who swallowed leaves” accompanied by a wonderful sensorial bin full of leaves, pumpkins, seeds and other seasonal nuts to explore through our touch and visual senses. Toddlers loved to put their hands into the box and play while learning vocabulary at the same time. […]

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Oct
15

Learning to listen. Learning to live together.

What busy weeks we have had! So many things have happened. Children came back from their holidays with lots of stories to tell (whether they are true or not it seems they had so much fun). We hope you all had fun together. Our group is becoming a small family, our students are already working […]

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Sep
24

Peace starts from within us

During the past two weeks we have been very busy at Bamboo Cottage. The new students are showing curiosity about the environment and materials. They are progressively embracing common rules and our daily routine. Sometimes they still show hesitation to follow the group but they are becoming more open minded. We are lucky to have these […]

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