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Bilingual Montessori Kids  I'm Isabel. Mama to a baby & a preschooler. Sharing our multilingual journey with hands-on activities & printables. We ❤️ #Montessori #childrensbooks.

PRACTICAL LIFE IN ACTION
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Last week my husband was reconstructing our front yard and my four year old was really excited to help him. When they were about to finish I went with our 13 month old to give them some support. As soon as our baby saw them working she wanted to join in🔨🔧
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My husband gave her one of his tools and she immediately started copying the movements my preschooler was doing. It was so amazing to see the two girls helping daddy and such a joyful moment to see what our baby is capable of 👶💪
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Does your partner also includes your kids in practical life activities like building or putting together pieces of furniture?
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VIDA PRÁCTICA EN ACCIÓN
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La semana pasada mi esposo estaba re construyendo la entrada de la casa y mi hija de 4 años le estaba ayudando. Cuando les faltaba poco para terminar decidí salir con la bebe para ver como iba el trabajo. Cuando salimos la bebé que tiene 13 meses estaba desesperada por ayudarles. Así que mi esposo le dio una de sus herramientas y ella empezó a copiar los movimientos que mi hija mayor estaba haciendo. Fue tan bonito ver a las dos niñas concentradas en este trabajo.

Happy follow Friday!
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Today I'm excited to share with you four Montessori accounts I really admire:
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@voilamontessori is full of Montessori wisdom. She shares really inspiring and simple activity ideas you cannot miss.
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@gabrielle_plenty.of.trays is a Montessori mom sharing fun activity ideas for young kids.
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@pickapegdoll I just discovered her account and I have to say she has the most adorable peg dolls you have to check.
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@montessorimaterialsbyrequest shares beautiful views of her Montessori classroom, activities and beautiful materials.

My preschooler had so much fun with this taste safe forest themed writing tray last week. She spent over an hour writing and pretend playing ❤️
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We used a taste safe mud recipe I came up with two years ago (🔗 to the recipe in bio) and the beautiful forest animal figurines from @bullyland_germany 🦊🐗
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Have you ever used fun stuff instead of salt for writing trays?
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Mi hija se divirtió muchísimo con esta actividad para escribir con animales del bosque. Usamos una receta que me inventé hace dos años y figuritas de animales del bosque. Y estuvo más de una hora escribiendo y jugando con los animalitos! 🐗🦊

"Woof woof" were Sofia's second words (the first one was milk in Spanish to ask me to nurse 😂).
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Saying that this girl adores dogs is an understatement. She could play the whole day with our beagle and she can spot a dog everywhere.🐕
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That's why when her grandfather asked a month ago what should he get her for her birthday we told him to get her this book. And I'm so glad we did because it has been a big hit with both girls. DOG is a gorgeous touch and feel book with real photos (link to the book in bio).
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Sofia often takes the book from our book shelves and spends a good amount of time changing the pages and touching all the different textures (you can see more in my stories). -
Do you have a kid who enjoys reading books?
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"Woof woof" fueron las segundas palabras de Sofia. Desde que nació ha pasado tiempo con nuestro beagle y esta obsesionada con los perros. -
Por eso cuando su abuelo pregunto que podía regalarle para su cumpleaños le pedimos este libro. Y ha sido un gran éxito. Sofía se sienta a leerlo todos los días tocando las diferentes texturas que tienen sus páginas y diciendo woof woof un millón de veces mientras mira las fotos de los perros (puedes ver más fotos del libro en mis historias y puedes encontrar el link del libro en mi perfil).
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Isn't it absolutely amazing what small children are capable of if we just give them the chance?❤️
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Here is my 13 month old cutting a zucchini with a crinkle cutter. I gave her the cutter for the first time last week and she was really frustrated but kept trying. Today I was making lunch and invited her to help me🤦
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At first I was only planning to let her wash the vegetables but then she wanted to help me cutting so I gave her the cutter again. She was so proud when she was finally able to cut the zucchini that she just didn't want to stop anymore🍆
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You can read more about how to include toddlers in cooking on my blog (link on profile)📖
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Do you let your young children help you in the kitchen? Would you allow your 13 month old to help you with cooking?👶
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Es increíble todo lo que los niños pueden hacer si les damos la oportunidad❤️
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Aquí está mi hija de 13 meses cortando un zucchini. La primera vez que le ofrecí usar este cortador fue la semana pasada y al principio estaba muy frustrada intentándolo 🤦
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Hoy cuando fui a hacer el almuerzo la invite a ayudarme. Mi idea era solo dejarla lavar los vegetales pero luego cuando empecé a cortarlos ella quería ayudarme. Así que le di su cortador y la dejé intentar nuevamente. No se imaginan como se puso de feliz cuando por fin logro cortar el Zucchini🍆🍠
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Dejarías que tu hijo de 13 meses te ayudará en la cocina? 👶

Every week I take my preschooler to the library. We have been going to the library since she was 1.5 year old and it has become one of our most treasured traditions❤️
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We usually select a theme for the month and get lots of books around that theme and then some story books, board games and anything else my daughter choose📖📕
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We live in Germany but we are lucky to find tons of story books in English. Sadly there are only a handful of books in Spanish but we still enjoy them all🇨🇴🇩🇪
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Here are some of the books we took this weekend. To be honest we took more than 10 books, 2 audiobooks, one board game and one documentary in DVD 😍
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Do you ever take your kids to the library?
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Todas las semanas llevó a mi hija a la biblioteca. Fue una tradición que empezamos cuando ella tenía un año y medio y se ha vuelto una de esas cosas que disfrutamos juntas.❤️
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Alguna vez has llevado a tus hijos a la biblioteca?

Happy Friday! Today I'm sharing an amazing account I discovered recently. Nuria is a bilingual homeschooling mom and shares wonderful activities ideas and her insights about homeschooling kids in Spanish and English 😍 Make sure to stop by @ourcasasweetcasa for some bilingual inspiration.
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Regram from @ourcasasweetcasa This week’s poetry teatime with Spanish poetry, an adorable picture book and some “quesitos” (Puertorican cheese turnover) 👌🏼
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This week has been about slowly trying to piece back our routine after the unexpected chaos that was last week. Even today did not go as expected, but the real question is why does that even surprise me any more 😂
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I like easing into our poetry teatime with a picture book to get everyone’s attention and just look at the beautiful illustrations. Today it was Patricia Polacco’s “Mommies say Shh”.
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Then it was on to our collection of poems in Spanish “Todo es canción” by Alma Flor Ada, which is so lovely and simple. My girls requested we always include it until we read the whole book. Spanish book find in Thriftbooks, by the way 🙌
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Here’s hoping next week goes just a smidge more as expected and yearned 🙏 A homeschool mom can hope. - #regrann

I'm excited to share this new black and white printable book with you!
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Actually I made these Montessori inspired cards last year when my second daughter was about six months but I never had the chance to upload them to the blog. Until today.
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Our baby loved looking at this book during tummy time and even when she was crawling around the house.
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When I made this cards I knew my 4 year old was going to ask me to make some for her. So keeping her ( and your older children) in mind I made two more designs for older children. You can print them, put them on a frame (or laminate them) and put them in their bedroom or on their desk.
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You can download these cards now on the blog (Link on profile).
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Do you ever make your own materials or toys for your kids?

We went to the forest last weekend and picked up some fern. We pressed and dried some of it and we used the rest to make beautiful prints and learn 🎨📖🔎 (link to this book we absolutely love is on my profile).
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Have you ever used fern to make prints?
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La semana pasada fuimos al bosque y cogimos algunos helechos. Los trajimos a la casa y prensamos algunos. El resto de ellos los usamos para pintar y para aprender.
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Alguna vez has usado helechos para pintar con tus hijos?

4 MUST HAVE TOYS FOR 1 YEAR OLDS
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Have you ever bought a toy for your kid just to put it on the basement storage a few months later because they will play with everything but their toys? When I had my first daughter I often bought toys she couldn't care less about 🤷.
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Then I learned about Montessori and learned that with young children less is more. Now we only have a handful of toys but we love the toys we have ♥️.
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These are the 4 toys that my 13 month old daughter is loving right now👶. You can read more about them on my latest post "5 Tips to Set up a Montessori Learn and Play Space" (🔗link on profile).
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What are your kids favorite toys right now?
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Alguna vez has comprado un regalo para tu hij@ para luego terminar guardándolo en el sótano porque no lo voltean a mirar?🤷
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A mí me pasó mucho esto con mi primera hija. Luego aprendí sobre Montessori y me di cuenta que con los niños (y creo que con los adultos también) menos es más. Ahora solo tenemos unos pocos juguetes pero amamos todo lo que tenemos♥️.
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Aquí están los juguetes preferidos de mi bebé a los 13 meses👶. Puedes leer más sobre ellos en mi último post (🔗en mi perfil).
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Cuáles son los juguetes preferidos de tu niñ@ en este momento?

How Amazing is this Anatomy and Life Cycle of a Mushroom Set up by @thisfrenchmom ?
If you love nature themed activities for kids (which I guess you do) then you need to follow this amazing mom! She shares the most amazing activities ideas and she is account is really inspiring. #followfriday

Regrann from @thisfrenchmom - Anatomy and life cycle of a mushroom 🍄
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Since we did some mushroom counting last week and talked about different types of mushrooms I figured we would talk about parts of a mushroom and its life cycle.
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I made a felt puzzle and added some white pompoms for spores. This awesome idea is from @howweplayandlearn! Check Vicki's page for more amazing ideas! I used clothespins instead of tongs as I couldn't find our tongs (it's probably still somewhere in a box 😅). The french printables are from the Crapouillotage-Montessori blog and the book is Nature Anatomy. We went outside to try to find some mushrooms (there always are mushrooms) but couldn't find any!! So instead I printed a couple realistic photos!

TASTE SAFE INVITATION TO PAINT AND MIX PRIMARY COLORS
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This week my 4 year old was painting with finger paints and our baby really wanted to join her but she wouldn't stop trying to eat the paint👶.
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I wanted to provide her with a safe alternative so today my preschooler and I made paint with flour and food colorant while the baby was napping (see the process and recipe on my stories)🎨. -
To make it more exciting for my preschooler I included the bilingual version of Mouse paint / Pintura de ratón (link On profile) and invited her to mix colors🐁🐁🐁.
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We all read the book before painting and they both had a great time painting.
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Have you ever made your own paint?
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Está semana mi hija de 4 años estaba pintando y nuestra bebé quería pintar con ella pero no dejaba de comerse la pintura.
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Como quería ofrecerle una alternativa para pintar a mi bebé hoy hicimos pintura con harina y colorantes de comida (puedes mirar la receta paso a paso en mis historias).
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Y para mi hija de cuatro años incluí el libro de pintura de ratón y la invite a mezclar los colores.
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Alguna vez has hecho tu propia pintura?

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