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One of the wonderful things about Montessori education is the emphasis on global awareness right from the Primary level. Three to six year old students work with puzzle maps, experience festivals from around the world, and explore continent boxes. Second plane students continue their geography study in a hands onContinue Reading

If you’ve spent even 5 minutes on this blog, you’ll know that I make most of our Montessori materials myself. I have a new product in my store – the Montessori Equivalence Materials SVG Files – and I thought I’d compare and contrast (with specific Cricut settings) four different materialContinue Reading

Oh wow! I just realized that I’ve never blogged about my Fraction Circles and Frames! How did I miss that? I LOVE my fraction circles and frames! I have ONE shelf in our dining room for Montessori math materials, so I just don’t have space to display the large insetContinue Reading

I used free printable Pink, Blue, and Green reading series materials from The Helpful Garden with both my girls when they were learning to read. Her blog posts are SO helpful and walk you through all the different steps and why they are important. That being said, I printed whatContinue Reading

Last week I gave the impressionistic Hierarchical Material presentation to my kids and our homeschool buddies. The material consists of 7 solid shapes:– a small green cube representing one unit– a blue ten rod the size of 10 unit cubes in a line– a red hundred square the size ofContinue Reading

In my store, I have quite a selection of files to download and use with your Cricut machine. While each file is labeled with it’s most popular use, they can actually be used to make many different Montessori materials. Earlier this week someone posed a question on a Facebook group,Continue Reading

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I am thrilled to announce another item in my Montessori Bead Cabinet range. This time, I’m calling it The Flat-Pack Bead Cabinet – which makes me giggle! You already seen my other Bead Cabinet options – Print Your Own Squares and Cubes and Cut Your Own Squares and Cubes –Continue Reading

Thank you for purchasing The Flat-Pack Bead Cabinet from StarLitDay! I know you’ll love it! This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link. The videos below will help you assemble your Cubes,Continue Reading

We were playing scrabble today and I thought I’d quickly share our little hack. Funball has been playing for a while now, but at 8 years old, it’s still a challenge to keep up with an adult game. Daisy (5) is just learning to build words and having to playContinue Reading

Racks and Tubes or Test-Tube Division. A landmark elementary Montessori material. But with a price point starting at $150, and running up to $270 for a premium version, it’s not a material that’s easy to purchase for one or two homeschooling children – especially if you’re starting mid-way through yourContinue Reading