Updated: Apr 22
It is FINALLY looking more like spring! We encourage you to spend some time reading your favorite Dr. Seuss book and celebrate his birthday. In addition, this month we celebrate St. Patrick's birthday too. If you are Irish, you may want to take some time to teach your children some of your family's history and, for everyone, try some new Irish food and/or traditions.
We have some great resources this month to talk about yesterday, today, and tomorrow. These concepts can sometimes be difficult for little ones to understand. Download our workbook, and project worksheets and participate in our 30-day reading challenge (enter to win a free book when you submit our Google sheet).
Montessori is about learning naturally through play and observation. At Casa Montessori, as a family-owned and operated company, we also know the importance of working (and playing) together as a family. We believe in encouraging families to play together, make memories and have adventures.
You can also find our adventures on our social media platforms. We would LOVE to see your family's adventure. Upload some pictures to your social media platforms and tag us and use the hashtag #casafamilyfun We will keep an eye out! You can also encourage your friends to join our Family Fun Adventures too. They will be so glad that you did.
The staff of Casa Montessori Preschool.
Weekend Family Fun Challenge
Help your preschooler learn the difference between YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW. Click the link below to download our YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW WORKBOOK.
Casa Montessori Reading List
Join our NEW 30-day reading challenge. You can start your challenge off with the books listed below or just choose some of the books you have at home. The goal is to read a book every day. We have a 30-day reading challenge worksheet for you to download with the very unique places to read, people to read with and book subjects you can read about. Once you have completed a "challenge" enter the information into a Google Form (CLICK HERE) and then submit it to be entered in to win one of the books below (the title is a SUPRISE!).
BOOK #1: Ariba
Written by Masha Manapov
Marcus’ joy over a new pair of shoes reminds his grandfather of an old story about a boy named Ariba and his adventure-loving shoes. Every time Ariba put his shoes on, something crazy would happen. Once they even took him climbing to the peak of the yellow mountain! But one day, Ariba decides he’s going to move from his small village to the city on the other side of the mountains. When he arrives, he buys all new things–including a new pair of shoes. His new life has no room for the old pair. And yet, wouldn’t you know it? No matter what he does, the shoes keep finding their way back to him...
BOOK #2: Tomorrow Is Near But Today Is Here
Written by Asaf Rozanes
Like many of us, Mia worries too much yet when we let worry cloud our minds we miss out on all the amazing things that happen here and now...
BOOK #3: My Mother’s Pearls Written by Catherine Myler Fruisen
A young girl loves to help her mother dress up while listening to the story of her pearls, which have been passed down for generations from mother to daughter on her wedding day.
BOOK #4: Stitchin' and Pullin'
Written by Patricia McKissack
For generations, the women of Gee’s Bend have made quilts to keep a family warm, as a pastime accompanied by sharing and singing or to memorialize loved ones. Today, the same quilts hang on museum walls as modern masterpieces of color and design. Inspired by these quilts and the women who made them, award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack traveled to Alabama to learn their stories. The lyrical rite-of-passage narrative that is the result of her journey seamlessly weaves together the familial, cultural, spiritual, and historical strands of life in this community
Helpful Articles and Resources
Why make-believe play is an important part of childhood development
By Tracy Gleason
Visit any preschool classroom during free play and you will likely see a child pretending to be someone else. Make-believe play is a ubiquitous part of early childhood. And beyond being fun for kids, pretending and other kinds of imaginative play are also believed by some to be critical to healthy child development.
Make-believe you and your preschooler are garden fairies! Click the link below to visit our website, read our blog, and download the "Make Your Own Four Seasons Costume" worksheet. Tell us how fun it was! Click the link to download your free