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Marnie Craycroft (Carrots Are Orange)
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Attended Wesleyan University
Lived in Seattle, WA
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Such a fun activity to do with kids! Kids live to explore and to curate materials! 
If you are looking to bring nature into your home or classroom, check out this hands on learning idea for your environment! Create a Natural History Museum!
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Facing an Obstacle with Potty Training or Simply Want to Be Prepared? 

Do you have any good #PottyTraining tips? Check out mine and the +PullUpsBigKid Big Kid Academy on the blog. #sp 

Direct link to enroll: http://ooh.li/cd28ac8

Here is a great post filled with tips on nighttime potty training.  There are also loads of resources included in the write up.
Blog post at Carrots Are Orange : In recent weeks I have written about helping children learn to go to the bathroom. I wrote with a sense of humor, about our obstacles, and o[..]
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How to Survive Watching Your Child Get Crushed on the Playground

I know. I am not alone. Maybe experiencing your child get crushed on the playground is some sort of initiation to the next level of parenting toughness, or maybe it is just a cruel way of reminding us parents that we made the decision to bring this child into the world…so we must allow him to experience it. All of it. Good and Bad. There are no short cuts.

>> http://carrotsareorange.com/watching-child-crushed-playground/
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"...when one of my colleagues, Christina Torre, offered a way to work on this—through a class in mindfulness she would teach at the Montessori school where we both work—I jumped at the opportunity." 
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100 Day Party Celebration Inspiration and Ideas! +Jeannie Partin +Kaci Hoffer +Maggie Huf +Maria Manore 
100 Day Party Celebration Ideas, Crafts for 100 Day Party, Bulletin Boards for 100 Day Party via RainbowsWithinReach
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Montessori Nature Themed Sentence Strips! #montessori   #kindergarten  
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Do you belong to a co-op?
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Are you part of a co-op?
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We joined one recently but wish there was a Montessori dedicated one! 
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What is it about superheroes? 
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Imagination is so amazing with little boys and superheroes. We like Capt America! Go figure for a military family :-) 
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Development of Mathematical Thinking:

This article outlines easy and accessible ways, supported by brain research, to bring early math learning into your home and classroom. Read: there are no flash cards or worksheets!! #montessori  #math #ece
I am completing my Montessori Math album. As I review the brain research behind why and how to teach mathematical thinking to young children, I am drawn back to an article written by Mary Schneider of Woodinville Montessori School and MEIPN. She succinctly describes why we cannot “teach” math to young children and how we [Read On]
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Take Care of my Boys & Write a Blog
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  • Carrots Are Orange
    Founder, Writer & Editor, present
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dedicated to developing our little spirits
Introduction
I write, edit and publish Carrots Are Orange. I feature Montessori ideas & activities for parents & educators to implement in the home, homeschool and classroom. I am currently getting Montessori certified which is a long way from the ten years I spent in business. I live in Seattle with my two young boys and husband.


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  • Montessori at Home
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  • Parenting
  • Social Media
  • Early Financial Literacy

My favorite hashtags:
  • #ece
  • #kidlit
  • #kbn
  • #montessori
  • #suliamoms
  • #kidsandmoney
  • #quirkymomma
  • #homeschool
  • #DIY
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  • Wesleyan University
    Economics, 1995 - 1999
  • University of Washington
    Business, 2004 - 2006
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Montessori Green Series Sentence Strips
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This Montessori Green Level Sentence Strip set includes 24 cards with images and sentence to match. Children will enjoy this work because th

Montessori Letter Formation & Tracing Guide
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This Montessori Letter Formation & Tracing Guide will assist you and your children in developing proper writing skills and technique. The gu

What Helps Kids Focus Better – and Why They Need Help
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The other day a kid rode by, texting while riding down the street on his bike. I saw a group of kids in a fast-food joint having lunch. Inst

Parents Are Digital Hypocrites | TIME.com
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Adults think they're setting limits but inadvertently teach kids to overuse gadgets

Small Types: Rockstar Authors
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I'll be honest, the discussion and voting is really pretty random and subjective. (He's too old. I've read those books too many times. This

no rules classroom
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New school year is starting for many of us. Educators create routines, daily schedules, small group experiences. We plan for wonderful books

The Imagination Tree
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creative play and learning activities for children and babies

Six Tips for Dealing with Anxiety
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We all experience anxiety at times. Occasional anxiety is natural and manageable. Unfortunately, the busy pace of modern life leaves seven o

Party supplies, crafts, party decorations, toys: Oriental Trading
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Oriental Trading carries an irresistible assortment of fun, value-priced products for every occasion. Find party supplies, novelties, toys,

Sky Blue Thank You Cards - Thank You Cards in Sailor | Hip Pocket
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Sky Blue Thank You Cards - Thank You Cards , Colorful and modern at the same time, this thank you card features your baby's name in big turq

Our Montessori Home
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Learning at home the Montessori Way

Word Family Activities for Preschoolers
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Blog post at Carrots Are Orange : I completed my Montessori language training this past week. Montessori's approach to language is brilliant

Which Senses Do Your Children Seek Out?
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Blog post at Carrots Are Orange : My older son can't get enough of tactile sensory experiences. You name it, he loves smearing it on his bod

We Have More Energy to Be Better Partners, Parents, and People
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It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own succes

How Do We Talk to Kids about Death?
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Blog post at Carrots Are Orange : We were discussing names. My 4 year old asked me to tell him his brother’s middle name. Knowing that his m

Kids & Grief
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Blog post at Carrots Are Orange : Tonight as my 2.5 year old slept peacefully I stared at him thinking of a few special people I wished so m

Simply “Be” with your Children {No Props Required}
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Blog post at Carrots Are Orange : One of the most remarkable things I observed about my sons' Nature Immersion camp was that there were no b

5 Ways to Bring Storytelling to Life in Nature
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Blog post at Carrots Are Orange : The art of oral story telling seems to be lost these days. I have fond, warm memories of story telling wit