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Montessori Grammar Bundle

Years ago I placed the Montessori Grammar Symbols on our shelves for the first time.  Dinomite was six years old and ready to begin his grammar journey.

Bulldozer, his younger brother was four years old at the time.  He had severe delays in fine motor skills and couldn't write at all.  His reading skills were limited to letter identification. 

But when he saw the Montessori Grammar Symbols, he just had to use them!  

This made perfect sense as Bulldozer is autistic and was obsessed with shapes and colors at the time.  

I just didn't realize how much three dimensional colored shapes would influence his learning.

By the age of five, Bulldozer was diagramming sentences, so long as words and sentences were read aloud, he had visual supports (pictures), and he could use the grammar symbols.

He could tell you the word and definition associated with each symbol without hesitation.  And this was the boy who could speak two to three word utterances up until three and a half years old.

It was amazing.

Through that experience I learned so many things.

I learned what it truly means to "follow the child" even when it makes absolutely no sense.

I realized that even though a child struggles to read or write, he can be successful in other language areas like grammar with the proper supports.

Most importantly, I realized that the Montessori Method is for EVERY child, especially my Bulldozer.

Needless to say, the Montessori Grammar Symbols have a special place in my heart.  I can't help but smile every time I see them on our shelves.

The Montessori Grammar Bundle

As my boys progress in their grammar journey, I've realized it's time for new work on our shelves. 

This led me to create an amazing 398 page Montessori Grammar Bundle.

Some activities are review for my boys, others teach more in depth concepts not yet introduced.

The Montessori Grammar Bundle is designed for ALL children in Montessori preschool and elementary classrooms.

Montessori Grammar Bundle

The Montessori Grammar Bundle is divided up into ten sections:

  • Montessori-inspired Intro to Grammar Printable Pack
  • Montessori Grammar: Nouns Printable Pack
  • Montessori Grammar: Articles Printable Pack
  • Montessori Grammar: Adjectives Printable Pack
  • Montessori Grammar: Pronouns Printable Pack
  • Montessori Grammar: Verbs Printable Pack
  • Montessori Grammar: Adverbs Printable Pack
  • Montessori Grammar: Prepositions Printable Pack
  • Montessori Grammar: Conjunctions Printable Pack
  • Montessori Grammar: Interjections Printable Pack
And as an added bonus you will also receive the Montessori Environment Word Strips Printable Pack which includes five sets of themed cards:
  • Farm
  • Construction
  • Space
  • Dinosaurs
  • Home

This is truly an incredible bundle that breaks down every concept into its simplest terms and builds from there.

Let's take an even closer look at all that's included!

Montessori-inspired Intro to Grammar Printable Pack

Montessori-inspired Intro to Grammar Printable Pack

This 59 page printable pack includes all you need to introduce the Montessori Grammar Symbols for the first time.  Whether you're looking for nomenclature cards, clip cards, a book activity, matching game or sorting, it's included.  It it even includes coloring pages!

My favorite activities include the Grammar Symbol Who Am I? cards and the Grammar Symbols Explanation Sorting Activity.  Have you ever wondered why the Montessori Grammar Symbols are the colors and shapes that they are?  All of the answers were here in easy terms with pictures that kids can understand.

Montessori Grammar: Nouns Printable Pack

Montessori Grammar: Nouns Printable Pack

This 106 page printable pack is incredible!  Everything you could possibly need to teach nouns is included.

  • History of Names
  • People, Places and Things
  • Singular vs. Plural Nouns
  • Masculine vs. Feminine Nouns
  • Gender Neutral and Diminutive Nouns
  • Collective Nouns
  • Common vs. Proper Nouns
  • Concrete vs. Abstract Nouns

This printable pack alone provides you with years of learning!

The best part is that every concept is broken down so it's easy to learn and understand.  Oh and did I mention it includes beautiful true to life pictures that help reinforce concepts for those who need visual prompts?  It really does have everything!

Montessori Grammar: Article Printable Pack

Montessori Grammar: Articles Printable Pack

One might think there's not much to learn about when it comes to articles, but there most definitely is!  This 23 page printable pack walks students through the difference between "a" and "an" and when to use each.  It also introduces when to use the word "the" and provides beautiful clip cards for children to practice their newly learned skills.

Oh and I can't forget to mention the shape cards provided for cutting practice, art practice and pin poking!  

Montessori Grammar: Adjectives Printable Pack

Montessori Grammar Adjectives Printable Pack

This 28 page bundle builds upon concepts taught in the Montessori Nouns and Articles Printable Packs tying the Noun Family together. 

It also breaks down adjectives, defining them by type.  And of course it provides beautiful printables with true to life images to practice with!

Montessori Grammar: Pronouns Printable Pack

Montessori Grammar Pronouns Printable Pack

The 27 page Pronoun Printable Pack introduces each type of pronoun and provides you with word strips for each one.  

It also covers
  • Personal Pronouns
  • Noun and Pronoun Relations
  • Verb and Pronoun Relations
Rest assured you're provided with plenty of practice through activities in this printable pack.
Montessori Grammar: Verbs Printable Pack

Montessori Grammar: Verbs Printable Pack

When I think about learning verbs, my memories instantly flash back to high school and college Spanish classes.  Let's face it, verbs are an incredibly complex concept to teach!  This 91 page printable pack is here to help.

It covers so many topics, some of which include:
  • Verb Commands
  • The Noun Family and Verb Relationship
  • Verb Tenses
All are broken down to simplest terms with a variety of activities to reinforce each concept.

Montessori Grammar: Adverbs Printable Pack

Montessori Grammar: Adverbs Printable Pack

Adverbs may seem small and insignificant compared to other aspects of grammar, but we feel they're equally important and have dedicated a 15 page printable pack to them.  

This printable pack teaches about how, when, where and to what extent adverbs.  It covers the verb and adverb relationship and concludes with fabulous grammar symbol images and outlines.

Montessori Grammar: Prepositions Printable Pack

Montessori Grammar: Prepositions Printable Pack

The Prepositions Printable Pack provides you with 18 pages of resources that tie together the noun article, verb and preposition.  It's the prefect way to help a student build upon concepts he's already learned and apply new concepts.

Montessori Grammar: Conjunction Printable Pack

Montessori Grammar: Conjunctions Printable Pack

This 15 page printable pack introduces conjunctions.  It helps students learn how to use them between noun family phrases.  Not only are example phrases provided, but also blank strips with grammar symbols so students can make up their own.

Montessori Grammar: Interjections Printable Pack

Montessori Grammar: Interjections Printable Pack

This 18 page printable pack is dedicated to helping students understand what interjections are and how to use them.  Whether you're looking for simple nomenclature cards or word and sentence match up cards, this printable pack has them!


Montessori Grammar: Environment Word Strips Bundle

Montessori Grammar Environment Word Strips Bundle

As with most of my bundles, the Montessori Grammar Bundle comes with a fun bonus.  For those who enjoy the Grammar Farm, you'll be pleased to know that we have created word strips for that environment as well as four additional grammar environments. These include:
  • Construction
  • Space
  • Dinosaurs
  • Home
No matter your students interests there's something for everyone!

The Montessori Grammar Bundle includes so many incredible resources for the classroom and can be yours today for 75% OFF.

But don't wait. It will only be available through Tuesday, December 11th at 11:59 PM EST.  After that it will be gone forever and you'll have to buy each part of the bundle individually at full price.

There are so many ways to use all of the contents included!

Get your Montessori Grammar Bundle today!

Black Friday Sale 2018

When it comes to holiday shopping, Black Friday is the busiest day of the year, and often has the best sales prices you can find.

This year it's my goal to give Montessori teachers and parents the best gift ever, the ultimate Black Friday Sale on Montessori printables from Every Star Is Different!

If you've been waiting for a product to show up as our "Deal of the Week" or missed out on one of our monthly promotions, this sale is going to make your day!

If you've been unable to afford printables due to their price tag or are new to Every Star Is Different you are going to be so happy.


Black Friday Sale

Yes, you read that right.

Everything is 50% OFF.

This includes all of our individual products.

It also includes following bundles:

Montessori-inspired Back-to-School Bundle Montessori-inspired Language Bundle Montessori-inspired Art and Music Bundle Montessori-inspired Holidays Around the World Bundle

But know this sale won't last forever!

It's for a very limited time.

The Black Friday Sale starts at 12:00 AM EST on Thursday, November 22nd and goes through Saturday, November 24th at 11:59 PM EST.

That means you have only three days to grab everything you want.

I know you're busy.

I know you're starting to think about the holiday season and gift giving.

But this is an amazing opportunity to grab everything you've ever wanted from my store, including some amazing bundles you may have missed.

Go to the Every Star Is Different Shop and purchase your printables today for an amazing 50% OFF!

Gift Ideas for Dad

It's that time of year again!  Jason, my husband, has put together a fabulous set of Gift Ideas for Dad aka his Christmas wish list.

And even if some of the categories like Universal Studios and The College of William & Mary are very specific, it's easy to think about what future vacations your family may be going on and where the special man in your life went to school.

Gift Ideas for Dad

Let's take a closer look at his ideas!

Our family is heading to Universal Studios at the end of January. This is our big family Christmas gift.  The boys had such a fun time there with me in September that Jason became a little jealous. Needless to say he wants to make sure he has lots of fun when he goes.  Vacations always give Jason the best excuse to buy new t-shirts and other clothing items which he's always in desperate need of.  And of course what would The Wizarding World of Harry Potter be like without your own wand?  

Gift Ideas for Dad-Universal Studios

Interactive Sirius Black Wand

E.T. T-Shirt-Adult Size Large

Harry Potter Gryffindor Baseball Cap

Jurassic Park T-Shirt Black

Harry Potter Weasley's Wizard Wheezes T-Shirt

Marvel X-Men Zip Up Hoodie

Returning to Virginia to live last year has definitely brought back a lot of memories from college.  I think the fact that we return to Williamsburg, VA for regular weekend getaways also adds to the nostalgia.  It only seems appropriate to be proud of your alma mater.
Gift Ideas for Dad-William & Mary

William & Mary Alumni License Plate Frame

William & Mary Winter Hat

William & Mary Keychain

William & Mary Baseball Cap

William & Mary Scarf

William & Mary Hoodie Sweatshirt

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Jason loves cooking and pretty much anything to do with really great food.  We share cooking responsibilities and both enjoy our time in the kitchen.  Jason can't wait to try out these new items!
Gift Ideas for Dad-Cooking

The Indian Cooking Course

Made in India

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Natural Sea Salt Sampler

Laxmi Indian Spice Pack-5 Spices

MiToo Coffee Warmer

One of our favorite ways to celebrate the end of the week is to curl up on the couch when the kids go to bed and watch a good movie.  This list includes superhero movies that the boys don't like that he does, and a few others he's been wanting for a while.
Gift Ideas for Dad-Movies

Captain America: Civil War Blu-ray

Spider-Man: Homecoming Blu-ray

The Planet Earth Collection Blu-ray

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Collection 7 DVD

The Princess Bride (Criterion Collection Blu-ray)

A Hard Day's Night Criterion Collection Blu-ray/DVD

Music has become a part of everyday life for Jason as he works from home at the computer for several hours a day.  He has completely worn out his collection and definitely needs some new tunes.  We're still big into CDs as we always have a hard copy to use in the car or wherever else we may be, and they also don't require Internet to play.

Gift Ideas for Dad-Music

The Beatles (White Album) 3 CD Deluxe Edition

Metallica ...And Justice for All 3 CD Set

REM Automatic For The People 2 CD Set

Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Soundtrack CD

David Bowie-Glastonbury 2000 2 CD Set

Joe Strummer 001 (2 CD Set)

It's no secret that Jason LOVES to read.  If he doesn't have a great book he'll read anything he can get his hands on.  These are his newest requests.
Gift Ideas for Dad-Books

No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon

Abraham Lincoln: A Life (Volume 2)

Beastie Boys Book

Brain Games Jeopardy: Puzzles and Games

Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

Vision (The Vision) by Tom King

I hope you were able to find ideas and/or at least inspiration from this list for someone special in our life!

Gift Ideas for Mom

It's that time of year!  Everyone wants to know what I would like for Christmas and what I'm recommending as gifts for others.

Here are my favorite picks this holiday season.  I'm so excited about the variety in this list as it shows I'm much more than a wife, mother, and housekeeper.  Plus there are some really great ideas!

I hope you enjoy looking through these Gift Ideas for Mom.
Gift Ideas for Mom

Gift Ideas for Mom

Gift Ideas for Mom-Musicals
I can't remember a time when I haven't loved musicals.  My children and husband know I listen to them all the time, especially when I work.  There's just something about listening to a story told through music that motivates me to focus better and work harder whether I'm at my desk or working on home improvement projects.

I also find that musicals inspire me to be better and help me work through personal struggles and emotions I otherwise would have difficulties with.  Whether it be the fact that I sing my guts out in the process which is stress relief itself, or I can relate to a character enough to take perspective, I love having little reminders around of my own personal growth through difficult times.  Musical memorabilia does that for me.

Dear Evan Hansen CD

Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel

Today Is Going To Be A Good Day and Here's Why: Blank Journal

Dear Evan Hansen T-Shirt Size X-Large

Come From Away CD

Channel Of Peace: Stranded In Gander on 9/11

The Band's Visit CD

The Band's Visit Book

Hamilton: The Revolution

Hamilton: the Musical T-Shirt Size X-Large

Gift Ideas for Mom-Montessori

Montessori is such a huge focus of mine as a mother, teacher, and entrepreneur.  I have always said next to my belief in God, I have never felt so strongly about another set of beliefs and values.  I am constantly craving more information and try to find fun ways to incorporate Montessori into my life a little bit more.

Montessori Grammar Symbols Short Sleeve Shirt in White Size X-Large

Montessori Bead Stair Key Chain

The Advanced Montessori Method

Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius

Sewing in a Montessori Classroom: a practical life curriculum

The Montessori Elementary Material

Gift Ideas for Mom-Movies

After a tough day with the kids or a work deadline that I've finally met, my favorite go to relaxation activity is watching a movie.  There are some I've been wanting to see for a while and haven't, and others that I find myself wanting to watch annually no matter how many years have gone by.

The Meg blu-ray

Hidden Figures blu-ray

The Martian blu-ray

Pearl Harbor blu-ray

Titanic blu-ray

Forrest Gump blu-ray

Gift IDeas for Mom-Office
Over the past year we have worked extremely hard to take Every Star Is Different to the next level.  Next year we have even more exciting plans.  There is so much to read and learn though.  We always find we're wanting new resources.

And then there's our office space.  It used to be completely fine to just have a desk with a computer.  But now with progress comes the need to be more organized in a space that is specifically designed for work purposes.


Dotcom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online

Will It Fly?

Framework Daily System File Bins

Set of 3 Wire Desk Accessories in Black

Barnaby Recycled Glass Task Accent Lamp

Gift Ideas fro Mom-Kitchen
Jason and I absolutely love to cook and bake.  Some of our favorite memories are of working in the kitchen together.  This is a good thing too because with four kiddos who have very different dietary special needs, we spend a lot of time making things from scratch.

Sadly, some of our favorite kitchen items are starting to deteriorate or have been lost and it's time to replace them.

All-Clad Stainless-Steel Standard Measuring Cups and Spoons Set

All-Clad Stainless-Steel Odd-Sized Measuring Cups and Spoons Set

All-Clad Stainless-Steel Colanders Set of 3

Sugar, Butter, Flour: The Waitress  Pie Book

Littledeer Wok Paddle

Wilton Loaf Pan

Gift Ideas for Mom-Home Decor

I have spent the last year furnishing our new home.  It's now time to start the decorating process.  After finally deciding on a color scheme and style I have come across these items that  I can't wait to use in our home.  I already know where I want to put each and every item.

Faux Succulent & Stone Arrangement

Electric Mercury Votive Holders, Blue-Set of 6

Unscented Votive Candles, Set of 12

PB Classic Table Runner-Sailor Blue

Nantucket Silver Coastal Lantern

Unscented Pillar Candle 4-4.5 in White

Monique Lhuilier Sliver Taper Candlesticks-Set of 3

Unscented Taper Candle, Set of 6 in White

Winter Wonderland Guest Towels

Gift Ideas for Mom-Minimalism

Three years ago I started my journey with minimalism.  I haven't looked back since.  It has been the most freeing experience and has helped my stress and anxiety levels so much.  If it wasn't for minimalism I don't think I would be functioning as well as I am today with all that we go through with our special needs kiddos.

I love adding to my minimalism library.  These books are from some of my favorite authors. And the magazine is one that I've loved for at least a decade.

The Minimalist Home

The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own

Spark Joy: An Illustrated Masterclass on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up

Real Simple Subscription

Clutter Free With Kids

Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism

When it comes to reading for pleasure I'm quite picky.  I want to be awed and inspired in a good way.  Biographies seem to be the best fit for what I'm always on the look out for.  They also feed into my love for details about important people.  I can't wait to get my hands on these books!


The Romanovs: 1613-1918

Wishful Drinking

Let Me Tell You My Story

Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch

I Am Malala

And there you have it!  Whether you're looking for gift ideas for yourself or for others, I hope you've found something to enjoy on this list.

Montessori-inspired Holidays Around the World Bundle

The holiday season is upon us.  It's a season filled with peace on earth and good will towards men.  

What better way to introduce these concepts than to learn about different cultures, religions, and holiday celebrations throughout the world?

You can do just that with the NEW Montessori-inspired Holidays Around the World Bundle.

This bundle includes so many fabulous resources about Christmas, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan and more!

All are well thought out and researched.

Each activity has been created with the utmost respect and love.

In total you are receiving 484 pages of printables and that doesn't include bonuses.

The Montessori-inspired Holidays Around the World Bundle is designed for children in Montessori preschool and early elementary classrooms.

Montessori-inspired Holidays Around the World Bundle

Let's take a closer look at all that's included!

Montessori-inspired Holidays around the World Bundle Table of Contents

Montessori-inspired Diwali Printable Pack

The Montessori-inspired Diwali Printable Pack focuses on the five day Hindu celebration.  This printable pack includes vocabulary specific to the holiday itself but also explains some of the basic beliefs of Hinduism.  But that's not all.  Children are able to create a book that tells the story of Diwali.  

To round things out this printable pack includes beautiful math printables as well as diya outlines for fun art and practical life activities.

Montessori-inspired Hanukkah Printable Pack

The Montessori-inspired Hanukkah Printable Pack is an incredible resource for any who would like to learn more about Hanukkah and the Jewish faith.  You receive beautiful nomenclature and picture/description match up cards that introduce and explain aspects of Hanukkah and Judaism.  There is also a cut and paste book activity where children learn why Hanukkah is celebrated.

We couldn't stop there though.  There are beautiful language activities to reinforce vocabulary.  This printable pack includes fantastic Hanukkah themed math printables.  There is even a menorah candle/lighting practical life activity and all the information you need to play a fabulous game of dreidel.

Montessori-inspired Kwanzaa Printable Pack

The Montessori-inspired Kwanzaa Printable Pack may just be my favorite out of this entire bundle.  I knew nothing about this holiday before researching it.  I must say, it's pretty incredible.

This bundle includes a break down of the seven core principles and symbols of Kwanzaa in beautiful nomenclature cards, picture/description match up cards, and books that your children can create.  There are also fantastic cards about important people in African American history and aspects of African culture.

To round this bundle out you are also provided with resources and activities about the unity flag and kinara.  There is so much fun to be had!

Montessori-inspired Winter Holidays Around the World Printable Pack

The Montessori-inspired Winter Holidays Around the World Printable Pack is a combined resource of Christmas traditions and Winter Solstice beliefs from around the world in today's society and throughout history.  It also includes picture and flag match up cards of Christmas foods from around the world. 

Though this printable pack is smaller than some of the others it is jammed packed with facts that will wow adults and kids alike.

Montessori-inspired Religious Christmas Printable Pack

The Montessori-inspired Religious Christmas Printable Pack is an incredible resource that explains the religious beliefs of Christians at Christmas time.  This printable is designed to be used by anyone, with no specific denomination in mind.  All images in this bundle are art pieces throughout history.

The story of Christ's birth is provided in cards for sequencing.  There are character cards created in nomenclature style as well as picture/description match up cards.  And that's not all!  

This printable pack also includes an art history activity where children can sort pictures of Christ's birth story by art period.  For music lovers, there is a fabulous activity about Handel's Messiah included.

Montessori-inspired Ramadan Printable Pack

The Montessori-inspired Ramadan Printable Pack is an incredible resource for teaching about Islam.  There are so many nomenclature and picture/description match up cards that explain beliefs, Muslim life, and Ramadan.  There is also a sorting activity related to those who can fast and those who can't.

To round things out, since Ramadan is determined by the cycle of the moon, you are provided with moon cycle nomenclature cards and a book activity.

Montessori-inspired Christmas Themed Language Bundle

The Montessori-inspired Christmas Themed Language Bundle is a compilation of beginning, intermediate and advanced language activities similar to our other language bundles, but with a fun Christmas theme for the holiday season.

Activities include tracing, writing, picture/word match ups, first letter, ending letter, and short vowel sound clip cards, as well as word identification clip cards.  All images are true to life and can be printed in multiple sizes to adjust to your child's needs.

Montessori-inspired Christmas Botany Printable Pack

The Montessori-inspired Christmas Botany Printable Pack is such a fantastic resource when looking for ways to incorporate science into the holiday season.  This pack focuses on plants related to the holiday season, explains the origin of beliefs associated with them and provides wonderful identification nomenclature cards.

But that's not all!  You also receive some beautiful Christmas plant outlines to use for art and practical life activities in the classroom.  They come in three different sizes depending on your needs.

The Montessori-inspired Holidays Around the World Bundle is truly an incredible resource for the home or classroom.  I can think of no better way to teach peace, love, respect and kindness for all.  

In a world where so many are persecuted for their race, ethnicity and religious beliefs it's time to arm ourselves with education so that we may embrace differences and stand up to those who desperately need it.

Now through Tuesday, November 13th, you can purchase this amazing bundle for 75% OFF!  After Tuesday you will have to purchase each of the printable packs separately at full price.

Grab your Montessori-inspired Holidays Around the World Bundle today!

And since I love giving away printables, when you purchase your own copy of the Montessori-inspired Holidays Around the World Bundle, you will also receive two Christmas themed printable pack bonuses!

Montessori-inspired Holidays Around the World Bonuses:

Montessori-inspired Nutcracker Printable Pack

If you've followed Every Star Is Different through the holiday season before you know we LOVE the story of the nutcracker.  The Montessori-inspired Nutcracker Printable Pack includes some of our favorite printables updated and expanded as well as beautiful new ones.  It's quite a treasure!

Montessori-inspired Gingerbread Printable Pack

The Montessori-inspired Gingerbread Printable Pack is absolutely beautiful and will most likely make you very hungry.  All images are true to life, which makes this pack quite unique compared to others out there.

You receive a beautiful baking sequence activity, as well as math printables and ginger themed food cards.  And of course this printable pack wouldn't be complete without a gingerbread man outline.  There is so much fun to be had here!

I can't say enough about this amazing bundle and bonuses.  No where else will you find so many amazing holiday printables that have been well researched, beautifully made, and respectful of all.

The Montessori-inspired Holidays Around the World Bundle is only available through Tuesday, November 13th.  Be sure to grab your own copy before it's to late!

Purchase the Montessori-inspired Holidays Around the World Bundle today!

Montessori-inspired Holidays Around the World Bundle

Gift Ideas for Little Girls

Sunshine is turning seven in less than a month.  Developmentally and emotionally she is right about four years old, which is one of my favorite ages.

Though Sunshine had an incredibly rough Spring, she is doing amazing now and has made so much progress when working through emotions, being patient with herself and with others.  

We are so excited to celebrate her success by allowing her to have items she previously couldn't handle due to safety issues.  Each and every item on this wish list Sunshine picked out on her own.  She was quite specific and opinionated about it if you want to know the truth.  Lol.

If you have a little girl on your shopping list this holiday season, these Gift Ideas for Little Girls, personally selected by Sunshine may be exactly what you need for inspiration!

Gift Ideas for Little Girls

Let's take a closer look at what Sunshine picked out!

Gift Ideas for Little Girls: Board Games

Sunshine loves board games and card games so long as they are easy enough for her to play with ease.  Her siblings love playing them with her too which means we're able to fit in some extra family time on a regular basis.  We're very excited about the new games she's selected!

SET Junior Board Game

Tall Tales Story Telling Board Game

The Fairy Game (Purchased)

ZOORegatta Board Game

Pengaloo Game (Purchased)

Disney Tsum Mancala Board Game

Gift Ideas for Little Girls: Dress Up

Sunshine has been begging for dress up clothes.  This makes perfect sense as most four year olds love dress up.  However, Sunshine's size and sensory issues complicate things a bit.  She is notorious for picking off sequins, buttons, jewels, etc.  Sunshine does not like wearing anything with buttons, snaps, zippers, etc.  And then there's the itch factor.  Say goodbye to Disney Princess dress up gowns!

Thankfully there are some other options out there.  Designers have become very creative when it comes to pajamas for kids, so much that they're just sensory friendly costumes.  Sunshine is so excited to receive any and all of these dress up outfits to wear at home and on the go.  Lol.

Bell Blue Dress Size 10-12

Kids' Dinosaur Pajamas Size 10-12

DC Comics Girls' Wonderwoman Pajamas Nightgowm Size 10-12

Lion Pajamas Size 125 (Purchased)

Pink Stitch Pajamas Size 125

Color Unicorn Pajamas Size 125 (Purchased)

Gift Ideas for Little Girls: Doll House Accessories
Last year for Christmas Sunshine received her fist doll house. She played with it for hours and hours, that is until her furniture that we bought to go along with it started to break.  I must confess, we went the cheapest route we could not knowing how she'd respond to the doll house and accessories at the time.  We definitely paid for our mistake.

Throughout the year we have been rebuilding her collection of furniture with sturdy replacements, which she's loved.  Hape has some pretty incredible doll house furniture!  The items below are ones that she's specified she still needs.  The family in particular is important to her as it includes grandparents and baby, which she doesn't have.

Hape Wooden Dollhouse Furniture Dining Room Set (Purchased)

Hape Wooden Dollhouse Furniture Kitchen Set with Accessories (Purchased)

Hape Wooden Dollhouse Furniture Family Bathroom Set (Purchased)

 Hape Wooden Dollhouse Furniture Master Bedroom Set

Hape Wooden Dollhouse Furniture Baby's Room Set (Purchased)

Hape Wooden Dollhouse Furniture Children's Room with Accessories

Hape Wooden Dollhouse Furniture Patio Set with Accessories (Purchased)

Hape Wooden Dollhouse Furniture Family Car Play Set

Melissa & Doug 7-piece Poseable Wooden Doll Family (Purchased)

Sunshine has always loved books, but has struggled to care for them properly.  Over the past six months she has done so well with them that she's now able to keep all of her book in her bedroom.  

When asking her what she wanted for Christmas and her birthday one of the first things she asked for was more books.  She has a ton of nonfiction books, but has decided it's time for some fun ones with her favorite characters too.  

Knowing that Sunshine will literally sit down and look at books for almost an hour at a time, we went with larger books with multiple stories to keep her occupied.  I must confess Mommy and Daddy are looking forward to the variety that larger books provide as well for nighttime story time.

Disney Pixar Storybook Collection (Purchased)

Disney Story Book Collection 3rd Edition (Purchased)

Disney Story Book Collection 4th Edition

A Treasury of Curious George (Purchased)

Curious George Big Book of Adventures

Mickey and Minnie Storybook Collection

Gift Ideas for Little Girls: Animal Figures and Accessories
Anyone who has been to our home knows we have a very large collection Schleich and Safari Ltd. animal figures.  It all started with Dinomite who was and still is obsessed with dinosaurs, prehistoric creatures, and wildlife.  Our collection grew with Bulldozer's love for farm animals and elephants.  Then came our Montessori preschool journey which definitely rounded things out.

Now, it seems it's Sunshine's time to enjoy animal figures.  Of course she has her own interests when it comes to animals, preferring forest animals and horses, which none of her siblings have shown an interest in before.  She also enjoys taking care of her animals and has requested food for them, which is also new in this house.

Schleich North America Forest Babies Set

Schleich North American Forest Dweller Set

Schleich Forest Animals Baby Set

Schleich Wildlife Mountain Animals

Schleich Wildlife European Forest Dwellers

Schleich Feed Set

Schleich North America Feed for Pigs and Piglets

Schleich North America Cow and Calf Feed

Schleich Feed for Dogs and Cats

Schleich Tinker Family Set of 3 Horses with Feed (Purchased)

Gift Ideas for Little Girls: Art Supplies

Sunshine loves art!  She always has, but this year her passion has grown even stronger.  With our kid friendly art area in the house, it's normal to see her working on some project at least once a day.  The products below are ones that she's requested.  Note: There are two links for paint. Each one is different.  

Crayola Washable Tempora Paint Pack of 12 (Purchased)

Do-A-Dot Art 6 Pack

Melissa & Doug Favorite Things Wooden Stamp Set

Melissa & Doug Scissor Skills Activity Pad (Purchased)

Colored Construction Paper 500 Pack (Purchased)

Crayola Pip-Squeak Skinnies Washable Markers 64 Count

Gift Ideas for Little Girls: LEGO Junior

All of Sunshine's siblings have loved LEGO from the moment they were old enough to build with them.  Sunshine is no exception.  This year it's her turn to start building up her own collection.  

We're not starting with just any LEGO set though.  The LEGO Juniors kits are specifically designed for younger kids who have progressed past LEGO duplos but aren't quite ready for the regular LEGO sets.  They're designed for kids ages 4-7, which is absolutely perfect in Sunshine's case.

Sunshine absolutely loves Disney, so it seemed only natural to put the specific sets below on her wish list.  She is so excited about each and every one.

LEGO Juniors Disney Princess: Beauty and the Beast-Belle's Story Time (Purchased)

LEGO Juniors Ariel's Underwater Concert (Purchased)

LEGO Juniors Ariel's Dolphin Carriage Playset

LEGO Juniors Disney Frozen: Anna and Elsa's Frozen Playground (Purchased)

LEGO Juniors Snow White's Forest Cottage

LEGO Juniors Cinderella's Carriage

Sunshine loves watching movies as much as her brothers do and looks forward to her Saturday movie night all week.  Though still frightened easily, she's watched all of the movies on this list and loved them enough to want her own copy.  I'm excited to build up our Disney collection!

The Emporer's New Groove in Blu-ray

Hercules in Blu-ray

Tangled in Blu-ray

Sleeping Beauty in Blu-ray

Peter Pan in Blu-ray

Lady and the Tramp in Blu-ray (Purchased)

I think I may be as excited as Sunshine is about her wish list this year as it has so many fun items on it. I hope you've found some great inspiration from it as well!

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