Nurturing a Child’s Musical Interest The Montessori Way

Nurturing a child’s musical interests the Montessori way Dr. Montessori had clear thoughts on the importance of music in children’s lives. She believed that nurturing a child’s musical interests was as key to their development as anything academic. “There should be music in the child’s environment, just as there does exist in the child’s environment …

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The Zero Game: A Montessori Math Activity

How Montessori teaches the concept of zero: The Zero Game Montessori math activities focus on associating quantities with their corresponding numbers. This is where the Zero Game comes into play. The progression goes like this: Children first work with quantities, then move onto the symbols, and finally come to understand the association between the two. …

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Crayons sorted by color with Grimm's Rainbow.

The Grimm’s Rainbow: The Ultimate Open-Ended Toy

What are open ended toys? Open ended toys fit their description. They are toys that don’t have a specific goal or outcome to the child is meant to achieve. The Grimm’s Rainbow, as well as all other Grimm’s toys, are a perfect examples of this concept. *affiliate links below* The main, most noticeable component, of …

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An Environmentally Friendly Montessori Christmas: close up of Christmas tree.

An Environmentally Friendly Montessori Christmas

An environmentally friendly Montessori Christmas You can walk down any given street in America the week following Christmas and observe piles of discarded toys, scooters, bicycles, ect. I’ve seen it in my neighborhood every year since I’ve lived here. It got me thinking if an environmentally friendly Montessori Christmas was possible. I always get a …

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