Which Montessori training is the best? If you are considering getting Montessori training, you are going to find there are a lot of options (and a … Continue reading Which Montessori Training is Best?
Why is hands-on learning so good? Children learn best when they are using their hands and minds at the same time. This method of learning stimulates … Continue reading Montessori Geography: Land and Water Formations
Should I send my child to preschool? The decision to enroll your child in preschool or homeschool them through the early years can be a tough one, for those who have the choice. Every parent you talk to will have … Continue reading Do I Need to Send My Child to Preschool?
Why it is important to teach your child about nature Our connection to nature is vital to our existence on this planet. Everything around us provides for us. From the tiniest insect to the elephants in Africa, and from the … Continue reading How to Teach Your Young Child About Nature
How to encourage independence for children Here is my shout from the roof tops to “leave your child alone!“. Now, I don’t mean that you should ignore them. In fact, please don’t. They love you. They need you. But what … Continue reading Let Your Child Be
Do you get a lot of gifts you don’t want your children to have? We’ve all been there! Your child unwraps a present on Christmas morning and it’s the loudest, brightest, most annoying battery-operated piece of plastic junk you have … Continue reading How to Accept Gifts You Don’t Want
Christmas is here, once again! As joyful as this time of year can be, it’s the time of year most of us stress out about what to buy for most precious ones for their first hand full of Christmases. Great gifts … Continue reading A Montessori Gift Guide: Ages 0-6 Years
Sensory activities One of my favorite sensorial materials is the Knobbed Cylinders. This is a material designed by Dr. Montessori, herself and it is typically the first sensorial material children are introduced to in a traditional Montessori program. The reason … Continue reading Montessori Knobbed Cylinders
Montessori, how to start? So, here is the situation: You have a toddler and you just discovered Montessori. You don’t know exactly what Montessori is, but you’ve been doing some reading and you like what you are learning. The current … Continue reading How to Get Started with Montessori
Why is small furniture important to kids? Imagine everything around you being gigantic. Imagine that you have to climb onto the chairs at your kitchen table by swinging one leg over and then pulling yourself up, or imagine having to wait for someone to lift you into your seat. What about the couch? Imagine having trouble climbing onto the big comfortable couch to flip through your favorite book; that is childhood, though. Kids have to struggle to accomplish the simplest tasks! We all know that Montessori is big on preparing spaces for children for children to learn in, but what … Continue reading How to Implement Montessori Small Furniture into your Home