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?
Can Montessori work in public schools: Common Core Standards I was recently thinking about the Common Core standards that have been implemented in our public schools here in the United States. You see, my daughter has expressed interest in attending … Continue reading Can Montessori Prepare a Child for Common Core Math?
Montessori homeschooling: fantasy vs. reality I love looking at pictures online of those beautiful Montessori indoor spaces and the adorable children working hard at the material contained within them. Heck, I have posted these photos, myself. And it’s real. The children are working hard and the workspace looks amazing…for that moment in time. I’m sure some of these parents have just one child. Or maybe multiple children and help. Or maybe their children are older or spaced differently than my own. Or maybe they are just way better at this than I am. Or maybe they are doing exactly what … Continue reading Homeschooling Reality
Montessori and child development Every material designed by Dr. Montessori had the child’s hands in mind. Dr. Montessori believed that the child who has the chance to use her hands in learning has the chance to attain a superior level of character and intelligence. For this reason, the materials were designed to fit in a small child’s hands, allowing them to more completely experience the presented concept. The materials actively engage the child’s senses, including tactile, visual, muscular, kinesthetic, and baric (weight). How does Montessori teach math? 1:1 correspondence and the concept of zero The Spindle Boxes are no exception. … Continue reading Montessori Math: The Spindle Boxes