The Purpose of Play in the Montessori Method
When I think back to my son’s early years, I find myself smiling at thoughts of him learning to catch a ball and the sheer joy on his fac...
Montessori Prepared Environment: The Montessori Teacher
Close your eyes and visualize a Montessori classroom before the children enter on the first day of school. What did you see? Beautiful ma...
Montessori Prepared Environment: What is Control of Error?
Maria Montessori observed that given the opportunity, children would rather correct themselves than depend on an adult to do it for them...
Celebrating Thanksgiving with Montessori Activities
In 1621, the English colonists, better known as Pilgrims, at Plymouth and the Wampanoag (People of the First Light) Indians of North Amer...
Montessori Prepared Environment: Purpose, Set-Up and Classroom Features
One of the factors that contributed to the success of Montessori education was in Montessori’s scrutiny of the traditional educational env...
Reading Aloud to Children: Reading the Montessori Way
So, when do I start reading aloud to my Montessori child? The answer is simple: as soon as possible! After all, Maria Montessori believed ...
Reading Aloud to Children: Tips for Happy, Successful Readers
Last week I wrote about the joys of reading aloud to my son, Nathaniel. Even when you have a child who seems to devour books, reading is n...
Celebrating Veteran's Day with Montessori Activities
In many parts of the world, military veterans are honored on November eleventh. This day, known in the United States as Veteran’s day and ...
Reading Aloud to Children: Modeling and Bonding
This is a story I share with all my Montessori parents and colleagues when I hear them say “But my son / daughter / student is old enough to...
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