NAMC Montessori Inspired Age Appropriate Toys 0-3 infant playing

It’s the holiday season, and if you’re like me, you’re making your list and checking it twice, making sure that everyone is taken care of with just the right gift. As my son gets older, it seems he’s harder to shop for. He’s outgrown the need for so many toys, but he’s not yet at the stage where getting clothes is cool. Thinking back to the countless hours I've spent at large retail toy outlets trying to decide on the perfect holiday toys, I decided to take a look at what toys are developmentally appropriate as well as educationally sound at the various developmental stages. I’ll begin with ages 0-36 months.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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