How Low Can You Go?
Zachary, fast asleep on his floor bed, with Wolf keeping him company.
How School Should Be
I also don't understand the title of the video. Seems a bit over-the-top, as if saying that Montessori children are somehow "better" than children educated by other method. …
Annoying... Because the truth hurts?
A lot of people are annoyed by the recent slew of parenting articles and books that claim that parents in other countries do a better job of raising their children than do American parents. We're just beginning to find out exactly how detrimental it is to have a helicopter parent and to be a bubble-wrapped child, but the full impact won't be known for many years to come.
My husband, a university professor, can share with you countless stories of coddled undergrads who whine at an assignment th…
How To Observe in a Montessori Classroom
The wonderful guys and gals at Montessori Madmen have shared this insightful guide to observation (originally provided by Little Things Montessori). A Montessori classroom can seem as odd and confusing as an exotic foreign country, so consider this article your travel guide!
When I was a teacher, I was often frustrated by how parents behaved when they came to observe the classroom. They would talk to each other, walk around the room, talk on their cell phones (yes, I'm not kidding), engage the …
During the first four weeks of his life, Zachary slept in a travel bassinet on the …
Montessori Weaning: Food and Independence (with video)
The word "weaning" strikes fear in the heart of many parents. It is associated with the end of breastfeeding and connotes depriving the child of the nourishment and affection he has come to know and love. However, Monte…
Biology for all ages
Preparing the Home
As easy as a ribbon, a bracelet, and a bell
I mentioned this to my husband, so he decided to hold out a rattle near Zach's right arm to see what would happen. Zach flung out his arm repeatedly while keeping his eyes fixed on the rattle, and several times struck the toy, causing it to chime happily.
Mobiles, part II - Yo Gobbi Gobbi
This beautiful mobile consists of five balls in five graded shades of one color. Its purpose is to further refine the child's developing sense of sight by providing a slight change in tone from one ball to the next. The baby tracks the change of shades back and forth, and h…
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