Hello! It’s Montessori’s birthday! Here are 10 things about Maria Montessori which might give you an idea of the kind of person she was: 1. She was born in 1870. […]
In this weekend’s issue of the Observer, Katharine Whitehorn asks ‘What is women’s work? and what counts as ‘work’? It’s a discussion about definitions of ‘work’, qualities we attribute to […]
Today, I am writing a very gadgety post to the online community of our world about buying paper books and how to choose books that respond to the natural developmental […]
What do you think about this chart? 009 Programme for International Student Assessment — test scores # Reading – Overall Mathematics Science 1 China: Shanghai 556 China: Shanghai 600 China: […]
Montessorians create! We encourage construction! The child’s construction of himself, his personality, his movements. Were you following the Olympics? How did humans come up with so many different ways to move? Montessori observed and noticed we are the only specie capable making and becoming anything we want to be. I googled and found that we have created almost 7000 languages. We created google!
Don’t encourage imaginative minds to create only figments of imagination when your child is able make them realities! Creativity requires real experiences, skills to make things happen and discipline to see it through. Montessori environments encourage exploration and creativity through providing concrete experiences and supporting the development of the child’s character.- Characters that are positive to society and helpful to themselves. I begin to get carried away and off topic. So here’s a link about former Montessori children contributing to the world!
Peek-a-boo! I’m still here! Ever played peek-a-boo with a toddler and wondered how they can be continuously amused that you are behind that blanket? In fact, the more you do […]
This has been a week of Olympic visitors, Olympic attending and Olympic T-shirt buying. Last night, I was very privileged to have landed an invite to the USA House to […]
Here is a photo of some of the technology I have collected over the years. The dictionary was very popular in my work with children with dyslexia in the early […]
There is a group of activities and materials which Montessori describes as ‘Preliminaries’. They are things and skills that help you to do other things. For example, if your child […]