Now that I am about to post this, it feels a little too serious for such a hot day. Be warned this is going to be a long post about […]
The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain. Visit this Brain Gym blog for a wonderful TED talk about the scientific observations of the adolescent’s brain, as described precisely by Montessori […]
When I first read Montessori’s writing, one of her mentions stood out among others; That of the story of French physician Jean Itard and his work with Victor, the wolf-boy […]
Once upon in 17th century England, a farmer’s wife offered a corn cob to her baby in place of her rather sore nipples. Tada! The pacifier is invented! Their development […]
I have often been asked this and variations of, ‘When will he learn to write?’ or ‘When are you going to show him how to read?’ There is plenty of […]
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 […]
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 […]