because the first six years matter most

Month: March 2017

The Laundry Basket

“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and strength, use it to create.” — Maria Montessori My daughter reminded me the other day that she would spend hours playing in a laundry basket, pretending she was in a boat with her “blankie” as the sail. Thinking back, the laundry basket was

The True Magic

“Under the urge of nature and according to the laws of development, though not understood by the adult, the child is obliged to be serious about two fundamental things … the first is the love of activity … The second fundamental thing is independence.” — Maria Montessori There’s no magic pill for parenting or instruction