Tag: fostering independence

Tag: fostering independence

Prepared In The Kitchen for Practical Life

“But in our specially prepared environments we see them all at once fix themselves upon some task, and then their excited fantasies and their restless movements disappear altogether; a calm, serene child, attached to reality, begins to work out his elevation through work. Normalisation has been achieved.” ~ Maria Montessori, The Secret of Childhood When our

Sweet and Sensorial Treasures Are Found Peeling a Clementine

montessori kitchen activities

“The sensory education which prepares for the accurate perception of all the differential details in the qualities of things, is therefore the foundation of the observation of things and of phenomena which present themselves to our sense;” ~ Maria Montessori, The Advanced Montessori Method Simple as it may seem, peeling a clementine is a rewarding

Rewarding Time and Cherished Moments with Your Grandchild

I’m sure Lesley Stahl’s peers are as she describes in The New York Times Opinion page today: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/13/opinion/sunday/grandbabies-the-great-reward-for-aging.html?ref=opinion. Most have plenty of money, time and interest in their grandkids. However, there’s a much larger percentage of grandparents that also love their grandchildren and are willing to help out as they can, but they do not