Tag: Montessori learning

montessori learning

Tag: Montessori learning

Who Let the (Now Dirty) Dog Out?

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“Through practical exercises…the children develop a true “social feeling,” for they are working in the environment of the community in which they live, without concerning themselves as to whether it is for their own, or for the common good.” ~ Maria Montessori, The Discovery of the Child Always grateful for the sharing of ideas, an

🤿 A Sea Life Activity Offers Depths of Learning 🐠

“These lessons, exact and fascinating, given in an intimate way to each child separately, are the teacher’s offering to the depths of the child’s soul.” Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind Because children are natural observers and imitators, they strive to do exactly as we do. After all, they are innately working toward independence. It’s the

When One Door Closes, Show the Child How to Open It

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“When one door closes, another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” Alexander Graham Bell, Montessori supporter and founder of the Montessori Educational Association in 1913 . Young children are naturally attracted to things that

The Best Growth and Learning Happens in Fertile Soil

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“The secret of good teaching is to regard the child’s intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination. Our aim therefore is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorise, but so to touch his imagination as to

Practical Life and Caring for Plants

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“Children have an anxious concern for living beings, and therefore the satisfaction of this instinct fills them with delight. It is therefore easy to interest them in taking care of plants and especially of animals.” ~ Maria Montessori, The Discovery of the Child Caring for plants, both indoors and outdoors, is part of our daily

Allow The Child Time to Be a Quiet Observer

“The child is a worker and a diligent observer. He looks straight at things; he stares at them for a long time; he is interested in learning all he can about his environment. Perhaps he is staring at a flower, absorbing its image. This work gives him happiness and peace because, in doing so, he

Natural Urges Explain The Child’s Need for Movement

“Respect all the reasonable forms of activity in which the child engages and try to understand them.” ~ Maria Montessori, The Child in the Family Children are born with innate urges to guide them as they gain control of their muscles and senses. Especially in the first three years of life, they are unconscious learners

The Prepared Nest in the Spotlight

“On every teacher and every parent, I urge not great instruction, but humility and simplicity in dealing with small children. Their lives are fresh, without rivalry or external ambitions, it takes so little to make them happy, to let them work in their own way towards the normal development of the men and women they

A Love for Good Foods and Food Preferences Begins Before Birth!

Picky Eaters There are countless articles about picky eaters, food battles and how to get children to eat healthy foods. Many parents resort to sneaking vegetables into cakes and bribing children with toys and trips to the park. Tears and tantrums can be sparked over a single green bean placed on a primarily white food

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