Tag: Natural development

Tag: Natural development

I Wonder Why…

As adults, we all have fond and emotional memories deep within us from our early childhood experiences. Most of us can recall intense relationships with other living things: favorite animals we had and loved, open fields, wild flowers growing on a mountain side, or perhaps the sound of a fresh water stream trickling down the

Follow the Child With Less Confusion and More Clarity

“Follow the child, but follow the child as his leader.” —Maria Montessori Montessorians often use the phrase, “follow the child”; however, this phrase is not only intended for Montessori teachers. Actually, all parents, grandparents and caregivers can benefit from following the child, too. It’s through observation that we see the child’s needs and abilities with

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