Tag: Prepared environment

Tag: Prepared environment

The Very Hungry Caterpillar —Why Less Is More

With good reason, caterpillars have an ever-growing appetite for more. Preparing to become a chrysalis takes energy! As Eric Carle describes in his story, The very Hungry Caterpillar, “On Saturday, he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one

Inspiring Design and Montessori Principles

Once it had been announced that Vern Yip would be speaking at the Gibbes Museum, tickets were coveted. As an internationally acclaimed interior designer, he immediately generated a “buzz”.  Because of this enthusiasm, tickets sold out quickly. Meanwhile, the proceeds from the Art of Design luncheon event would support the Gibbes Museum of Art. Ultimately,

Hands-On Learning and Brain Building

“He does it with his hands, by experience, first in play and then through work. The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence. “ — Maria Montessori As parents, milestone expectations are common concerns as children grow and develop. Within a relatively short time, helpless newborns gain control of their bodies and movements. Before long,