Choosing a Montessori School – The Materials

All the materials in the Montessori classroom should be developmentally appropriate. They should be materials to help the child in his development of coordinated movement, language and independence. Independence is developed by the acquisition of real and practical life skills. The Nido (Environment for the non-walking children from birth to about 15 months old) This environment should … More Choosing a Montessori School – The Materials

Choosing a Montessori School – The prepared environment

I received an email from a reader asking for what to look for when evaluating Montessori schools for her son. I tried to answer in a way that helps any reader looking for a Montessori school for their child. There are three basic categories I would look at and ask about if considering a Montessori … More Choosing a Montessori School – The prepared environment

Our Infant Room

“The tiny child’s absorbent mind finds all its nutriment in its surrounding. Here it has to locate itself and build itself from what it takes in. Especially at the beginning of life must we therefore make the environment as interesting and attractive as we can. “ – Maria Montessori (The Absorbent Mind) We set up … More Our Infant Room

“The child who concentrates is immensely happy”

I recently had a conversation with a friend about the importance of concentration. While I know so well the importance, I struggled with verbalizing it in a way that satisfied me so I decided to refresh my memory by writing a post. I have chosen to use the words of Maria Montessori and Mihaly Csikzentmihaly … More “The child who concentrates is immensely happy”