The Outcomes that Matter

Yesterday I observed 6 isolated incidents. I am posting them here because I want to remember the feeling I got when I reflected on them. I heard a child crying while being dropped off, I went over and tried to talk to him but he continued to cry. As I Read more…

Do Montessori Children Pretend Play?

One of the common myths about Montessori is that it does not encourage imagination and pretend play. This misunderstanding stems from the fact that Montessori emphasizes real experiences and discourages fantasy (not to be mistaken for pretend play) for children under 6 years old. The emphasis on real experiences actually Read more…

14 activities at 14 months

After working so hard on the materials for Months 12 and 13, I noticed that for close to one week, nothing on the shelf was touched. It was time for material rotation. I have included quick Instagram videos of the materials in use this month. Let me know if it Read more…

Activities at 13 months

I have so much to write about that it sometimes overwhelms me and I just don’t write. Does that happen to you? Well I decided to start simple and make myself a list and hopefully it keeps my thoughts on track. Activities at 13 months Activities at 14 months Dealing Read more…

12 activities at 12 months

I mentioned in a previous post that I use my son’s age to help myself limit the activities on his shelf. We don’t have this 12 activities out on his shelf at once. I rotate them based on interest.     EYE HAND COORDINATION/FINE MOTOR/SENSORIAL         I Read more…