Easy Ways to Encourage Reading at Home


(Image courtesy of Simon Howden at FreeDigitalPhotos.net) My 3 year old has entered his sensitive period for language. He can’t get enough of books. Our 4.5 year old has always been an avid devourer of books but with our second, I wasn’t sure we would see the same passion. We didn’t for a long time. [Read On]

How to Encourage Early Math Skills


I am completing my Montessori Math album. As I review the brain research behind why and how to teach mathematical thinking to young children, I am drawn back to an article written by Mary Schneider of Woodinville Montessori School and MEIPN. She succinctly describes why we cannot “teach” math to young children and how we [Read On]

Sensorial for 3 year olds


The other morning my 3 year old and I were in our garage choosing new books to rotate into our library. I saw him eye my large storage container marked Sensorial. He ran over to it and wanted in on it. I was at first annoyed and sighed but then I thought about it. He [Read On]

Montessori in the Home for Infants and Babies

toddler painting at easel

Montessori is a philosophy that should extend far beyond classroom walls. Montessori is a lifestyle, not simply an educational method.  Dr. Maria Montessori believed strongly in the concept of education of the whole child and subsequently developed materials and lessons in the areas of Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math and Life Sciences. Practical Life included [Read On]

Top Montessori at Home Gifts for Less than $10


I went in search for interesting, fun and useful stocking stuffers yesterday. I found so many wonderful items to put into my boys stockings. Here are a few inexpensive Montessori at home ideas. Happy holidays! ~ Marnie Light Switch Extender Jumbo Hand Spinning Top from Montessori Services Nuts & Bolts Activity from Montessori Services Child’s [Read On]

Spielgaben Educational Toy Review


We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being. ~ Dr. Maria Montessori ┬áSpielgaben sponsored: Opinions are 100% mine. See below for details on a special deal for you. Reasons why Spielgaben’s products are special: versatility of activities and [Read On]