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]

Montessori Math Philosophy {Mathematical Mind}


Dr. Montessori believed that the brain is naturally drawn to precision, to organize, to compare, to create order out of disorder, to classify and to quantify patterns and relationships. Human beings are born with a propensity to naturally be driven to calculate, to reason and to create within their environments. However, without guidance and nurturing [Read On]

Finding Flow in Living and Learning


I read an article in my Montessori training that discusses the idea that a child is “normalized” (what Dr. Montessori considered the optimal development of the human personality with the ability to complete a work cycle, in other words to focus in the environment) when certain conditions are provided to the child. Her work told [Read On]

What is Montessori? {The Lesson: Pink Tower}


The Pink Tower is part of the Sensorial area within Montessori. It encompasses 10 pink wooden cubes. The sizes of the cubes range from the smallest cube seen at the top in the above image of 1cm cubed and the largest seen at the bottom in the above image of 10cm cubed. The cubes increase [Read On]

Montessori Philosophy & Sensorial Introduction


Below is a portion of a paper I wrote on Sensorial within the Montessori philosophy. I hope you enjoy it. Please do comment, your thoughts make my day! Maria Montessori believed in the child’s ability to reach his potential on his own if given the freedom and the environment in which to develop naturally. This [Read On]

Reading & Writing Learning Materials for Kids


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Montessori Outlet. All opinions are 100% mine. Learning to read and writing is a big milestone in a child’s development. As a parent and educator, the process of this learning is fascinating to watch as a child absorbs and makes steps towards independent reading [Read On]