Montessori Inspired Father’s Day Gifts

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This post includes a list of Montessori Inspired Father’s Day gifts. You’ll notice these gifts are much more about having an experience with Dad, not so much about buying more “stuff”. I hope you find this Father’s Day guide helpful in your quest to find something a bit unique this Father’s Day. Montessori Inspired Father’s [...]

Top Montessori at Home Gifts for Less than $10

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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 [...]

Montessori Inspired Toys for Infants and Toddlers

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“Whoever touches the life of the child touches the most sensitive point of a whole which has roots in the most distant past and climbs toward the infinite future.  ~ Dr. Montessori Montessori is a way of life. You can never start too early integrating the philosophy into your home and your child’s life. I [...]

Help Children Learn to Tell Time

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{Image courtesy of adamr at FreeDigitalPhotos.net} I had a really great day of learning how to implement history within Montessori. The short story: for the 3 to 6 year old children, history is about the passage of time (e.g. seasons) and the duration of time (e.g. 5 minutes). Also, children at this age still need [...]

Books for Raising Mindful Children

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On our journey to homeschooling we continue to think long and hard about what and how to teach our two boys asking questions like “Who are they?” “How do they learn?” “What do we want for them?” Time and time again we come back to hoping our children are happy and kind. We want them [...]

My Montessori Top Picks {Infants & Toddlers}

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It is never to early to start integrating Montessori Philosophy into your home & classroom environment. A few of my top picks for infants and toddlers! Enjoy! Wood Baby Toy Gift Set Montessori Infant Coin Box Guidecraft Screw Block Manipulative Plan Toys Cone Sorting Object Permanence Box Amazing Tracker Ball Maze Ryan’s Room (Sew ‘N’ [...]

What is Montessori? {Books for Parents}

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When I first began reading about Montessori, I found myself a bit overwhelmed by the philosophy. Maria Montessori was a scientist and a doctor. So, her writing wasn’t exactly an “easy read”, at least for me. In my quest to learn more and eventually landing in a Montessori training program, I recommend the following books [...]

Teaching Peace to Preschoolers {Begin with Children’s Books}

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“The child is endowed with an inner power which can guide us to a more luminous future. Education should no longer be mostly about the imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities.” One of the very special and fundamental aspects of the Montessori philosophy is the peace [...]