To get into the new year, let's do a Montessori year-end review to take stock of where we are at and how we can support our child’s development going forward. So I’ve put together some questions for you to ponder what you learned last year and to consider what you would like to take into the new year. Note: None of the following reflections are "bad" or "good" - it is just where we are at or where our child is at or where another person is at right now. Give grace to yourself, your … [Read more...] about A Montessori year-end review – you, your child & your family
Today we'll be looking at how to support our child's social development. Do we force them to be more social? How do we accept them for who they are and teach them skills? Our children are in community from the day they are born. Their first community is their family, then they may attend day-care and playgroups, and soon after they will join preschool and school. Here are some ideas to help the young child to develop social skills. Building social skills in our children 1. The child … [Read more...] about Supporting our child’s social development – yes, it’s also part of Montessori!
I am excited to share with you a 12-page PDF download to help you find engaging Montessori activities for 3 - 12 year olds. This resource is going to be one of the appendices in our upcoming book, The Montessori Child, which comes out in March 2024. So I thought it might be fun to give you a sneak peek and for those that are finding it hard to wait. What you’ll find Good to know There are another 40+ pages of Montessori activities in the book, but this will get you started … [Read more...] about Montessori activities for 3 – 12 year olds
Over the years writing this blog, I've assembled a lot of blogs with my favourite Montessori activities for babies and toddlers at various ages and stages. Yet I only just realised that they are not so easy to find. I've created this page so you can easily bookmark my favourites! Montessori activities by age Here are my favourite Montessori activities for each age: Please note: the ages given are as an indication only. Children develop on their own timeline, in their unique way … [Read more...] about My favourite Montessori activities for babies and toddlers