There seems to be a common theme with families in my classes at the moment. We are in the middle of winter, you’ve already spent some time in the park but it gets cold and wet after an hour, and back home the kids start climbing the walls (mostly figuratively, but sometimes literally). Why? First it’s important to understand that your child is not deliberately trying to wind you up. Exploration and climbing are important for young children. This trying period often comes once a child is … [Read more...] about What to do if your child loves climbing
Hi everyone, Today I’m feeling like a bit of musing. So here’s 3 things that keep coming up at the moment. 1. The power of the notebook Do you know what I have in the pocket of my apron in my class? A handy dandy notebook! Yes, good old fashioned paper and pen. Today I wanted to share with you a quick tip I use all the time as a Montessori teacher. The notebook is most helpful for me to make notes for things I need to remember, I can tear out a piece of paper to write down … [Read more...] about Where to do Montessori training
Simone Davies here again to inspire you to bring more Montessori into your lives. “Fine if you have money," I hear you say. Well, Montessori can be for everyone. You may just need to be a little more creative. I had a fabulous question from a reader about implementing Montessori on a budget. Their family do not have the money to buy nice wooden toys, for trays and baskets, or for buying books about Montessori. What I love is that, despite these difficulties, this mother is finding a way … [Read more...] about Yes, you can Montessori on a budget!
Sometimes people are surprised to learn that Montessori principles can apply from birth. And most commonly I hear people say, “if only I’d known about these ideas earlier". So here are all my favourite ideas for introducing Montessori even to the youngest children. If you have toddlers, preschoolers or older children, there is something for you too. You’ll find that many of these ideas apply to them as well. And you are sure to be able to pass on these ideas to friends with new babies … [Read more...] about What? Montessori for babies?