I have enjoyed following Amorette @french.family.montessori on Instagram. So I was delighted when she agreed to do an interview for the blog. If you've ever wondered "will Montessori work for my Autistic child?" or thought about homeschooling or twins, then you are going to love this interview. I love how Montessori families are so different, yet the underlying principles of Montessori can be applied in every family in their unique way. 1. Who lives in your home? Hubby. Myself … [Read more...] about Will Montessori work for my Autistic child?
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Are you at the stage of development when your child is asking constantly “why?’ Maybe even more common is “but why?” When kids ask "why?" it can be fun to start with but after the 15th question in a matter of minutes, it requires a saint to stay calm and not lose their mind. I had a fun conversation about this stage with a parent in class and thought I’d share a few of the ideas with you. Because I never want our children to stop asking questions. That is how they will find out about the … [Read more...] about What to do when kids ask “why?”
Ok, I have to admit it. I love the word dysregulated. It has only been on my radar the last year or two, but it’s been a game changer. Saying that I’m feeling dysregulated feels SO much better than saying that I’m in a bad mood or feeling cranky or disconnected. I can use it even when I don’t really know what I’m feeling, just not feeling myself. And allows us not to judge and instead to help a dysregulated child. The word dysregulated doesn’t judge. It acknowledges that we move in and out of … [Read more...] about How to help a dysregulated child
0 - 6 years In our schools. Dr Montessori talked about the child under 6 years old being a sensorial learner. They take in most easily what they can experience with their senses - what they can touch, smell, taste, hear and see. We talk often in Montessori about giving these young children real hands-on experiences and time for them to be able to explore and make discoveries in the world around them. (For some ideas, there are lots of Montessori activities on my blog HERE) Which is why as … [Read more...] about Montessori and screens