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?
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
Do you feel bad when your child says, "I'm bored!"? Sometimes we feel like we have to constantly be available to entertain our child/ren. We have children because we want to enjoy their company, share experiences, watch them grow, and support them when needed. And we can also create inspiring environments that our children can use to develop themselves, with us there alongside them as their guide, not their entertainer. THE ENVIRONMENT We can use our home environment to help: 1. By … [Read more...] about “I’m bored!” and what we can do about it
Is that something you think about? How we can kindle the child's interest? After class today I was catching up on some podcasts while preparing for the next session and I always love listening to a new episode of the Montessori Bookclub Podcast with Jana Morgan Herman. I was honoured to have Jana visit our classes back in 2015. She is one of the most well-read and experienced Montessori educators and always finds the most wonderful treasures from the Montessori archives. Jana reads parts … [Read more...] about Kindling the child’s interest