Many of us get confused about how young children develop the skills that they need to become self-directed, problem solvers, focused and able to follow through, confident, and creative. We look at what they become really engaged in and wonder, “why?” or we get so wrapped up in our important adult “busyness” that we don’t […]
Do you ever question or are asked, “How do STEM and Montessori overlap?” or “Should I choose a STEM or Montessori school for my child?” We’ll take a look at how Montessori incorporates STEM philosophy, and what you can do next.
In Part 1 Lorna McGrath discussed learning styles and how they are related to self-calming. In Part 2 she will expand on what listeners already know about learning styles by sharing how to create individual self-calming spaces which include activities that are in alignment with each person’s dominant learning style. When individual self-calming spaces are […]
How many times have you heard an adult say to an upset child, “Calm down,” “Just relax,” or “Pull yourself together. It’s not so bad”? Children are not born knowing how to calm themselves when they get emotional. Self-regulating our emotions is a skill to be learned. In part 1, Lorna will define learning styles […]
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama illustrated by Loren Long This father starts the letter to his daughters by telling them what a joy they are to him. Then he moves on to encourage them about characteristics and talents that he sees in them. He highlights Americans who have also […]
Me…Jane written by Patrick McDonnell This is a great little book about Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE and her interests and dreams when she was growing up. The story shows that dreams can be made real with interest and perseverance. The illustrations are cartoon-like until the very last page where the author inserts a beautiful photo […]
Joy Fixes for Weary Parents by Erin Leyba, PhD This book is for anyone who is caring for and nurturing a family at any age along the way. It is easy to pick up and read one or more of the 101 ideas for building and sustaining relationships. Each of the ideas is two to […]
Ice Whale by Jean Craighead George Did you know that certain types of whales can live to be 200 years old? Scientists have recorded and tracked the lives of many whales and found this to be true. The Ice Whale is a wonderful story for students at the Upper Elementary level. It brings in some […]
Henry Helps with the Laundry by Beth Bracken illustrated by Ailie Busby Henry Helps with the Laundry is one in a series of books that describe how a young child can be involved in family life from laundry to planting a garden to cleaning his room and more. As you read these stories with your […]
Turn this Book into a Beehive! by Lynn Brunelle illustrated by Anna-Maria Jung Scientist, teacher, and four-time Emmy-Award-winning writer for “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” author Lynn Brunelle provides “the real buzz on bees” in her latest book all about the wonderful world of bees. She brings the hidden intricacies of the often-secretive lives of […]
Families frequently travel together during school breaks. Join Lorna for a fun and informative session about traveling with your children, involving them in the planning, making the journey enjoyable, and being prepared.
What did Maria Montessori say about the child’s true nature? How can parents best nurture their children’s sense of empathy, awe, and connectedness to the natural world? Join Lorna as she presents Christine Lapierre’s slides for this informative session.