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Book Review:  The Earth | The Stars | The Sun | The Moon

Book Review: The Earth | The Stars | The Sun | The Moon

from Tomorrow’s Child Magazine – May, 2021 | by The Montessori Foundation Picture Book Science Series: The Earth, The Stars, The Sun, The Moon Written by Laura Perdewllustrated by Li Hui This series seems like it would be suited to and appeal to lower elementary students. There is quite a bit of text for students […]

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Book Review: Seeds and Trees

from Tomorrow’s Child Magazine – May, 2021 | by The Montessori Foundation Seeds and Trees Written by Brandon Waldenllustrated by Kristen& Kevin Howdeshell I have to admit when I read the “Letter From the Author,” I became a little skeptical about whether or not this would be a well written book. Luckily, it turns out […]

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The Wonder of Woodworking

The Wonder of Woodworking

Especially since many schools have been forced online by Covid, we have received some letters from parents asking this question: What should we do if our child doesn’t like or bond with her teacher (in person or online)? In a normal year, our advice would typically be to first go to the teacher and try to have an honest conversation directly as adults.

Seeing the World Through Your Child’s Eyes

Seeing the World Through Your Child’s Eyes

One of the keys to creating a calm and peaceful home is to learn how to see the world from your child’s perspective. Maria Montessori challenged us to ‘follow the child’. To do this, first we must have a sense of how your children think, feel, and react. For example, take this child. He is looking up and you can tell that he is looking at someone or something really tall. He is probably looking up at an adult that he loves. Imagine how the world looks to him at two or three feet tall.

Book Review | Right now, I Am Brave

Book Review | Right now, I Am Brave

by Dr. Daniela Owen Illustrated by Gülce Baycik Here’s another good one from Dr. Owen. The first lesson—when things that we find scary are not actually dangerous, it’s time to be brave. She goes on to define what it means to be brave. She explains how our brains are...