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Grandparenting: The Montessori Way

Grandparenting: The Montessori Way

I’m a Montessori grandparent who loves to create memories and traditions with my four granddaughters. I also love to share my love of art and history, while helping them make the connection to the larger picture. This summer, I was fortunate enough to spend a month with the girls. I decided to work on some […]

Grandparenting in the Elementary Years: Planting Seeds for Learning

Grandparenting in the Elementary Years: Planting Seeds for Learning

In this session, Margot Garfield-Anderson, grandparent extraordinaire, shares ways that she has been able to plant seeds of learning through projects and everyday activities. Also, she describes how easy and important it is to help in your grandchild’s classroom if you wish to. There are some really terrific ideas in this session!

Montessori at Home: The Adult Prepared Environment

Montessori at Home: The Adult Prepared Environment

Your child’s Montessori guide spends a tremendous amount of time planning and organizing the classroom. Modifications and adjustments are sometimes done daily, depending upon the need. When you step into a Montessori classroom you might be awestruck by the highly organized, simple beauty of the room. Here children are given some of their first lessons […]

The Story Behind the Scarves & Ties

The Story Behind the Scarves & Ties

The year 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of Tim Seldin and Joyce St. Giermaine founding the Montessori Foundation. We wanted to honor their work with a unique gift, a creation to express our profound appreciation for their tireless effort. And thus was born, the Seldin Men’s Tie and St. Giermaine Infinity Scarf. The design was […]

School’s Out, Now What?

School’s Out, Now What?

By the time you are reading this issue of Tomorrow’s Child magazine, schools in the US and elsewhere will be winding down for the year.  So what’s on tap for you this summer? Many of us have to work, even during the break, so that doesn’t always allow for lots of free time. Some schools […]

Confessions of a Sugar Addict: Keeping a Food Journal

Confessions of a Sugar Addict: Keeping a Food Journal

Those who know me know that I avoid, and advocate that children should avoid sugar. “If it were up to me, all meals would begin and end with dessert.” Yup, these were my words and sometimes, even today I have been known to utter them. I have always been addicted to sugar. My entire life […]

As We Send Ben Bogard On His Way

As We Send Ben Bogard On His Way

At the age of 18 months, Ben Bogard’s parents enrolled him into NewGate School here in Sarasota, Florida. And, thus, his journey began. This May, Ben graduates our lab school’s High School program! We’ve been able to observe as he has grown into a confident, capable, and intelligent young man. Ben has a full ride […]

Grandparents in the Classroom

Grandparents in the Classroom

Have you ever had the urge to be part of your grandchild’s school experience in the classroom? Maybe you thought about it but didn’t think you had anything to offer or that you might not be welcomed to participate or just had no idea what you might do? Well, most Montessori teachers are happy to […]

The Story behind the Tie and Scarf Project

The Story behind the Tie and Scarf Project

2017 marked the 25th anniversary of the Montessori Foundation. The organization was founded by Tim Seldin and Joyce St Giermaine. To help honor their work we wanted to created something to show them our appreciation and thus the Seldin men’s tie and St. Giermaine...
Fairy Gardens

Fairy Gardens

  Activities with your grandchildren don’t need to be costly or complicated. For me, it’s all about the experience with them and building great memories.   Recently, my Rochester granddaughters went to a venue where they made their own Fairy Gardens. Even with a discount coupon, it still cost my daughter a lot of money! Each […]

Grandparent’s Corner: Grandparenting the Montessori Way

Grandparent’s Corner: Grandparenting the Montessori Way

Instead of spoiling your grandchildren with material things, try creating lasting memories by planning engaging activities and outings. What your grandchildren really need is your time, attention and focus. The special time they spend with you will create warm memories that will last a lifetime. he best times I have with my granddaughters are spent […]

You Can Help: Even Montessori Guides Go Back to the Classroom

You Can Help: Even Montessori Guides Go Back to the Classroom

our child is fortunate enough to attend a Montessori school and provide this magazine to its parents. The Guide or Director/ Directress in the classroom has spent years training so that they inspire and entice your child(ren) to the lessons being demonstrated. But, similar to all professionals, they can greatly benefit from additional training and […]