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Screening Out: Bringing Children Back from Virtual Worlds

Introduction Another great article—thanks to Community Playthings! Often in Montessori schools, parents ask, “Why don’t you have computers or other technology in the early childhood classrooms?” or “Why isn’t there more technology in the elementary classrooms?” In this article, the author talks about “white space.” We understand the value of white space. We understand that […]

Montessori Grandparenting: Papier-Mâché Projects

From Wikipedia: (UK: /ˌpæpi.eɪ ˈmæʃeɪ/, US: /ˌpeɪpər məˈʃeɪ/; French: [papje mɑʃe], literally “chewed paper”) is a composite material consisting of paper pieces or pulp, sometimes reinforced with textiles, bound with an adhesive, such as glue, starch, or wallpaper paste. emembering back to when I was a school-aged girl (you know, when dinosaurs roamed the earth), […]

DEAR CATHIE: Joining A New Community

Dear Cathie— Our oldest child will begin attending the Montessori school in our area in just a few weeks. We are new to the neighborhood, the philosophy and the school. We are anxious to meet the faculty, other families and children and others in the community as we begin this experience. But we are not […]

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