A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR As the grandmother of two boys (15 months apart in age), I have seen that the outcomes of minor squabbles can escalate at an alarming rate and turn into a physical battle, usually over a toy or a Pokemon™ card. Sometimes the most practical response by the adult in the room […]
by M. J. Rosanova, Ph.D. The Montessori Bilingual Institute (MOBI) The children are playing outside. I can hear them outside my window. They’re singing and calling out to each other in Japanese. No, our school isn’t located in Japan. InterCultura Montessori is located in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of […]
Join Lorna McGrath and Tanya Ryskind who are both parents of young people who spent much of their time, from toddlers to teens, in Montessori schools. They’re putting their Montessori hats slightly to the side and bringing their parent hats to the forefront to share their experiences, concerns, and reasons for staying with Montessori for […]
Half Upon A Time By James Riley This book is a chapter book for eight to twelve-year-olds. There are three main characters in this book, much like Harry Potter. Their names are Jack, May, and Philip. This story is loosely based on Jack and the Beanstalk and Snow White. Jack is a poor farm boy […]
Love That Dog By Sharon Creech This book would be great for ages eight to twelve. The book is written like a journal. It is from the boy’s point of view. He is in an elementary class and the class is doing a unit on poetry. Jack’s teacher reads poetry to the class. He thinks […]
Book Review: “Geek Parenting: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Malficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family
Written by Stephen H. Segal and Valya Dudycz Lupescu Reviewed by Joyce St. Giermaine As Editor of Tomorrow’s Child, I often get unsolicited books and educational resources to review. Usually, I pass them along to somebody who is a real, certified, honest-to-goodness Montessorian. But sometimes, a little gem comes across my desk that I am […]
Jeff Allen shares insights for parents about adolescents and their behavior. Whether your child has the opportunity to attend a Montessori Secondary Program or not this information will be very beneficial to you and your teenager. In fact it may be even more important for parents of children who cannot continue in Montessori. They will […]
Join Dr. Robin Howe and Kathy Leitch for suggestions on how to support your elementary child as she moves into the Secondary level of Montessori school.
No one wants their child to fail. However, sometimes experiencing not doing something perfectly the first time, learning from experience, or having the courage to try something new or challenging comes from developing determination and perseverance. Kathryn gives us great advice on how to allow failure to be a motivator rather than a discouragement.
Written by Anita B. Adhikary Illustrated by Blythe Russo This book is an interesting alphabet book full of empowering words for boys and girls but is focused on girls —young and old, culturally diverse, interacting with each other and with men and boys, able-bodied and differently abled. It pictures girls in situations from friendship to […]
Ashes to Asheville by Sarah Dooley his is definitely a book for young adults and grown-ups as well. It’s a road-trip story that explores some very contemporary issues about the concept of ‘family’ and the many very real issues that resulted before laws were changed to acknowledge the rights of all families. When two young […]
Bug Wars: Deadly Insects and Spiders Go Head-To-Head By Steve Parker Illustrated by Simon Mendez T/dropcap]his insect book is full of information. I am not one to be captured by the study of insects. However, Steve Parker has done a terrific job putting together facts which, supplemented by incredible illustrations by Simon Mendez, look like they […]