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DEAR CATHIE

DEAR CATHIE

Dear Cathie— We are new to the Montessori philosophy and want to make the most of it in our family and our children’s lives. We have come to this a bit late, as we just moved to an area with a Montessori school. We have enrolled both of our children and are trying 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...
Book Review: Pink Tower in the Desert, Diary of a Montessori Guide in Saudi Arabia

Book Review: Pink Tower in the Desert, Diary of a Montessori Guide in Saudi Arabia

As a book reviewer for the Montessori Foundation’s two publications, I am fully aware that everyone and their cousins are writing books for parents, teachers, and administrators extolling the benefits of a Montessori education, describing the key points of the Montessori philosophy, and comparing the Montessori approach to education versus other more conventional approaches. To […]

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IMC Announces New Executive Director

IMC Announces New Executive Director

Since its founding in 1998, the International Montessori Council (IMC) has grown and matured as an international community of Montessori schools, educators, and friends of Montessori. Dues have been consciously kept modest because the IMC is managed by the marvelous...
Montessori Myths

Montessori Myths

Each year, during the start of school, teachers and administrators try to explain to new parents the essence of the term Montessori. In this article, we’ll try to explain what Montessori is and is not, dispelling, we hope, a few misperceptions about Montessori...

Do’s and Don’ts to Handle Picky Eating

Picky eating involves a variety of behaviors. Here are some tips for helping your child develop a more tolerant attitude toward food. DO Serve age-appropriate portions. Give toddlers portions that are one-fourth to one-third the size of adult portions. A toddler faced with both a plateful of food and a parent who expects him to […]

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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), […]

Montessori 101: Observing In The Classroom

ears ago a dear friend of mine enrolled her child in a local Montessori school. This child was very near and dear to me, so when I asked his parents if I could to go and observe him in class, I was most excited. The school used an observation sheet that guides visitors in the […]

Taking the Fear out of Montessori

Editor’s Note: The following was a Constant Contact communication recently sent to our list of Montessori administrators, urging them to take advantage of our Early Bird Discount for standing bulk orders to provide Tomorrow’s Child to Montessori parents. So many administrators asked for permission to forward it to their parents that we are including it […]

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