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Raising Helpers

Raising Helpers

by Theresa of Montessoriinreallife.com One of the most wonderful things about toddlers is how they so inherently want to help. They are eager to be involved, be near us, and participate in our day-to-day activities. What we deem “chores,” toddlers see as what they...
Less Talk – More Respect

Less Talk – More Respect

Do you feel like you talk too much about your child’s behavior? Are you constantly repeating your requests and explaining things your children already understand? Joe Newman, the author of “Raising Lions” will talk about how replacing our explanations and...
Some Of Our Favorite Supplies For An Art Area In Your Home

Some Of Our Favorite Supplies For An Art Area In Your Home

“As well as being part of our history and a way of understanding other people’s experiences, art is also a form of personal expression, like poetry, song, dance, and telling stories. It is a form of human connection that can evoke feelings, thoughts, and hopefully...
MOVIE REVIEW: The Biggest Little Farm

MOVIE REVIEW: The Biggest Little Farm

A documentary produced this year is our top pick for all elementary-on-up children, educators, and parents to watch. It’s called The Biggest Little Farm. In 2009, a California cinematographer and a food blogger met and married. The Biggest Little Farm follows the...
DEAR CATHIE: A CONCERNED PARENT

DEAR CATHIE: A CONCERNED PARENT

DEAR CATHIE— I have visited a number of Montessori schools as we consider a placement for our 3 and 4 year old children next year. I see the children all busy on different projects, and it all looks great. But can it really work? How can one teacher, even with an...
BOOK REVIEWS assembled by Lorna McGrath

BOOK REVIEWS assembled by Lorna McGrath

Animals Reviewed by Association of Zoos & Aquariums Elementary and middle school children, along with their parents and teachers, will love this book. It is a hilarious review of wild animals from around the world! Each animal is rated in a humorous way that tells...