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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...
Parenting 101: How Giving A Simple Direction Can Create Clarity

Parenting 101: How Giving A Simple Direction Can Create Clarity

Quite often with a 3-, 4- or 5-year-old, there’s a lot of grey areas when they’re testing boundaries and you’re not sure a break is necessary—maybe he’s touching the baby’s face and he’s looking at you and he’s got this look in his eye like he’s thinking, “Can I do...
Health & Wellness:  The New Rules of Peanut Allergies: What Concerned Parents Need to Know

Health & Wellness: The New Rules of Peanut Allergies: What Concerned Parents Need to Know

by Libby Ryan and Nicole Harris Updated September 16, 2019 from Parents.com New guidelines encourage us to introduce peanuts to all kids much earlier. Plus, the FDA recently supported development of a drug aimed at lessening the severity of allergic reactions from...
Helping Children to Be Successful: Developing Grit

Helping Children to Be Successful: Developing Grit

by Rachel Buechler A little girl sits at the table with the Snap Dressing Frame. She has picked it up several times before today and quickly returned it to its stand after a short attempt. Today she picks it up and places it on the table. She tries the first snap; it...
Montessori Infant Toddler Programs

Montessori Infant Toddler Programs

This PDF file is an excerpt from our book, the Montessori Way, by Paul Epstein and Tim Seldin, Copyright 2003 There is an ironic prejudice about education found in almost every country: the older the students are that one teaches, the higher the pay and respect for the teacher. We take it for granted that […]

Montessori Curriculum Scope and Sequence

Montessori Curriculum Scope and Sequence

This is a very useful document developed by the Montessori Foundation and included for IMC member reference. An even more robust version of this scope and sequence has been aligned to the Common Core State Standards and is exclusively available as part of Montessori Compass, an excellent Montessori student record keeping solution (www.montessoricompass.com) Download File

Infant Toddler Nutrition: Aiden Ate Cucumbers At Snack Time

Infant Toddler Nutrition: Aiden Ate Cucumbers At Snack Time

Aiden ate cucumbers at snack time with me today! The cool crispiness, color, texture, who knows? Or was it because he helped peel them, cut them up, and then sat with me while I savored mine? Whatever this celebration is it’s certainly the next step in his food exploration and acceptance of a variety of […]

The Making of Great Little People – A Diet For Little Learners

The Making of Great Little People – A Diet For Little Learners

Food balancing, fats, and focusing The wonderful thing I love about teaching one and two-year-olds is they wear their hearts on their sleeves. Their immeasurable emotional honesty is heartwarming to watch. If they fall down or get their feelings hurt, they cry instantaneously. When they run and play their faces light up with joy, and […]