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Helping Parents Help Themselves

Helping Parents Help Themselves

The Montessori Foundation, in cooperation with a collaborative set up in mid-March, of this year, is striving to help parents figure out ways to deal with the new reality of Covid 19. For many, you are working from home for the first time. How do you manage your time...
Favorite Books for All Ages

Favorite Books for All Ages

Editorial note: Lorna McGrath is the Montessori Foundation’s Montessori Family Alliance Director. We asked her to compile a list of her favorite books, by age grouping for parents to read with their children, have their children read for themselves, and for parents to enjoy. Some libraries may have a selection available in digital format. Happy […]

MEANINGFUL WORK: HOMESTYLE

MEANINGFUL WORK: HOMESTYLE

A helpful worksheet to help you help your children feel a sense of purpose at home provided by Christine Lowry, M.Ed. Daily ResponsibilitiesFor ages 2 and up Make your bed Put your dirty clothes in the hamper or laundry room Put shoes away Put your personal items away—toys, books, self-care items, etc. Get dressed Wash […]

Pandemic Strategies: Family Meetings

Pandemic Strategies: Family Meetings

During the first weeks of the pandemic, The Montessori Foundation began to hold free zoom meetings for parents struggling with a variety of issues.Here is a short review of the Montessori Parent Gathering from April 4, 2020. The presenter was Lorna McGrath, Director...
Strategies for Montessori Home Learning

Strategies for Montessori Home Learning

Review: The World in the Palm of Her HandBy Tim Seldinclick to purchase For parents who want some actual scripting on working with their children at home, we recommend this book. I used it on many occasions with my four granddaughters and they enjoyed the activities...
Grandparent’s Corner

Grandparent’s Corner

Dear Grandparents; ot being able to visit in person with my grandchildren has been about the most difficult part of the stay- at-home directive most of us are under. And even if you live near your grandchildren the CDC is not advising our generation to have physical contact with our young ones. I think most […]

Table Washing: Why do Montessori Students Spend So Much Time Washing Tables?

Table Washing: Why do Montessori Students Spend So Much Time Washing Tables?

Editor’s Note: If we had a dollar for every time a skeptical parent has questioned the amount of time their young Montessori child spends washing tables …In 2007, Robin Howe (now Robin Howe, EdD) was just starting out his his career as a Montessori teacher at a charter school in Florida. This article originally appeared […]

The Coronavirus is a Stark Reminder We Are One Global Family

The Coronavirus is a Stark Reminder We Are One Global Family

hat a difference a month makes. The whole world is reacting to a pandemic of a previously unknown virus. It’s an emergency on a global scale, dominating every news cycle. It’s the subject of conversations over coffee counters at 7-11 in the mornings and at local watering holes in the evenings. Our lives are being […]

Help! Too Much Information: How Do I Know What to Trust?

Help! Too Much Information: How Do I Know What to Trust?

Wow, has our world changed! ow, we’re working from home—still full time, and still expected to get our job done with confidence and competence. And then, oh yes, the children are home and no childcare or school to fill their day. But wait, and I am supposed to teach them and set up a Montessori […]

Letter from the Editor, Joyce St. Giermaine: The Time of COVID

Letter from the Editor, Joyce St. Giermaine: The Time of COVID

Dear Tomorrow’s Child Readers: n the way to finishing our May 2020 Issue of Tomorrow’s Child something surreal and very, very bad happened to, as it turns out, the whole world. Thank you for your years of loyalty and your patience. As family and staff members battled through COVID-19’s physical symptoms, schools closed, and we […]