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Thoughts on Your Child’s Living Space

Thoughts on Your Child’s Living Space

As your child grows and changes what kind of space does your child need? We will think through together ideas for making your child’s living space meet her developmental needs and how to involve your child in creating it.

Thoughts on Your Child’s Living Space

Reading Alive!

When you embody the story, when you can feel excited and curious and delighted, the child cannot help but be brought in, too! All you need is a little bravery and a good helping of enthusiasm. Join Caitlin Roper for some wonderful,important tips for great story telling.

Woodworking 101 for Children 3-6 Yrs. Old

Have you ever thought about allowing your 3-6 year old to use real tools and wood to create sculptures or toys? And then were your next thoughts, “Oh no. It’s too dangerous,” “She’s too young,” or “I have no idea where to start.” If any or all of those things have gone through your head, […]

Thoughts on Your Child’s Living Space

Montessori and STEAM Education

In this session Sue Fitzpatrick discusses each of the six interconnected components of STEM that in 2016 the US Department of Education described as key to putting the program into classrooms. She gives actual photos and examples of Montessori students in action for each of the components. Participants will go away with lots more information […]

Thoughts on Your Child’s Living Space

Value and Values of Montessori in the 21st Century

What kinds of life skills will your child need to be successful – happy, healthy, and productive – in the 21st century? Beyond facts, figures, and formulas, what will young people need to know to find their way and make their mark in a world which increasingly demands higher order thinking, social intelligence, and self-organizing […]

Book Review: The Hunger Games

Book Review: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins This book might as well be glued to your hands because it is so suspenseful that it is practically impossible to put down. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins will take your breath away with all of its action and suspense. The story follows Katniss who nominated herself to […]

Thoughts on Your Child’s Living Space

STEM and Montessori

Do you ever question or are asked, “How do STEM and Montessori overlap?” or “Should I choose a STEM or Montessori school for my child?” We’ll take a look at how Montessori incorporates STEM philosophy, and what you can do next.

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All About Children’s Photography: Capture The Moment

All About Children’s Photography: Capture The Moment

A Note To Readers: The following article by Pete Moorhouse is loaded with insights and ideas about young children and photography as a wonderful medium for expression, creativity, and learning. Although the article is geared for the classroom teacher, parents can also incorporate many of his suggestions on how to implement photography into their family’s […]

Thoughts on Your Child’s Living Space

Grandparenting in the Elementary Years

Recently Margot Garfield-Anderson focused on how grandparents of elementary children can plant seeds of learning through projects and excursions. In this session Duna Strachan will focus on the the physical, social, and emotional development of children in this second plane. She will relate how these changes and sensitivities effect the activities and adventures that they […]

Thoughts on Your Child’s Living Space

Grandparenting in the Elementary Years: Planting Seeds for Learning

In this session, Margot Garfield-Anderson, grandparent extraordinaire, shares ways that she has been able to plant seeds of learning through projects and everyday activities. Also, she describes how easy and important it is to help in your grandchild’s classroom if you wish to. There are some really terrific ideas in this session!

Irresistible Learning: Woodwork in Early Childhood Education

Irresistible Learning: Woodwork in Early Childhood Education

Anyone who has witnessed young children tinkering away with tools in the woodworking area will know just how magical it can be. While absorbed in constructing, children display extraordinary levels of concentration and engagement. Encompassing many aspects of the curriculum, the benefits of woodwork for children’s development are evident across all areas of learning. Woodwork […]

The Cultured Child

The Cultured Child

“You may have tangible wealth untold: Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than you can never be. I had a mother who read to me.” —Strickland Gillian Cuddling up with my mother and being read to by her is probably one of my most favorite memories of my childhood; and well past the […]

Thoughts on Your Child’s Living Space

Practical Life for Elementary and Beyond

Most people think of Montessori Practical Life as scooping and pouring in the Early Childhood years but as Maria Montessori said, “Education should not just be preparation for university, it should be preparation for life.” Cheryl Allen will guide us through activities and ideas for Practical Life during the elementary and adolescent years.

Thoughts on Your Child’s Living Space

Summer Ideas

Are you wondering how to keep your child not only busy during the summer months when school is out, but also keep her learning? Are you worried that if your child is not enrolled in a summer program called “Little Genius’s” or the Center for Brighter Children that your child will be behind when he […]

Webinar: Understanding Your Child: Sensitivities During the Elementary Years

Webinar: Understanding Your Child: Sensitivities During the Elementary Years

Webinar – Lorna McGrath and Christine Lowry collaborated to put together this informative webinar about sensitivities during the Elementary Years. Maria Montessori noticed that during each of the developmental stages children had particular interests, particular things that really motivated them, and particular inspirations. In this session the focus is 6-12 years olds and how parents […]

Book Review:  Half Upon a Time

Book Review: Half Upon a Time

Half Upon A TimeBy 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 who […]