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Introducing a Second Language to 3-6 Year Olds in Montessori

Introducing a Second Language to 3-6 Year Olds in Montessori

s parents, we become familiar with the quintessential milestones in a child’s life—those special moments when a normally developing child takes his or her first step, eats solid food for the first time, or says his or her first word. We anticipate these moments, celebrate them, and wait for other milestones to unfold. We share […]

The Making of Maria Montessori: The Musical

The Making of Maria Montessori: The Musical

i, my name is Mark Woodward, and I am a composer, songwriter, and the Music Director at Montessori Academy in Brentwood, Tennessee. Over the last few years, I have had the pleasure of conceiving and writing Maria Montessori: The Musical. It tells Maria’s story from childhood to age 36, when the miracle of the Casa […]

How Do You Get Your Child to Read Books?

How Do You Get Your Child to Read Books?

You’ve probably seen the cartoon with two parents and their two children sitting on a park bench together. One parent and her child have phones in their hands and the other parent and his child have books in their hands. The question from the parent with the phone is, How do you get your child […]

How Do You Get Your Child to Read Books?

Summer Ideas for Families

Summertime is perfect for continued learning opportunities with your child. Bring Montessori home with you this summer and keep the learning fun. Kristi shares suggestions for preparing a Montessori-friendly indoor as well as outdoor environment, reinforcing language and phonetic skills, and observing your child to better understand what they are interested in and how they […]

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Book Review: Pretty in Punxsutawney

Book Review: Pretty in Punxsutawney

Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton Pretty in Punxsutawney is about a girl named Andie who finds herself stuck repeating her first day of the senior year after moving to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Upon discovering her phenomenon, she believes that she has to have her “true love’s kiss” to break the spell. As Andie continues […]

Book Review: Feed

Book Review: Feed

Feed –by M.T. Anderson Feed by M.T. Anderson is a thrilling dystopian sci-fi novel where anything you want to watch, anything you want to buy, anything you want to know, anyone you want to talk to, is just one thought away. This is a reality for Titus and his teenage friends because of the Feed. […]

My Montessori Journey

My Montessori Journey

As parents, we all want the best education for our children. But what does that mean? What does that look like? For me, it means having access to the teachings and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. We have three children, ages 10, 7, and 4. They are all unique; all with their own personalities, special […]

How Do You Get Your Child to Read Books?

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!

Book Review: Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To My Daughters

Book Review: Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To My Daughters

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama illustrated by Loren Long This father starts the letter to his daughters by telling them what a joy they are to him. Then he moves on to encourage them about characteristics and talents that he sees in them. He highlights Americans who have also […]

Five Ways to Instill the Love of Reading

Five Ways to Instill the Love of Reading

When I was 15, I moved from Wisconsin to North Carolina at the beginning of summer. I had no friends and was so bored. My mom, seeing my boredom, took me to the Library off Rea Road to check out some books. I wasn’t an avid reader but was willing to do anything! I came […]