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Montessori Early Childhood Language: Life-Long Literacy

Montessori Early Childhood Language: Life-Long Literacy

The development of language in early-childhood classrooms is an umbrella for the entire Montessori curriculum. Often teachers and parents consider activities on the shelves of the Language area as the heart of actual language learning. Certainly these activities provide powerful opportunities, but language learning occurs most profoundly in the moment-to-moment life of interactions within the […]

Katya Learns To Read

Katya Learns To Read

Katya was the youngest of the three sisters. She was about to become seven years old that coming Christmas time. Her birthday was December 26. She was a Christmas present that came a day late, her father used to say. Katya had a pretty face and delicate hands but was crippled with bones that grew […]

Book Review | Right now, I Am Brave

Book Review | Right now, I Am Brave

by Dr. Daniela Owen Illustrated by Gülce Baycik Here’s another good one from Dr. Owen. The first lesson—when things that we find scary are not actually dangerous, it’s time to be brave. She goes on to define what it means to be brave. She explains how our brains are...

5 Little Ways Read-Aloud Time Can Improve Spelling Skills

Surprisingly, doing these simple things during story time can make a big difference (Ages 4-10). our children probably have a few books that they ask you to read to them over and over again. While re-reading books provides opportunities to help your young reader develop important reading comprehension skills, it can also sneakily improve your […]

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 […]