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Stopping the Constant Sibling Squabbles 

Stopping the Constant Sibling Squabbles 

A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR  As the grandmother of two boys (15 months apart in age), I have seen that the outcomes of minor squabbles can escalate at an alarming rate and turn into a physical battle, usually over a toy or a Pokemon™ card. Sometimes the most practical response by the adult in the room […]

Objetivos del Segundo Idioma, Métodos Montessori

            Note: This article was originally published in English in Tomorrow’s Child magazine in 2000. Translated by Patricia DeLeon 2018 por M. J. Rosanova, Ph.D. En el Instituto Bilingüe Montessori (MOBI), los niños juegan afuera. Puedo escucharlos afuera de mi ventana. Están cantando y llamándose entre sí en japonés. No, nuestra […]

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Interview with David Rotberg: Montessori Child and Montessori Guide 

 MF:  David, I understand you attended a Montessori school as a child. Can you tell our readers where you attended school and from what ages you attended? D: I attended Montessori Center of Farmington Hills, MI. Now it is called Red Hill Montessori Academy. I attended the school from the ages of three until five. […]

Fairy Gardens

Fairy Gardens

  Activities with your grandchildren don’t need to be costly or complicated. For me, it’s all about the experience with them and building great memories.   Recently, my Rochester granddaughters went to a venue where they made their own Fairy Gardens. Even with a discount coupon, it still cost my daughter a lot of money! Each […]

Second Language Goals, Montessori Methods

Second Language Goals, Montessori Methods

          by M. J. Rosanova, Ph.D. The Montessori Bilingual Institute (MOBI) The children are playing outside. I can hear them outside my window. They’re singing and calling out to each other in Japanese. No, our school isn’t located in Japan. InterCultura Montessori is located in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of […]

Webinar: Why Stay in Montessori? A Parent to Parent Chat

Webinar: Why Stay in Montessori? A Parent to Parent Chat

Join Lorna McGrath and Tanya Ryskind who are both parents of young people who spent much of their time, from toddlers to teens, in Montessori schools. They’re putting their Montessori hats slightly to the side and bringing their parent hats to the forefront to share their experiences, concerns, and reasons for staying with Montessori for […]

Creative Development in Art

Creative Development in Art

Creative Development in Art   This is an excerpt from the full presentation from Margaret’s presentation at the 2017 21st Annual International Montessori Foundation conference in Sarasota, Florida     Creativity can come in many forms. It is an essential component of fine art, invention, and innovation and is an important part of many industries, such as design, […]

Some Thoughts About Rolling Over

Some Thoughts About Rolling Over

Natural gross-motor development in infancy is valued, though integrating this philosophy and practice in the context of group care has been a journey. I’ve been developing a deep appreciation for the work that infants do in learning to move, and their work and authenticity has compelled me to deepen my observation skills to really assess […]

Webinar: Developing Neural Networks During the Toddler Years

Webinar: Developing Neural Networks During the Toddler Years

Join Lorna McGrath and Terri Sherrill for a look at ways we can support the growth and development of the young child’s brain during those important years from 18 months to 3 years old.

Thoughts on the New Year. 

Thoughts on the New Year. 

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”   Mother Teresa  My six-year-old grandson, Jackson, frequently goes into his “harmony” position. We don’t know where he learned this. He claims not to know. Maybe this is just another validation of Maria Montessori’s advice to “follow the child.” […]

Book Review: Everybody Needs a Rock

Everybody Needs a Rock Written by Byrd Baylor Illustrated by Peter Parnall Again, author Bryd Baylor uses poetic text for this book. I like this book for younger children. I can imagine them really getting into the hunt for the rock. If they find the right one, it will be their special rock forever. The […]

Book Review: Shadow Chasers

Book Review: Shadow Chasers

Shadow Chasers By Elly Mackay Elly Mackay is an author and artist. Her illustrations are magical, much like shadows. The three children spend a summer evening before the sun goes down chasing the elusive shadows of butterflies, rabbits, birds, deer, foxes, and more. Their own shadows are there, too. When the sun goes, they go […]