What did Maria Montessori say about the child’s true nature? How can parents best nurture their children’s sense of empathy, awe, and connectedness to the natural world? Join Lorna as she presents Christine Lapierre’s slides for this informative session.
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.
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 […]
All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan-paintings by Mike Wimmer All the Places to Love is a beautiful book about family, appreciation for natural surroundings, connecting with nature and finding places to love. The feelings that the words to the story evoke are tender, kind, caring, and sharing. Each family member spends time with […]
Good Night Beach by Adam Gamble and Cooper Kelly I remember fondly a book very similar to this one that my children and I read together when they were very young and into their elementary years. They loved looking for all the beach creatures and activities that people were engaged in. It may have helped […]
1.Doing the Laundry When your first-year college student arrives home with his dirty laundry, it’s too late! My grandsons (ages 5 and 6) account for 99 percent of the family laundry. Do they do anything (ANYTHING!) to help? NO! According to an online article on parenting.com, you can begin educating your child in the laundry […]
Join Lorna McGrath, Program Director of the Montessori Family Alliance, for “Toddlers in the Garden: a Grandparent’s Perspective.” Have you ever wondered what to do when a special child comes to visit? Lorna has! Whether your space is small or large or somewhere in between she will share ideas for creating an outdoor space in […]
Kelly will share ideas for connecting discoveries, explorations, and interests in and with nature at home to the classroom experience. It’s a two-way street from home to classroom and back. Join us to find out how!
Written by Christinia Cheung & Han Tran Illustrated by Tong Wu The authors have created a book that extols the virtues of the coconut tree in rhyme. They bring in not only the many uses for all parts of the tree but also the parts of the world where these plants thrive. The book is […]
Jake’s Bones Written by Jake McGowan-Lowe Jake’s Bones is a fascinating children’s book that takes you around the world and even in your own backyard to see the most amazing bones on the planet. Jake, an elementary-age author, captures the reader’s mind by telling everything from the biggest bones to the smallest bones and taking […]
There are so many experiences that grandparents can provide for their grandchildren that don’t involve technology, theme parks, expensive toys, etc. Duna provides easy and fun suggestions for grandparents when the grandchildren are around!
Kelly Johnson, a Montessori trained elementary guide, artist, author, and nature enthusiast, shares ideas and experiences for young children and their families to do together!