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The Habit of Specializing in Children’s Food

The Habit of Specializing in Children’s Food

  aria Montessori was an investigator and educational scientist with an “eye of genius” for child development. Her nutritional expertise, written nearly a century ago, was progressive even by today’s standards. “In order to protect the child’s development, especially in neighborhoods where standards of child hygiene are not yet prevalent in the home, it would […]

All Hands On!!!!  Science Inquiry With Young Toddlers

All Hands On!!!! Science Inquiry With Young Toddlers

  cience may not be a topic that families emphasize with their toddlers. Instead, families may focus on sharing story books, building structures with blocks, exploring crayons and paint, and simply playing with toddlers’ favorite toys. These are all excellent choices, but the world of inquiry-based science offers surprising opportunities for toddlers too. The following […]

Montessori Parenting: A Concept Whose Time Has Come

Montessori Parenting: A Concept Whose Time Has Come

ince Dr. Maria Montessori’s discovery of the true nature of childhood over a century ago, children around the globe have benefitted from Montessori education. However, even parents who have children enrolled in Montessori schools could derive further benefits through the implementation of Montessori principles and practices in the home . Children reap the rewards when, […]

Victory and Peace

Victory and Peace

he four-year-old girls were good friends, but now they’re angry. One said something to the other, tempers flared, and a friendship is in jeopardy. Fortunately, the children are in a Montessori classroom. Montessori schools use many techniques for harmony, but in this classroom they have a peace rose. One little girl retrieves the flower from […]