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We’ve Got This!

We’ve Got This!

“Montessori was made for times like this,” said Patty Sobelman, Head of School at Pines Montessori School. Montessori schools worldwide have shifted to what is now our new normal by being adaptable, practical, pragmatic, and humble. If any educational model is...

Get Kids Moving

Get Kids Moving

Why Physical Play Must Be Part of the Formula When Kids Head Back to School By Preston Blackburn What began abruptly as a stay-at-home mandate two springs ago settled in for significantly longer than any of us expected. Fortunately, with vaccines, we are trending back...

Making Lunch

Making Lunch

One of the most challenging parts of having children in school is making lunches. With some guidance, children can make their own lunch. It then becomes a win/win situation. You do not need to make lunch daily, your child gets to practice practical life skills, and...

A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

Engendering Love of One’s Home with Adolescents The NewGate School, Global Campus Students, Research Their Place on Earth and Weave a Story to Share By Amy Kremer-Treibly and Elizabeth Hale The NewGate School’s Global Campus is composed of students in seventh through...

An Online Montessori School for Teens

An Online Montessori School for Teens

Editor’s Note: Families have been inspired by Montessori to home-school their children for years. The trend seems to be expanding. Something new grew out of the pandemic: online education at the adolescent level that is consciously based on Montessori guidelines. One...

The Importance of the Kindergarten Year

The Importance of the Kindergarten Year

Every year in January, one of us will write an article about the importance of children who are turning five completing the three-year cycle of the Montessori Early Childhood program. We do this because this is a decision that is truly important for any child who has...

Looking Back on My Years in Montessori

Looking Back on My Years in Montessori

A college essay by Douglas Delaney I think my life will be a roller-coaster of emotion and experiences. I will never forget the beginning of my amazing ride at Beach Park, the Montessori school that I attended from preschool through eighth grade. When I look back on...

Raising Helpers

Raising Helpers

by Theresa of Montessoriinreallife.com One of the most wonderful things about toddlers is how they so inherently want to help. They are eager to be involved, be near us, and participate in our day-to-day activities. What we deem “chores,” toddlers see as what they...

TENDING TO GRACE & COURTESY

TENDING TO GRACE & COURTESY

), Grace and courtesy is often used to mean either rules or manners, or mannerly following of the rules. There are many lists out there about the grace and courtesy lessons that should be presented in the beginning of the year, making it seem to be a “one and remind”...

Messy Spaces for Art and Hobbies

Messy Spaces for Art and Hobbies

by Tim Seldin and Lorna McGrath An excerpt from Montessori For Every Family, published by DK Press, 2021 In most families, there are hobbies, interests, and activities that can be messy, need to be left in place to continue to work on later, or where special tools and...

Faces of Normalization

Faces of Normalization

Normalization is a term that Montessori teachers exhaust at the beginning of each school year. “The children are normalizing.” “Normalization is a delicate process.” “We’re almost normalized.” But what is normalization? Dr. Montessori described normalization in this...

Advice: Tears At Pickup

Advice: Tears At Pickup

Your day can be ruined when your child tells you that something upsetting happened at school. Maybe a friend wouldn’t play with your child, or a classmate called your child a name, or any number of possible scenarios. The first thing your gut tells you to do is...

Book Reviews

Book Reviews

Some of My Favorite Books For Older Children by Tim Seldin Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? A Fast, Clear, and Fun Explanation of the Economics You Need for Success in Your Career, Business, and Investments Written by Richard J. Maybury Edited by Jane A. Williams...

Providing Peace in the Pandemic

Providing Peace in the Pandemic

The Montessori Approach to Living Well in Anxious Times The Covid 19 pandemic has brought about so many feelings in all of us: fear, uncertainty, sadness, loneliness, isolation, confusion, a sense of accomplishment, a sense of failure, a lack of connection, a loss of...

Tomorrow’s

Child

The International Magazine for Montessori Families
Tomorrow’s Child (ISSN 10716246), published four times a year, is the official magazine of The Montessori Foundation, a non-profit organization. The opinions expressed in Tomorrow’s Child editorials, columns, and features are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the magazine or The Montessori Foundation. Acceptance of advertising does not represent the Foundation’s endorsement of any product or service. It is policy of The Montessori Foundation, a non-profit organization, to encourage support for the organization by discounting the sale of School Group Memberships to the MFA that include Tomorrow’s Child magazine to enable schools to make the magazine available to their families. The Montessori Foundation does not grant permission to reprint material from Tomorrow’s Child in any other form (book, newsletter, journals). Copies of this issue or back issues are available for purchase through our online bookstore. For School Group Memberships, call 800-655-5843 (toll free), or place your order at here. The Montessori Foundation does not provide refunds for cancelled School Group Memberships. Send all correspondence to: The Montessori Foundation | 19600 E State Road 64, Bradenton, FL 34212-8921 EDITOR Joyce St. Giermaine PRESIDENT Tim Seldin PROGRAM DIRECTOR Lorna McGrath EVENTS & MEMBERSHIP Bridgett Wheeler DISPLAY ADVERTISING Joyce St. Giermaine BOOKKEEPER Don Dinsmore FULFILLMENT Kristi Antczak CREATIVE DIRECTOR Katrina Costedio
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