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Rock Washing Work

Rock Washing Work Maria Montessori recognized and understood that children were eager to work, even when the work seems like a chore to adults. Their work is their play and while working, they are forming and developing foundations in organizational skills as well as intelligence. Washing and cleaning activities in the classroom or at home […]

Inspired Montessori Trays & Baskets Guide

Have you ever noticed that children love to be outside?  When my children were little, even before they were walking, they would pull themselves up to our back glass door and bang on it, saying over and over again, “outside, outside!”  Now my grandchildren do the same thing! It was and still is a happy place for all of our family. 

Montessori Basics Principle #5 – Following the Child Through Observation

Following the Child Through Observation Observation is a scientific study of something. Scientists observe to gather and record data in order to develop and test hypotheses and theories. Observations can and are made for many different reasons. Observation in the Montessori classroom is a tool that is used by the adult to gather information about […]

How to Present Shelf Work

How to Present Shelf Work We are often asked, “So now that I’ve set up shelf work for my child, how do I get them to use it and clean it up?” As you all know or are learning, there are many facets to a Montessori environment and mindset. There are so many important details […]

Montessori Basics Principle #3 Part 1 – The Preparation of the Environment

Montessori Basics Principle #3 Part 1 What is the Prepared Environment? The Montessori classroom by design is beautiful and carefully curated to bring children into an environment that is rich in learning opportunities. It is a place where independent work is encouraged and celebrated. Beautiful materials are displayed on low shelves and spaces are set […]

Montessori Basics Guiding Principles – Structure, Organization and Simplicity in a Montessori Environment

Have you ever noticed that children love to be outside?  When my children were little, even before they were walking, they would pull themselves up to our back glass door and bang on it, saying over and over again, “outside, outside!”  Now my grandchildren do the same thing! It was and still is a happy place for all of our family. 

Montessori Basics Guiding Principles- Personal & Spiritual Preparation

Have you ever noticed that children love to be outside?  When my children were little, even before they were walking, they would pull themselves up to our back glass door and bang on it, saying over and over again, “outside, outside!”  Now my grandchildren do the same thing! It was and still is a happy place for all of our family.