May’s Montessori Principle in Action

~Montessori at home with baby~ The Montessori philosophy, in a nutshell, is that children are more competent than we give them credit for. We must set up a prepared environment for them to accomplish tasks and challenge them with new tasks. Practicing Montessori techniques at home with your baby … [Read more...]

April’s Montessori Principle in Action

~The Importance of Sorting~ Children have a natural desire to make sense of their world, to create order in a world that seems largely out of their control. For that reason, sorting activities often attract children. In fact, many children will start sorting things without even being … [Read more...]

March’s Montessori Principle in Action

What makes an activity “Montessori?”  In order to create a Montessori environment at home, it is important to understand what makes a Montessori activity. There are many standards behind the beautiful work placed throughout the classroom. Utilizing these seven steps, your Montessori environment at … [Read more...]

February’s Montessori Principle in Action

Indoor activities for the cold weather Winter has definitely hit Georgia, and our little ones have to stay inside more days than not right now. Maria Montessori always emphasized the importance of children practicing their gross motor skills, but it is hard when most gross motor activities are … [Read more...]

January’s Montessori Principle in Action

Learning to read the Montessori way In a Montessori school, children are learning many different kinds of skills that are taught at an early age. They are being introduced to practical life lessons, such as using a dustpan and broom, mopping, using tongs and spoons. They are also shown geography, … [Read more...]

October’s Montessori Principle in Action

MONTESSORI THEMES AT HOME: APPLES Now that October is here, and the harvest season has begun, apples can be a lot of fun to work with to create new learning opportunities. Just like at school, you can create a theme of the month or theme of the week with your child at home. Apples can be a great … [Read more...]

August’s Montessori Principle in Action

THEMED TREASURE BASKETS If you’re pregnant, have a baby, or are expecting a new grandchild, this is the perfect time to make something commonly found in Montessori infant-toddler programs – a treasure basket. A treasure basket is simple and inexpensive to create. It contains a number of items … [Read more...]

May’s Montessori Principle In Action

WALKING ON THE LINE Walking on the line is a traditional Montessori exercise for grace of movement. During the summer or in any nice weather, you could add extra interest to the activity by taking it outdoors. Why not have a line hunt for straight lines?! Let your child walk on each line he or … [Read more...]

March’s Montessori Principle In Action

TIPS FOR AN EFFECTIVE INFANT TODDLER MONTESSORI HOME ENVIRONMENT An important aspect of the Montessori infant and toddler environment is feeding. Once the child is ready for solid food, an infant/toddler-size table and chair are preferable to a high chair. The importance is freedom. The child is … [Read more...]