Below are some of excerpts quoted in a recent article, “Authentic Montessori: The Dottoressa’s View at the End of Her Life – Part I: The Environment,” published by Lillard & McHugh in the Journal of Montessori Research (Spring 2019). General:
The Montessori object permanence box (also called a “ball-drop” box) is a quintessential Montessori sensorial material for infants ages 9-12 months. It is simple, engaging and valuable for teaching many skills, including object permanence, hand-eye coordination, palmar grasp, and more.
Holidays are more than just fun. They are special occasions important for human, emotional, and spiritual life. They are often connected with our culturally-derived beliefs about what is most important. The holidays are a great time to introduce new activities
At a glance: The topponcino is an infant support pillow used during the first 8-12 weeks of life. It supports the fragile head, neck and body of the newborn during holding and carrying. It provide a sense of warmth, comfort,
“The best way to help children in developing free movement in the first twelve months is to provide the large, low bed we have already described, to leave them on the ground for as long as possible and to avoid
Here is our play-through and review of the Montessori app, “Intro to Letters” by Montessorium. Our brief review, including limitations and benefits, is included at the end. App includes: – Letter tracing (lower, upper & blends/digraphs) – Voice recording Limitations:
“Montessori is founded on the belief that children are capable of self-development and that they will reach their true potential when they are helped to find their own path in an environment that is specifically tailored to their needs at
Here is our latest video of some basic Montessori materials you can DIY at home, organized by age & stage. Included are a number of different inexpensive of DIY alternatives to essential Montessori baby “toys” and materials including Montessori mobiles,
Here are the six biggest obstacles to the healthy development of babies and young children, according to Dr. Maria Montessori. 1. Too Much Help 2. Disrespect, Harshness, & Violence 3. Being Interrupted 4. Fatigue 5. Obstacles to Free Movement 6.
In Understanding the Human Being, AMI Trainer and Author Dr. Silvana Montanaro describes the first 6-8 weeks of life as the “symbiotic period” — which is both mother and baby need each other to “give and receive something absolutely necessary for