Montessori and Gentleness
How does Montessori facilitate gentleness in children and what can you as a parent do to encourage your child to embrace their gentleness?
Montessori and Independence; The Self – Esteem Secret
Examining the link between independence and self esteem and discovering that it is not something we can expect schools to achieve without parental support.
Montessori – A Lesson For Parents In Trusting The Child.
Follow the child is a popular hashtag on instagram, but aside from letting kids pick their own books and toys what does it look like in practice? Sometimes it means trusting them when they tell you “I’m ready.”
My Five Favourite Montessori Appropriate Authors
Choosing Montessori Appropriate books is a minefield so I've put together this list of Montessori Appropriate Authors to speed up your selections and allow you to make requesting books from your library easier. If you’re more a ‘watcher’ than a reader there’s a video version with a look inside the books at the end!
Why There’s No Elf on Our Shelf
Four reasons why we don’t do Elf on the Shelf
Types of Play; Functional Play
Functional play starts early and lasts until the child is 24 months. The Montessori infant materials are particularly effective for accommodating the Functional Play phase as they isolate the stimulus and have a strong control of error. Read on to learn more about this early play phase.
What Makes A Toy Montessori
From the outside it appears Montessori has so many rules and philosophies that it's easy to become overwhelmed, especially since most mainstream stores only stock a few items suitable for a Montessori homes. In truth the guidelines are very straightforward and easy to follow.
How to Talk About Consent with A Toddler
Finding the words to explore consent is easy when you know where to start. By starting young we can prepare our teenagers to navigate the increasingly complex world or sexual relationships.
Mindful Mum; The Importance of Joining Your Child’s Wonder
Do we model joy? Do we model a thirst for knowledge? Do we model tranquility? Are we showing our children that life is a wonderful thing to live or an endless round of work and repeat?
Offering Choice; A 5 Step Guide to Offering Your Toddler Choices.
A Montessori approach to offering choice to your toddler; how to create a parent respectfully and avoid conflict.