Archive | Maria Montessori

20 Ways to Get Your Kids Off the Couch!

As you may know, Maria Montessori was a physician (the first female doctor in Italy, actually) before becoming an educator. As such, she was keenly aware of the relationship between physical health and academic growth. The Montessori Method focuses on the whole child, which includes the child’s physical well-being as much as mental, spiritual, and […]

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Pros and Cons of a Montessori Education

Over the years, I’ve had countless conversations with parents regarding the pros and cons of a Montessori education. As parents, we have many different factors to take into consideration when it comes to choosing the right school for our children, factors such as location, cost, hours of operation and, of course, educational approach. Many would rank the […]

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What on Earth is a Cosmic Education?

If you are looking into Montessori education for your 6- to 12-year-old child (Montessori referred to this age as the “second plane of development”), you will likely hear the term “Cosmic Education.” So, what on Earth does this far-out phrase really mean? As with her educational method for younger children, Dr. Montessori developed the second […]

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The Significance of Sensitive Periods

Science and Sensitive Periods What can cats, mice, and monkeys teach us about the way our children develop? And what can this possibly have to do with Montessori? The answer to both questions boils down to two words: sensitive periods. Back in the 1960’s, researchers discovered that kittens deprived of visual input during the first […]

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Montessori Concepts that You Can Use at Home

“These words reveal the child’s inner needs; ‘Help me to do it alone’.” ~ Maria Montessori Nearly a century later, Maria Montessori’s wise words still ring true. Parents today, myself included, are looking for ways to foster our child(ren)’s confidence and independence. Never fear–you can benefit from the wisdom of Montessori at home. One of […]

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Why We Need to Share the Wisdom of Montessori

“People need this…it is an awakening of everything we want for our children.” ~ Mary Ellen Maunz, Age of Montessori Founder, Program Director The wisdom of Montessori is much more than an educational method, it is a way of life. It’s an in-depth understanding of the child’s stages of development and the ability to guide his […]

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Montessori Culinary Celebration: Irish Soda Bread (a Super Child-friendly Recipe!)

Irish Soda Bread, Practical Life, and Montessori March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day, and people everywhere enjoy this celebration of leprechauns, shamrocks, rainbows, and all things Irish.  This is a great time to talk about Ireland’s geography and culture.  It is also a reason to incorporate some fun, St. Patrick’s Day themes into your Montessori practical life activities. Cooking is one of my family’s favorite […]

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