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Montessori Inspired Education – Outdoor Classroom Ideas

Get Them Outside! Now that the weather is improving a bit, what could be better than moving some of the daily learning experience outside?”  Maria Montessori was a real advocate for the outdoor classroom.  She placed a lot of emphasis on getting children outdoors and connecting with nature. “There must be provision for the child […]

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What Spring Can Teach us About Our Sensitive Children

About Sensitive Children In a recent webinar by Age of Montessori entitled Understanding the Special Sensitivities of Today’s Children presenter Maureen Bright shares her wisdom about how parents, teachers, and care givers can look into the consciousness of especially sensitive (sensory, not emotionally) children, in order to help them cope with our over-stimulating world.  If […]

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A Delectable Leaf Lesson (Fall Shortbread Cookies)

Cooking, Lessons, and Leaves I absolutely love to cook with my children!  Cooking is an activity we all thoroughly enjoy, but the benefits don’t stop there.  Cooking also helps to develop children’s fine motor skills and teaches many Practical Life lessons such as:  coordination, concentration, order, and independence. Older children can hone reading and math […]

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What We Can Learn From Butterflies

“Growth is not merely a harmonious increase in size, but a transformation.”  Maria Montessori It is June and the spectacular Swallowtail Butterflies are flying now.  Every time I see these brilliant, beautiful butterflies, I am reminded of the time my son, at only 3 years old, made his own transformation into a nurturing, compassionate caretaker […]

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Nature, Children, and Montessori

Nature, Children, and Montessori “Solicitous care for living things affords satisfaction to one of the most lively instincts of the child’s mind.  Nothing is better calculated than this to awaken an attitude of foresight.” –Maria Montessori Now that spring has sprung and life is blooming all around us; my children’s respect for Mother Nature and […]

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