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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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You Can Teach Early Literacy Skills to your Child–Part 2

Last week’s blog introduced the five essential skills for the foundations of literacy according to Master Montessori teacher and Early Reading Specialist, Randall Klein. In the free online webinar entitled “Essential Skills for Beginning and Struggling Readers,” Randall Klein lists these steps as: Beginning sound isolation Using the alphabetic principle to identify sounds of letters […]

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You Can Teach Early Literacy Skills to your Child–Part 1

For many parents, myself included, the idea of teaching your child to read is daunting to say the least. Something that important should be left up to the experts, right? Well maybe not, especially with statistics like these (according to U.S. Department of Education): 32,000,000 adults in the U.S. can’t read 19% of high school […]

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Top 10 Questions Parents Ask About Montessori

OK, Parents: you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Age of Montessori understands that as a parent, you’ve got some important decisions to make. And that means you’re going to have some important questions. Parents need the facts in order to make the best choices for their children, and we’d like to help. In the words […]

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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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The Ten Secrets of Montessori-#7 Freedom of Choice

He must have absolute freedom of choice, and then he requires nothing but repeated experiences, which will become increasingly marked by interest and serious attention during his acquisition of some desired knowledge. ~Maria Montessori  Maria Montessori uncovered secrets–ten to be exact. Lucky for us, Mary Ellen Maunz, M. Ed., founder and Program Director of Age […]

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