Lessons

Written by guest author Jenny Formon Work-time in a Montessori classroom is a combination of perfecting previous skills and works, along with receiving new lessons.  There is tremendous value and emphasis in the practice and repetition of already known works.  The repetition of work is important in mastering those works as well as preparing for future […]

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Help to Life - Understand the Stages of Development

Help to Life: Why Every Parent and Caregiver Needs to Understand the Stages of Development

Presented by: Mary Ellen Maunz, M.Ed., Founder and Program Director, Age of Montessori Many childhood behaviors (and misbehaviors) are rooted in spontaneous actions that show themselves during different developmental stages. When we do not understand and support development, we see children fiercely defending what their inner teacher wants and needs to accomplish. The more you […]

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The Right Tools at the Right Time

Your child needs the right tools at the right time… Developmentally speaking, the first six years are the most important of your child’s life. Science tells us that children develop 85% of core brain structure by the time they are six years old. Your child will build on this core foundation throughout the rest of his […]

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Your Child’s Developmental “Windows of Opportunity”

The Burning Fire of Interest! Do you know that your child is experiencing developmental “windows of opportunity”? I call them windows of opportunity because while the “window is open” your child has an amazing opportunity to learn specific information and skills easily and spontaneously. Once the window has closed, however, the same information/skills must be […]

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Montessori Inspired Autumn Spice Scent Bottles

Montessori Inspired Spice-Scent Bottles Scent or smelling bottles are a classic part of the Montessori curriculum. It’s also an easy and inexpensive do-it-yourself activity. I found these perfect, mini mason jars at the dollar store. Perfect because they are glass (so they have no plastic scent) and the lids are easy to remove and replace–even for very small […]

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