20+ Montessori-Friendly Outdoor Activities for Summertime

“When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.” ~ Maria Montessori Our family does Montessori homeschool preschool year-round, without really taking a break for summertime.  However, when the weather is nice, we like to bring the classroom outside!  Here are over 20 Montessori-friendly activities for keeping cool and interacting with nature in […]

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Montessori Human Body Study: The Nervous System

We began our study of the human body on the outside and worked our way in — as most Montessori learning goes!  After learning all about The Outer Body, we moved on in to look at the Skeletal System and the Muscular System before starting at the top with the Nervous System. Our favorite activity […]

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Montessori Human Body Study: The Five Senses

We began our study of the human body on the outside and worked our way in — as most Montessori learning goes!  After learning all about The Outer Body, the skeletal system, and the muscular system, we decided to start at the top and working our way down.  My favorite part of our nervous system study […]

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The Value of Pretend Play — a Montessorian’s Perspective

As a blogger/social media presence, I occasionally get nasty comments directed toward me and my way of doing Montessori.  One thing that we do in our Montessori family that others have attacked me for is allowing pretend play.  Apparently there are many people out there who believe that if we were truly Montessori enough, we […]

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How to Teach Music Notation the Montessori Way

The Montessori method of education teaches reading and writing by isolating each sound/symbol and allowing the child to manipulate them herself through the movable alphabet.  So why would we teach music any differently?  I don’t have a music degree, but I do know how to read music and play the piano —  so when I […]

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