How to Teach Writing & Reading the Montessori Way

One of the questions I’m asked the most often over on Instagram is the order of lessons for teaching your child to read.  That’s kind of a trick question, because using the Montessori method, writing is actually taught first.  I put together all of my previous posts about learning to write and read the Montessori way, […]

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Setting Up an Art Corner for Kids: Our Essentials for Build-Your-Own Montessori-Inspired Art Trays

Maria Montessori believed that art was a natural creation universal to the human species — each culture developed its own art as a means of expression.  Because art serves as a way of expressing oneself, Montessori developed a method for teaching it that would not get in the way of the child’s expressive tendencies.  She […]

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Dinosaur Museum Free Printable Scavenger Hunts

Last week we finished up our 4-month dinosaur study!  For our final review day, we headed over to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History [known as “the dinosaur museum” in our house] to check out the dinosaur fossils! We’ve been there many times before, so this time I decided to make a quick little scavenger […]

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How to Teach Telling Time the Montessori Way

Lila has been extremely interested in clocks lately and has been asking me to teach her about how to tell time, so these telling time printables came at just the right *time.* [I couldn’t resist!]  We’ve been using it all week, and Lila is loving the hands-on materials.  I’M loving the fact that rather than purchasing […]

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