Our Montessori Movement Shelf

Maria Montessori wrote a great deal about the important link between movement and learning, but I have always taken that to mean mostly fine motor movement and muscle memory with the use of academic materials.  Nora, my sweet littlest one, has challenged me yet again — because she is a MOVER.  A constantly moving/dancing/swaying/twirling whirlwind […]

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Montessori-Inspired Self-Care Printables

When I first learned that Renae of Every Star is Different was putting together a bunch of printables focusing on the Montessori practical life concept of “care of self,” I admit that I had no idea how she was going to do it.  That is a very hands-on part of the Montessori curriculum, and I […]

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Montessori Dinosaur Study: The Mesozoic Era

After taking a close look at dinosaur fossils and the clues they left us, we dove into the Mesozoic era with a study of dinosaurs by type and age. I made a timeline to scale to show the lengths of the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous time periods, which you can download for free HERE.  On […]

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Montessori Fine Motor Skills: Balancing

As the girls get older, their fine motor skills continue to get more advanced and I’m simply puzzled by what new works to provide to meet their needs.  I remembered this work from a Montessori primary classroom back when I was teaching, so I brought it out for our homeschool preschool to work on balancing […]

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Montessori Resources for Parents: The Montessori Toddler Book Review

I am often asked for Montessori book recommendations for parents, and I may have found the best one yet.  Simone Davies’ The Montessori Toddler is a finely detailed instruction manual for parents of toddlers, and how I wish it had been around for me to hand out to parents when I was still in a […]

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