20+ Montessori-Inspired Language Activities for Infants and Toddlers

“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed.”  ~Maria Montessori Maria Montessori  wrote that the sensitive period for language is from birth […]

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Fannie Never Flinched — Pittsburgh Events This Week

Fannie Never Flinched Western Pennsylvania friends — if you’re interested in women’s history, there are some fun events coming up this week for you!  Author Mary Cronk Farrell is visiting Pittsburgh to promote her new book, Fannie Never Flinched, about a labor organizer from the Pittsburgh area in the early 1900s.  Her publicist sent me the […]

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Leaf Man Story Basket for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Have I mentioned how much I like creating fall-themed works for my kids?  I was excited to find this Leaf Man Story Basket up in my attic from my Montessori training days, and both kids have enjoyed working with it this fall! Have you read Leaf Man, by Lois Ehlert?  I love all of her […]

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15 Books for Teaching Diversity

To read about what inspired this series on World Peace, check out World Peace Shelf. To read other posts in this series, check out Multicultural Nesting Dolls, International Children Magnets with World Map, “Peace” & Peacekeeper Cards, Trades of Hope, & World Bank. L can’t read yet, but she LOVES looking at books and having me read to her.  When it […]

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