15 Ways to Raise World Changers

 “We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.” ~Maria Montessori Montessori is a lot of practical life skills and sandpaper letters and bead bars and all the rest of it, but it’s also about cultivating […]

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Discipline the Montessori Way

Discipline is one of the topics I get the most questions about, which is why I made it a large part of my Montessori Parenting E-Course and Workshops.  You can get a full, more detailed version of how to discipline the Montessori way over there, but here’s a cheat sheet for you: The first step […]

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Food Prep Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers — Orange Juicing

I found the most adorable little ceramic juicer at Target one day, and I knew it would be PERFECT for L’s little hands.  You can find one like it here. I put the juicer, half an orange, and a small glass like this one on a small tray.  I showed L how to squeeze and twist […]

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40+ Montessori-Inspired Practical Life Activities for Infants and Toddlers

“When a child is given a little leeway, he will at once shout, ‘I want to do it!’  But in our schools, which have an environment adapted to children’s needs, they say, ‘Help me to do it alone.’  And these words reveal their inner needs.”  ~Maria Montessori Maria Montessori believed that child development emerges in […]

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International Friends: Please Share With Us!

We are about to begin studying the continents of the world!  I know I have readers from all over the world — and I need your help!  I am looking for items to put in our continent boxes.  If you are from anywhere other than the United States, could you send me a trinket/coin/something culturally […]

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