Why Our Montessori Family Uses Screen Time

I have been getting a lot of questions about screen time lately (over on my Instagram account in particular), so I wanted to address the elephant in the room: We DO allow our children to have a limited amount of screen time. I have received SO many judgmental messages and comments about this — so […]

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How to Present the Montessori Three Period Lesson

If you’ve been around the Montessori world for a while, you may have heard of the Three Period Lesson.  This is a method of teaching nomenclature and it is used quite frequently in the Montessori classroom whenever new material is introduced.  With young toddlers, especially those whose expressive language is not yet developed, the three […]

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20+ Montessori-Inspired Sensorial Activities for Infants and Toddlers

“By multiplying sense experiences and developing the ability to evaluate the smallest differences in various stimuli, one’s sensibilities are refined and one’s pleasures increased.  Beauty is found in harmony, not in discord; and harmony implies affinities, but these require a refinement of the senses if they are to be perceived.  The beautiful harmonies of nature […]

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Interview with Baan Dek Montessori

I rarely write about myself because my children are far more interesting — but if you’ve ever wondered what drew me to Montessori and why I do what I do, Baan Dek Montessori did a spotlight on MOMtessori Life.  You can read it HERE.

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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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