Preparing the Hand for Writing the Montessori Way

The Montessori method has a particular way of preparing different parts of the body for reading and writing. We prepare the ears for hearing the sounds, we prepare the eyes for recognizing symbols and understanding that we read from left to right, and we prepare the hands for holding a pencil the correct way, making […]

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Mindfulness Activities for the Whole Family

I don’t know how things are going in your family, but it’s been a difficult start to the new school year for us! We have several Calming Corners set up around the house from when my girls were younger, but they’ve outgrown most of the things in them. My small group coaching clients were looking […]

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7 Montessori-Inspired Shape Activities — Free Printable!

I always love when I find one printable material that can be used in several different ways, so I created this simple free printable of shape cards and I’m going to show you 7 different Montessori-inspired ways to use them! Teaching the shape names using a 3 Period Lesson This free printable file includes cards […]

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Our Favorite Montessori Resources for the Second Plane Child

If you’ve been around the Montessori world for a while now, you may have heard about the planes of development. Maria Montessori noticed certain human tendencies and characteristics in a wave of phases that she termed the Four Planes of Development. Each plane has its own goals and behaviors as a way of continuing along […]

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Our Montessori-Inspired After School Routine

Every so often, I ask readers to submit post topic suggestions, and this one came up recently: What our after school routine looks like and how to support learning/homework the Montessori way at home. I am not sure how other Montessori families do it, but this is what our Montessori-inspired after school routine looks like: […]

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