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 Art Activities for Infants and Toddlers

“We should enrich his environment with means of expression and indirectly prepare his hand to carry out its functions in the best possible manner.”  ~ Maria Montessori Maria Montessori believed that art was a natural creation universal to the human species — each culture developed its own art as a means of expression.  Because art […]

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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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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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