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Deb Chitwood
Works at Living Montessori Now
Attended Sheffield Hallam University
Lives in San Diego, California
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Welcome to my calendar of June themed activities for kids.
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Blog post at BitsofPositivity.com : Welcome to Bits of Positivity! If you haven't visited my blog before, I want to give you an idea of what Bits of Positivity is all about. I'[..]
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Today, I want to share an after Mother's Day flower petal transfer activity that can be adapted for toddlers or preschoolers.
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Today, I'll be sharing some age-appropriate chores in lists and free printables from around the blogosphere.
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I’m sharing the links to lots of free butterfly printables for preschoolers through 1st graders (and sometimes older).
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Through Montessori for the Earth, Lisa Nolan offers online Montessori and homeschool lesson plans for infants, toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, lower elementary, and special needs children.
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My 18-month-old granddaughter had a lot of fun with a special vocabulary and sensory experience using real fruit and Montessori toddler fruit cards.
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Today, I want to share some fun summer learning activities using Spielgaben educational toys and free printables.
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Blog post at BitsofPositivity.com : In 1975, I read Parent Effectiveness Training by psychologist Dr. Thomas Gordon. 40 years later, I'm still recommending the Parent Effectiv[..]
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Today, I'm adding free patriotic songs and rhymes that can be used for Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, and Veteran's Day to my series of free songs and rhymes for circle time.
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First Montessori Cylinder Block Presentation

http://livingmontessorinow.com/2015/05/17/first-montessori-cylinder-block-presentation/

Part of the 12 Months of Montessori Learning series!

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Today, I'm sharing ideas for the first presentation of a Montessori cylinder block. This can be introduced as early as age 1 1/2.
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  • Living Montessori Now
    Montessori Writer, 2010 - present
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Founder of Living Montessori Now and Bits of Positivity - Montessori educator/writer, former homeschooler, and mother of two adult children
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I have two blogs: LivingMontessoriNow.com and BitsofPositivity.com. In addition, I'm the cofounder of SpringSnowPublications.com. I also write on the 15th of each month at the collaborative PreKandKSharing.blogspot.com. I'm the author of Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy, published in December 2013

I'm a Montessori writer and former homeschooler with Montessori certification and an MA in Early Childhood Studies. I live in San Diego with Terry, my husband of 39 years.

My 29-year-old son, Will, lives in San Diego. He and his wife, Chea, are skating coaches. Will is also a DJ, and Chea is also a Sport Psychology Consultant. Will has his B.A. in Communications, and Chea has her doctorate in Sports Psychology. In November 2013, Will and Chea made me a very happy first-time grandmother!

My daughter, Christina (now 24), moved to England at age 16 to skate with her ice-dance partner, Mark Hanretty. I lived with Christina in Sheffield, England, for 1 1/2 years until she was old enough to live on her own. I completed my master’s program at Sheffield Hallam University. Except for missing my husband and son, living in England was a great experience!

Christina now has her BA in Performance and Professional Practice and is married to an Englishman, Tom Parkin. Christina and Tom moved to San Diego at the end of 2010. Tom is a golf pro in San Diego, and Chrissy is a fitness specialist, motivational speaker, author, and coach/choreographer.

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  • Sheffield Hallam University
    MA in Early Childhood Studies, 2006 - 2007
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