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Deb Chitwood
Works at Living Montessori Now
Attended Sheffield Hallam University
Lives in San Diego, California
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Blog post at BitsofPositivity.com : I'm a lover of music to teach all sorts of educational concepts. Music can be a fun way to reinforce manners rules, too. Here are some fre[..]
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Montessori-Inspired Map Activities Using Pin-It! Maps My 21-month-old granddaughter, Zoey, is in love with walking on the line. Walking on the line is a great Montessori practical life activity for control of movement in preschoolers. While the process and results won’t be quite the same with toddlers, Montessori walking on the line remains a wonderful activity with many extensions. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to yo...
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I've been lucky to take care of my 21-month-old granddaughter a few afternoons a week since she was a baby. I've prepared a number of Montessori spaces for her in my home.
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Blog post at BitsofPositivity.com : I LOVE this quote:  “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”  Vivian Greene [..]
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Today, I'm sharing some Montessori-inspired addition activities created using free printables and Spielgaben wooden dots.
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Blog post at BitsofPositivity.com : Happiness Happens Month is almost over, although I'd love to see happiness spread each month. I can't help but think of one of the early p[..]
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Blog post at BitsofPositivity.com : With both Happiness Happens Month and back to school for many in August, I just have to share this quote: “One test of the correctness of[..]
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Today, I'm reviewing Pin It! Maps and sharing Montessori-inspired map activities for a variety of ages using the Pin It! Maps.
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I have a new post at PreK + K Sharing. Today, I have some Montessori-inspired ambulance activities using free ambulance printables.
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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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