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Anthea Montessori House of Children
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A great writeup in NY Times on the importance of playful learning
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A great read on what they call unschooling and what we call Montessori method smile!
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By instilling in a child a “need to read” you are enabling them to move mountains, reading empowers a child and an adult alike!
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Let children play outdoors to improve their handwriting! Surprised?!! Read on to know more...
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A good read on praise and the effects on children.
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LOVE this Poem
Taken from the blog of a Montessori school (Sweetwater Bay Montessori Preschool), I had to post this here because I know I will want to reference in the future.......
Today I did my math and science.
I toasted bread, halved and quartered, counted, measured, and used my eyes, ears and hands.
I added and subtracted on the way.
I used magnets, blocks and memory tray.
I learned about a rainbow and how to weigh.
So please don't say -
"ANYTHING IN YOUR BAG TODAY?"
You see, I'm sharing as I play, to learn to listen and speak clearly when I talk
to wait my turn and when inside to walk.
To put my words into a phrase, to find my name and write it down.
To do it with a smile and not to frown, to put my pasting brush away.
So please don't say -
"ANYTHING IN YOUR BAG TODAY?"
I learned about a snail and a worm.
Remembered how to take my turn.
Helped a friend when he was stuck.
Learned that water runs off a duck.
Looked at words from left to right.
Agreed to differ, not to fight.
So please don't say -
"DID YOU ONLY PLAY TODAY?"
Yes, I played the whole day through.
I played to learn the things I do,
I speak a problem, find a clue and work out for myself just what to do.
My teachers set the scene, and stay near-by to help me when I really try.
They are there to pose the problems, and to help me think.
I hope they will keep me floating and never let me sink. All of this is in my head and not in my bag.
It makes me sad to hear you say -
"HAVEN'T YOU DONE ANYTHING TODAY?"
When you attended your meeting today and do your work I will remember not to say to you -
"WHAT DID YOU DO?"
- author unknown
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We often forget that imagination is a force for the discovery of truth. The mind is not a passive thing, but a devouring flame, never in repose, always in action. ~ Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind
Storytelling is a way to make Language Arts come alive. Also, storytelling can assist in nurturing the development of a child’s self-expression through public speaking, drama, and performance.
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Some children, especially the very young ones, also often learn from observing others silently and intently. “In doing this they absorb much more than it seems, and are already preparing themselves for more active social participation in the community,” observed Dr. Montessori.
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Montessori environment provides ample opportunities for making friends and interacting with others.
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