The summer is always a great opportunity to go back to basics and I have found a great little series on Montessori basics by Jocelyn Scotty. Great to share with new parents who have their children enrolled for the fall. Also simply a great refresher for teachers and classroom assistants:
Here is the first installment:
Enjoy and tell me what you think of them?
Came across this great site of the National Park Service's site for children of all ages. It is especially geared for older children above age 6. There is plenty to do here and explore and a great way to learn about nature and the outdoors. Try it out:
As Montessorians, we have both the privilege and obligation to share with children and parents, the awesome responsibility to care for our planet. Today's post takes you to a simulation that visually staggering as we consider the richness of the earth and our care for it. Check out:
Be sure to scroll down the entire page for more information.
Let me know what you think.
Here is a great little visual presentation you can share with parents on what juices to limit and which ones are healthy:
Juice Wars Slideshow: The Best and Worst for Your Health
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Here's a great article from Lori Bourne of Montessori for Everyone. It offers some insights on some recent clinical work done by Dr. Steve Hughes on neurodevelopmental benefits of classical Montessori education:
Here is an excellent little video about Dr. Montessori that you can share with parents, friends or those who simply would like to know more about Dr. Montessori and her work. Enjoy!
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Information can often overwhelm with too many choices without ever getting to the bottomline. Here is a great FAQ page from http://montessori.edu that is simple and concise and may be of help to you or to parents who are interested in Montessori education.
Check it out: http://www.montessori.edu/FAQ.html
For those of us in the USA, have a great 4th of July!
What better way to bring Practical Life into the home but through planning and preparing a meal with your child. Healthy cooking gives us a deeper appreciation for the natural goodness that comes from the soil and other foods we eat. Plus it can help us with skills in pouring, mixing, organization, teamwork and more... .
Here's a link to some great recipes to use with children:
UMA is serious about your overall health and the health of children!