All About Montessori Albums

Do You Need A Montessori Teaching Album?

When you find out that Montessori exists and how amazing it is for children, you want it, and you want it now! I completely understand. Even growing up Montessori with all of my mother's knowledge, books, and notes at my fingertips, when I first started teaching I felt desperate for more access to the information offered in Montessori teacher … [Read more...]

4 Possibly Perfect Teacher Gifts and 1 Something Special

a Montessori present for a teacher!

Raise your hand if you've ever gotten a mug from a co-worker who doesn't know you personally. Now imagine twenty five brand new mugs sitting on your desk. Every single year. I might be just guessing here, but I have a sneaking suspicion that a lot of those I-heart-my-teacher mugs might end up at Goodwill. Just sayin'. So what do you get your … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Respect a Newborn

Respecting Your Newborn the Montessori Way

R-E-S-P-E-C-T I'll tell you what it means to me, and I'll tell you something else. The way we treat our babies should matter to everyone - not just those who happen to have babies at the moment. Maria Montessori dedicated her life to helping others understand the child. "The treatment of children should really be considered a matter of social … [Read more...]

Knock Down the Pink Tower? Say It Ain’t So!

Knocking Down the Pink Tower

I sat there on the floor playing with the pink tower for the hundredth time, rearranging the cubes in pretty patterns on the rug, more than a bit entranced by the designs. My mother smiled at me from across the room as she dusted a shelf. I sighed and sheepishly placed the cubes carefully back on the stand. I scooted down and lay on the rug, … [Read more...]

My Baby Doesn’t Want to Be Alone! Ever! And That’s Normal.

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It can happen overnight. One day your baby is happily playing on the floor with a toy while you attempt to tidy up the living room and the next day he's pulling at your legs, terrified that you will leave his side. And so you tend to your baby. The next day is the same. And the next. The dishes go unwashed for far too long. The living room … [Read more...]