Montessori Botany: Seeds and the life cycle of a bean plant

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The hands-on, sensorial nature of Montessori botany, specifically gardening, was designed to get kids curious about life. Kids love to experiment, watch plants grow and ask questions. This lesson about seeds and the life cycle of a bean plant…

How conventional schools can adopt a Montessori mindset

When my son finished his nursery school we had the luck of being able to choose from a variety of preschools in our town. Of course, he would need to be accepted or even put on a waiting list, but it's nice having a choice. Some were more modern,…

Land and Water Forms Fun Facts

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The photo 3-part cards Using the photo nomenclature cards activity is a wonderful method of turning abstract concepts into concrete ones for kids. To assist you as a guide for the Land and Water Forms lesson I have compiled a list of useful…

Montessori Geography: Land and water forms activities

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Learning the various land and water forms is an integral part of the Montessori physical geography curriculum. Not only is it important academically but it’s also a lot of fun for the kids. In addition, the activities are hands-on and they…

Montessori Botany: Trees and Leaves

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My son’s school introduced botany to the students the other day. They had to weed a garden and plant lettuce and onions. It was a wonderful experience for the little ones, getting dirty, carefully planting the lettuce and onion buds; they…

Montessori Astronomy - Space and our solar system

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Space and our solar system have always been a favorite hobby of mine. Astronomy is one of those subjects in school which has unfortunately become very academic and difficult to fathom, especially for small children. Thankfully, there are many…

A Montessori Christmas – less is more

In this economy, it’s not difficult for many families to decide to cut back on gift giving, in fact, for many it’s just a necessity! But for several families, it would be a hard decision to make. Especially, in large families with loads…

How to teach vocabulary using Montessori 3-part cards

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Using the Montessori 3-part cards, also known as nomenclature cards, is a proven way of introducing a variety of topics to your child’s active vocabulary. Whether it’s science, biology or geography these cards serve as expansive tools for…
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Is Montessori education always expensive?

The Montessori philosophy has been adopted by many generations of parents with the intent of raising their children with an alternative method of education. They have done the research and learned that this education, based on respect and independence…

Montessori Geography: 4 Steps to teaching kids about our world

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When Maria Montessori developed her philosophy of teaching geography, the world was in a volatile state. She lived through two world wars witnessing the destruction of many societies and cultures. For this reason, her ambition was to form ideas…