Category: Montessori Theory

Easy as One, Two, Three

On the development of foundational mathematical skills and concepts, why the mainstream notion of math education fails most students, and what can we do about it as parents and educators.

Pretending, Imagining, and Creating

It is true that Montessori classrooms lack the traditional “pretend play” toys and equipment, like play kitchens and play tools, play castles or stuffed animals. This is not because we don’t value imaginative play – quite the opposite. But we prefer to give the children different tools and opportunities for it.  

Citizens of the World

In this new year, help your child on their path to global citizenship.

Normalization

This article is the last in a series called Montessori Essentials, which aims to cover key concepts of the Montessori philosophy. These are the cornerstones of Montessori’s educational approach and concept of human development. Click the tag to explore the...

The Prepared Environment

This article is the fifth in a series called Montessori Essentials, which aims to cover key concepts of the Montessori philosophy. These are the cornerstones of Montessori’s educational approach and concept of human development. Click the tag to explore the...

Montessori and Religion

Montessori education is not inherently religious and does not, in itself, provide any form of religious instruction. However, it does purposefully encourage exploration, enjoyment and respect for all forms of human spirituality.

Developmental Crises

Have you come across the term “Developmental Crises” in Montessori? Although it may sound alarming, it denotes an essential point in human development, and it may help give you a fresh perspective on common parenting challenges.

Observation

“The child has a mind able to absorb knowledge.  He has the power to teach himself. A single observation is enough to prove this.”

Learning through Movement

“Watching a child makes it obvious that the development of his mind comes about through his movements.” Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind

Planes of Development

This article is the fourth in a series called Montessori Essentials, which aims to cover key concepts of the Montessori philosophy. These are the cornerstones of Montessori’s educational approach and concept of human development. Click the tag to explore the...