Spooning & Point of Interest

This is the first installment in a joint effort between The Full Montessori and Voila Montessori. Every week, we’ll share with you a video (by Jeanne-Marie) and a blog post (by me) highlighting one presentation from the Primary curriculum and explaining one aspect of Montessori theory. It’s bite-sized Montessori training that you can immediately put to… Read More Spooning & Point of Interest

What’s the Rush? (a rant of sorts…)

I’m pretty sure most parents at one time or another have formed opinions on the way other parents educate their kids. I do it in my head all the time, I must admit, but I don’t go around voicing my opinion (unless someone asks what I would do from a Montessori perspective). I would love to give a piece of my mind to the mom who threatens to hit her two-year old or the nanny who keeps telling her charge that he’s going to fall and break a leg. But I don’t…… Read More What’s the Rush? (a rant of sorts…)

Montessori Nuggets: When Your Child Knows Better Than You

This morning, while browsing through my Montessori books, I came across a short speech that Dr. Montessori gave in England, ca. 1930.  I have taken the liberty of transcribing it to this blog from the book “The Child, Society, and the World”.  As you read this speech, it’s important to remember that the Montessori approach… Read More Montessori Nuggets: When Your Child Knows Better Than You