The Power of Simplicity and Trust

Adriana recently e-mailed me to ask my thoughts on Charlie’s development, since he’s five months old and she’s concerned because he’s not yet rolling. I told her that each baby has his own timetable and that if the pediatrician doesn’t feel there’s anything physically or mentally wrong with him, the best thing to do to encourage rolling is to place a favorite toy just out of the baby’s reach and let him make the effort of reaching it. What happens next will touch your heart…… Read More The Power of Simplicity and Trust

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The Realities of a Floor Bed (i.e. You don’t always get to call the shots with a Montessori child)

This week, Zach came to the exciting realization that he could transport himself across a room.  Using a combination of army crawling, slithering, and rolling, he covers the span of his bedroom in mere seconds.  His new-found ability has made me appreciate the genius of the floor bed even more, but it has also reminded… Read More The Realities of a Floor Bed (i.e. You don’t always get to call the shots with a Montessori child)