What’s in the Studio?     January 2019
What’s in the Studio? January 2019
Large motor development is important for children of all ages. In Montessori environments, large or gross motor development is provided for by creating activities that inspire the child to use ...
Raising Joyful Children
Raising Joyful Children
“Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.”   (Dr. Montessori, From ...
The First Step
The First Step
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Walt Disney
Choosing Montessori Toys
Choosing Montessori Toys
As the the gifts are piling up, you may be thinking, "which of these toys should we play with now, which should we tuck away for later, and what will ...
The gift of time
The gift of time
I love this time of year.  I always have. I love that it gets dark earlier and cools down at night.  I feel comforted by a warm beverage and wearing ...
What is in the Studio?
What is in the Studio?
This week we are sharing with you some of our favorite containers for holding and organizing toys and tools in our Studios. INFANT STUDIO: We love the handmade mini Bolga baskets ...
Building Community through Independent Thought
Building Community through Independent Thought
“Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.”        ...
Communicating with Your Young Child
Communicating with Your Young Child
A young child’s receptive language develops sooner than their expressive language. This means they are capable of understanding much more than they can express. Honoring this intellectual development can be ...
Books for the Holidays
Books for the Holidays
 .      .         Books and Children!  What a great combination!  Books offer so many opportunities for conversation, connection, and creative thoughts.  Reading with your child helps him hear ...
Finding Normalcy
Finding Normalcy
Many of us are still in the throes of cleaning out, cleaning-up, and supporting neighbors. We may be for quite some time. It is difficult to pause to look at ...