Montessori is simple

People generally believe that Montessori is complicated. Maria Montessori wrote numerous excellent books on her vision of life, how children learn, and how to help them. Thousands of Montessori web sites and blogs offer almost limitless information. Montessori teacher training programs take up to a year. Most require applicants to already have a bachelor’s degree in something. The ‘management’ of Montessori is largely the
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A New Resource for Parents

All the advancements in science show that every field is on the cusp of a new golden age. The next hundred years will be an interesting time – if we don’t blow ourselves up first. All that new technology has not necessarily made us better people. This starts with how we raise children, particularly in their first six years of life. Far too many
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Teach Your Preschooler to Read & Write

I am happy to announce a new Kindle eBook for parents: Teach Your Preschooler to Read & Write. This $3.99 eBook contains a complete description of the exact sequence of materials and activities that we used in our Montessori schools to help hundreds of children learn to write and read. To be clear, this eBook does not follow the classic Montessori language sequence. I
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Have fun with math!

I just finished the paperback edition of Teach Your 3-7 Year Old Math (top, Amazon, $7.99), having published a Kindle edition (below, Amazon Kindle Store, $4.99) a few months ago. These books show parents how to make the most of their child’s natural sensitive period to math between ages 3-5, and also help 5-7 year olds who may be struggling with math in school.
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Nice Phonetic Reader App

Two educators, Lynn Klaiman and Sara Hines, have produced a nice iPad phonetic reader app called Rhyme To Read, based on a set of readers they designed about 10 years ago. Since early phonetic reading hasn’t changed much since then, this app is a very nice step for children using iPads who are ready to move from phonetic word building to reading their first phonetic
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