Where do I start?

You’ve checked out blogs and Pinterest pages and are excited about doing Montessori-style activities at home with your 2 1/2 – 6 yr. old. There are hundreds of impossibly cute materials and activities. Food preparation, cool little blocks, science, math, and language, should be easy to find something! Now, you run straight into a wall that has stopped many Moms cold: where do I
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A Suggestion for May

The month of May has a personal significance for me. For what it’s worth, I’d like to share why. Not a unique story certainly; but what happened in May of 1988 in our family’s life might just make you hug your kids a little tighter today. In February of 1988, my wife Sandy and I purchased our first home together after eight years of
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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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