Wondering how to introduce the concept of waiting (or TIME)? Kara is very impatient at times, "mama, play with me NOW please", "mama let's go NOW please", and one time, I told her: "You have to learn to wait, anak. I'm still working on something. Give me 10 minutes". I completely forgot that TIME is such an abstract concept. For young children (esp 3 years old and below), time is a mystery. The concept that time exists at all is far too abstract for a young child to understan
One evening, my husband and I decided to have dinner at a mall. 2 hours passed and we returned to the parking lot only to see our relatively new car -- all banged up. I was overwhelmed with emotion and burst into tears. Whoever did it had no sense of remorse and didn't leave a note. It was also unfortunate that the mall's camera footage wasn't able to identify the aggressor who left my poor Crinkles (our Innova) in a grave condition. I checked with our insurance provider to s
I am no expert, but I share what I have learned throughout our journey. And why do I do these things? My intention is to offer parents practical tips that will allow them to immerse themselves in Montessori quickly and easily, using easily obtained or homemade/DIY materials (I work more than 50 hrs a week but I dedicate time and effort for this... plus, there's so much stuff you can use at home, then the ones we invest on are those that will last for generations). My goal is
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