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
The usual question parents wonder about is -- what kind of activities or toys do we get to maximize learning? How do I make my child smart? I for one, don't believe that you can "make" someone smart, and second - I also believe in Multiple Intelligences and each person -- each child has her own strengths. And what can parents do? OBSERVE and understand what your child is interested in. Maximize those Sensitive Periods (windows of opportunity) -- a phase when a child channels
Earlier today, Kara went to the park and brought her walker wagon with her. She told us she'd fill it with "treasures." Usually, she'd pick up twigs, leaves of different colors, or flowers that fall from trees. I usually just observe what she does. At one point, she couldn't push the walker wagon forward. She did not ask for my help, and I knew she wouldn't. She started going around, checking each corner carefully. Then 2.8 year old Kara told me: "Mama, there's a big rock in
This is all about our adventures around the world and how we find joy in parenting by sharing our experience in applying Montessori and Positive Discipline.