posted by Katelynn 🌻17 November 2019
Understanding our children’s temperaments and the way it contrasts with our own helps us to prevent and manage problems more easily, modify the child’s environment to best suit their needs, and set reasonable limits & expectations. Use this temperament questionnaire to find your child’s temperament and get Montessori tips for each personality trait!
Supporting Concentration in Montessori
posted by Katelynn 🌻4 October 2019
A special part of the Montessori classroom, which is different from traditional classrooms, is that children concentrate deeply and for long periods of time on their work, whether a teacher is watching over them or not. This blogpost is about the philosophy behind concentration in Montessori and practical ways to support it in the child’s environment from 0-3…
Baking with Toddlers
posted by Katelynn 🌻18 August 2019
This blogpost includes photos, our time-tested vegan banana muffin recipe, and everything I learned from baking with toddlers every day for a week!
The Way Children Play: how to use a Montessori shelf at home
posted by Katelynn 🌻4 August 2019
What makes Montessori toys special? How are they different from commercial toys? What kind of toys should I give to my child?… Children love to learn. They are naturally curious and fascinated by the world around them. They are eager to perfect their own skills and mimic the things they see older children and adults doing. They “play” to absorb new information and to train their skills. They enjoy repeating over and over these new skills until they have been perfected.
Translating for Toddlers
posted by Katelynn 🌻30 June 2019
From 1-2 years old children are faced with the struggle of having many intelligent ideas, but lacking the linguistic ability to express themselves verbally. They may use 1-2 words to convey a whole idea. In this blogpost my hope is to help us to see the world from their position, understand their language, and give supportive reactions.
Montessori Ikea Hacks
posted by Katelynn 🌻16 June 2019
Preparing a Montessori space for toddlers may take some extra time and planning, but it doesn’t have to be expensive! In this blogpost I have explained the Ikea hacks I used when preparing 5 different areas of my classroom, along with links and lots of photos!
Imagination and Creativity in Montessori
posted by Katelynn 🌻1 June 2019
There is a common misconception that the Montessori approach doesn’t encourage children to be imaginative and creative… In this blogpost and corresponding podcast, I will discuss the Montessori approach as it relates to imaginary play, fairytales, and creativity through art and music.
What Your Child Is Capable Of : from birth to 18m
posted by Katelynn 🌻23 May 2019
Montessori is all about allowing each child use the full potential they were born with. This month-by-month guide shares some of the things children do during the Sensitive Periods for movement and language and a few Montessori activities which would be appropriate during that stage of development…
Welcome to Germany’s 1st Montessori Early Learning Center!
posted by Katelynn 🌻4 May 2019
In this blog, I would like to share practical tips on applying Montessori-at-Home and give you a look inside the Montessori Mother Early Learning Center.
This first post is an introduction to myself and our little school in the heart of Berlin, Germany. I hope you enjoy!