I will always look back on 2012 fondly, as the year when I took a bit of a break from our business and focused more on homeschooling. Now of course our business still needs day to day tending, but the most time-consuming thing is making materials, and we haven’t made anything new since (gasp!) last March…
Today was a special day for Montessorians all over the world. Not only was it the celebration of Maria Montessori’s 142nd birthday, but Google chose to honor her today with a special “Google Doodle” made up of the familiar Montessori materials we know and love.
Thank you to all those who left comments on our Bildopolis giveaway! I loved reading about all the construction toys you and your children love.
Recently I discovered a large scale building set that surpasses anything my children have used up until now. It’s called Bildopolis and it’s made of pieces of sturdy recycled cardboard with Velcro dots for connecting the pieces together.
Many of you are familiar with Trevor Eissler and his mission to spread the word about the Montessori method. His newest venture, June Books, is a series of children’s books aimed to raise awareness of the Montessori method.
A quick look at our new materials, freebie, and updated materials for December!
The winner of the lovely loom from Montessori Services is…
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Recently I received a Peg Loom with Wool Yarn from Montessori Services for review. My 7-year-old daughter loves crafts, so we eagerly opened it up and started weaving!
P. Donohue Shortridge will be presenting a talk on the importance of the natural world to children at the AMS conference in San Francisco next March, focusing specifically on the adverse effects of screen time for children. I thought it would be good to talk to her about the topic of children and popular culture, and she was kind enough to answer my questions. Let’s jump right in!
Dyslexia is something that I’ve heard about my entire adult life as a teacher. But my knowledge has been fairly superficial.