Education

Seven Ideas for the Last Week of School

Hard to believe, but the school year is coming to an end. Sometimes it can be difficult to think of things to do during the last few days or weeks…the kids know it’s almost over and concentration is in short supply. Here are a few ideas you can use to make those last days fun […]

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Children and the Nature of Observation

I read a fascinating article about a month ago in the Washington Post, and it’s kind of been simmering in the back of my mind all this time. Called Pearls Before Breakfast, it involves the brilliant and gifted violinist, Joshua Bell, and a busy morning in a large Washington metro station. I highly recommend reading […]

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Of Waldorf, Doman, and Charlotte Mason

I’ve been hearing a lot about other alternative methods of education besides Montessori. It seems that more and more people are becoming disillusioned with current traditional methods of education, and are reaching out for other ways of helping their children learn. Sometimes Montessori gets lumped in with other methods like Waldorf, Doman, and Charlotte Mason. […]

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And Now for Some Non-Montessori Materials…

Time for a little change-up – a break from Montessori. We know our kids can’t live in a “all-Montessori-all-the-time” world. I like to think that there are many toys and educational products out there that are Montessori in spirit, if not in actuality. I’m going to share a few of my kids’ favorites. One super-creative […]

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