The Power of Reading Aloud to Children

I don’t think I could overestimate the importance of reading aloud to children, even after they have learned to read. Sure, we all read to babies and toddlers, although some of us may not do it as often as we should. But many times we stop reading out loud to children in older grades. We're missing out on a great opportunity.

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Using Stories to Teach Math Concepts

Anyone who knows me – even casually – knows that I love books. I mean, I really love books. Growing up, I was not a big fan of math. Luckily, the Montessori training changed all that, but I still like using storybooks to teach math concepts. I think they work really well in a classroom, and can provide a boost for children (like I was) who aren’t naturally gifted in math.

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A Montessori Story

I'm a little embarrassed to admit that even though I've been involved with Montessori for 11 years, I only recently heard of the delightful novel Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield…

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