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The teacher's task is not to talk, but to prepare and arrange a series of motives for cultural activity in a special environment made for the child. -- Dr. Maria Montessori

"Mathematics is so often held to be a scourge rather than a pleasure in school programs. Most people have developed 'mental barriers' against it. Yet all is easy if only its roots can be implanted in the absorbent mind."--Dr. Maria Montessori

"When all are agreed that the child loves to imagine, why do we give him only fairy tales and toys on which to practice this gift? If a child can imagine a fairy and fairyland, it wil not be difficult for him to imagine America."--Dr. Maria Montessori

An excellent food preparation area created on the bottom shelf of the pantry at home. Learning to prepare food, clean up messes, and be independent while feeding yourself are amazing steps in Montessori Practical Life.

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DIY Montessori Smelling Bottles

smelling activity.....jars with cotton balls that each have a different scent, talk about the smells and ask questions like what it reminds them of.

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La poutre du temps Montessori à télécharger

Calendrier sous forme de poutre du temps Montessori http://www.bloghoptoys.fr/la-poutre-du-temps-montessori-telecharger

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The Best DIY Montessori Materials

The best ways to save money and still incorporate the Montessori philosophy with DIY Montessori Materials and Montessori homeschooling and teaching ideas.

Montessori Nuts and Bolts Activity. Do you incorporate Montessori based activities in your daily play/lessons plans?

The Teacher Next Door - Creative Ideas From My Classroom To Yoursfrom The Teacher Next Door - Creative Ideas From My Classroom To Yours

Fun Ways to Create Random Groups in the Classroom

Fun Ways to Create Random Groups in the Classroom: Use popsicle sticks with symmetrical colored shapes to match partners/small groups.

A Montessori Sensorial Exercise - Pink Tower ($1.99) The Pink Tower was developed as an activity to help children with visual discrimination of dimensions, a Montessori preparation for math. There are 12 exercises... each requires the child to identify the next cube in sequence to complete the desired pattern. As the cubes are chosen they will automatically move into position.

Profile books, We will keep a profile book of your child's progress. These books will contain documented learning moments (Learning Stories) and with your input through the "story from Home" it will become a unique keepsake of your child's special "Preschool journey". The books are available for you to view at all times.

Living Montessori Nowfrom Living Montessori Now

Top 10 Montessori Principles for Natural Learning

A windowsill converted into a nature table. (Photo from The Montessori Child at Home)

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Montessori Monday - Montessori-Inspired Sewing Activities

Montessori Monday – Montessori-Inspired Sewing Activities