Review of the zoo animal puzzle with wooden blocks by Hape
These are the “tools” that worked for us and I feel like sharing them because they’ve worked twice and with two VERY different children
Translation of a post written by Montessori guide Simone Davies on the importance of not testing our kids.
Fantasy and imagination are not the same thing and because why prefer imagination to fantasy before 5-6 years old
This is a home tour with photos of our new apartment, which I think we managed to furnish in a very montessori, functional, yet beautiful way.
This is a quick and dirty tip that Alex and I have started using to make sure Oliver (3) keeps his promises and respects our deals.
The poster of the Morning Routine is a quick and dirty tip to improve communication and can be created to establish any routine.
Our way of expressing ourselves greatly influences how we relate to others, whether they are children, teenagers or adults (via Montessori en Casa)
Reviewing the CHILD Montessori Learning Tower by Woomo, minimalist, functional, beautiful and sustainable.
Montessori can be hard to sum up in just a few words—it is a philosophy on education and child development that runs deep. It’s a way of seeing the world. I think one of the easiest ways to get an idea for what Montessori means is to listen to the language that Montessori teachers use.
If a kid wants (needs) to push, tell him to push the wall, a tree, a car. If he wants (needs) to bite, give him a raw carrot, an orange, a lemon, a biting toy to bite. If he wants (needs) to kick, give him a ball. You’re not only using positive discipline, but you’re also addressing a fundamental need of his developmental age.
Cristina from Montessori en Casa (the biggest Montessori blog in Spain) interviewed me for her column Montessori Stories in which she talks to moms from all over the world about their personal journey in the Montessori philosophy. I was very happy to be her guest and, as I’m a big fan of her column, it was an honour to be part of it.
Some aspect of the Montessori philosophy made me wonder if Christmas and Montessori are incompatible. This is my conclusion.
Today I’ll take you around our apartment to show you how we “montessorised” it: starting at 12 months, in fact, it’s not only about your kid’s bedroom, but also about all the other environments in the the house.
Today I’d like to write about a toy that Oliver has loved from the very first moment: the geometric shapes of Plantoys, a wonderful toy to promote concentration.
I thought I’d have started Oliver on private education when he’d turn three. Then the first traditional Montessori school opened in Marbella and I couldn’t resist. Oliver is starting at 18 months. Find out why.
This is one of the many articles (and probably the most complete) I read before deciding to start Oliver in a Montessori school already at 18 months.
These are some activities I enjoy doing with Oliver all year round, and they’re easy to prep, very versatile and the material is not expensive to buy. I’m sure you’ll love the videos of little Bella and Oliver 😉
For a parent like you and me, I think the most important aspect—the one that will shape the relationship with our children—is the emotional one. Here I’ll tell you what it means to undergo an emotional transformation according to the Montessori philosophy. Bonus: you’ll also get to find out one of my failures in this ongoing transformation process 😉
How to expose limits in a positive way and use consequences instead of threats.