The Montessori Circle Puzzle is an instantly recognisable piece of equipment, common in many infant environments, but why are there so many variations of the same puzzle?
Is it possible that we as parents are damaging our children's desire and ability to read? In this post we examine the role of intrinsic motivation and how to use it at home to make your child a reader.
Maria Montessori was a visionary woman, her approach to education was (and in many parts of the world still is) revolutionary. She said many wise and wonderful things. If there were a set of essential Montessori quotes to live by then this is them. These quotes have helped me so much, they've informed how I… Continue reading The Best Montessori Quotes
Every year I write a list of things I want to achieve before my next birthday, I call it THE BIRTHDAY BUCKET LIST. So often we roll from birthday to birthday without setting time aside to intentionally pursue personal goals. I don't mean professional achievements or parenting milestones, I'm talking intimate triumphs that make you… Continue reading My Birthday Bucket List
In August we will be answering the question "Why won't my child read?" and focusing on how to encourage your child to love reading. This week we will examine the 5 most common reasons why children don't read and what you can do to motivate them to read for pleasure.