This has been a week of Montessori inspiration for parents (although it can be used for teachers as well).
On Monday, I featured the Activity of the Week – Friendship Flower Activities with a free Montessori download from North American Montessori Center’s 3-6 Montessori Homeschool Program. The download contains activities appropriate for Montessori peace education and/or the 100 Acts of Kindness Project.
Yesterday, I started an amazing giveaway with an offer from Karen Tyler, who has a wonderful online Montessori course with printable albums that has helped many parents learn how to use Montessori methods with their children. Update: The giveaway has ended, but you can find out how to get a free geography album from Karen Tyler (by subscribing to my newsletter) and learn more about KHT Montessori here: Free Montessori Geography Album.
I’m also at Natural Parents Network with a post on Montessori and Natural Parenting. The article starts:
Maria Montessori, the Italian physician who founded the Montessori Method of education in the early 1900s, was ahead of her time in promoting many principles now considered part of natural parenting. Dr. Montessori encouraged ecological responsibility, love of nature, and healthy living. I’m writing today, though, about her contributions regarding attachment parenting and natural learning.
Please join me at Natural Parents Network for my entire article on Montessori and Natural Parenting.