Learning at Lunch!

Learning at Lunch!

Children cooking on the stove
More from Sahithya: “Today, the kids made lunch! We learned about solids at room temperature (coconut oil) and how they change state and become a liquid when heated. Sometimes, in the mundane, we all learn!”

Children, Growth, and Independence

A hand holding a small, growing green plant
From one of our parents, Sahithya Wintrich: “I’m really appreciating the value of a Montessori education now that I have had to play an active “teacher” role. I have learned that my children are capable of doing a lot of things on their own. Arjuna doesn’t fight me to g

Toddler Recommendations (Take 2)

A child's hand grasping the finger of an adult
Here are a few items of interest that Liz Hutton found especially for toddler parents, but interesting to all. Hope you like them! (Follow the links to learn more!)   If I had to choose only one book to help parents raise toddlers, this would be the one. The Montessori Toddler: A Parent’s

Puffy Sidewalk Paint!

Painted red heart adorning stones
Here’s a great idea for days when you’re outside and see a sidewalk that’s just begging for some wonderful child to decorate it . . . parents might want to get in on the fun, too! https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/puffy-sidewalk-paint/  

How to See Germs Spread

Person washing hands with soap and water
Our afternoon office manager, Kim, offers this video for parents to watch (skip the opening ads!) and then to conduct the experiment with their children. It does involve buying a product called Glo-Germ (from Amazon, Wal-Mart, etc), but it’s a pertinent and fun project for these days!  

Love Is the Answer

Parents' hands in a heart shape around a baby's feet
An article from Liz, especially for Toddler parents, although once in a great while, parents of older children might also find it useful! https://www.mother.ly/child/when-your-toddler-defies-you-love-is-the-answer