Women’s History Month: Spotlight on Maria Montessori

Women’s History Month: Spotlight on Maria Montessori

by Gabrielle Kotkov, AMI Certified Montessori Teacher Who was Maria Montessori? Maria Montessori was an influential woman who changed the world with her insightful and effective educational methods. Born in...

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Less Pressure, More Calm

Less Pressure, More Calm

by Olynda Smith, AMS Certified Montessori Teacher and Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach Want less pressure and more calm?  Last week we began exploring the Simplicity Parenting practice of creating...

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Want less conflict and more calm? Find your rhythm

Want less conflict and more calm? Find your rhythm

by Olynda Smith, AMS Certified Montessori Teacher and Simplicity Parenting Life Coach.Are you looking for ways to minimize parental overwhelm while also increasing connection with and cooperation from your children?...

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Don't let "perfect" get in your way

Don't let "perfect" get in your way

by Olynda Smith, AMS Certified Montessori TeacherIf setting up a “perfect” home play space seems daunting to you, you are not alone. Here are four things to keep in mind...

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What the heck are Montessori toys, anyway?

What the heck are Montessori toys, anyway?

By Olynda Smith, AMS Certified Early Childhood Montessori Teacher A quick search for educational toys is sure to reveal a number of toys described as Montessori toys. If you are confused...

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Growing the Environment with Your Child

Growing the Environment with Your Child

by Olynda Smith  Children and babies are deeply impacted by the sights, sounds, smells and opportunities for exploration and play that they have around them. Montessorians call all these things...

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The Pencil Grip

To begin, it is important to incorporate fine motor activities into your child's routine. Fine motor activities allow your child to build the necessary muscles in their fingers and wrists...

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