The 5 elements that make a Montessori toy

The 5 elements that make a Montessori toy

By Olynda Smith, AMS Certified Early Childhood Montessori Teacher While there is no official criteria for calling something a Montessori toy, we here at Tiny Earth think of Montessori toys as...

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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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Ask an Expert; Why Montessori?

Ask an Expert; Why Montessori?

I recommend Montessori because it supports each child in becoming and remaining their true selves. That true self is what we might today think of our best or highest self. 

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An Intro to Montessori Methodology

An Intro to Montessori Methodology

By Olynda Smith, AMS Certified Early Childhood Montessori Teacher The Montessori method is marked by sincere respect for the child. There are definitely specific materials and techniques that are a...

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