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Montessori Encyclopedia: Color Box 2

Montessori Activities

How do you use this material? Color Box 2 is a long wooden box in the Sensorial Area, containing 22 color tablets: pairs of blue, red, yellow, green, orange, purple, black, white, grey, brown, and pink. This material is presented after and nearly identically to Color Box 1. The guide will invite the child to […]

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There’s Always More to Learn in Montessori

Thoughts & Reflections

The work is never finished. Not like laundry, where it feels like the mountain is worn down only to be built back up again, but like a grand and detailed work of art, where closer inspection gives more nuance, distance brings perspective. There’s always more to see, always more to do, always more to learn. […]

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What to Wear?

Podcasts

Let’s talk about clothing. We all wear it, it’s an expression of our personality, or how we’re feeling today, or simply protection from the elements. So, how do we dress our children? This can be one of the areas where conflicts can occur with young children, particularly during those stressful times, like getting ready for […]

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The Storm Before the Calm

Thoughts & Reflections

The only aspect of life that is linear is the passing of time. Apart from that, true, deep, daily learning, development, progress is a bit more, shall we say, tumultuous? For adults and for children alike, it’s one step forward, two steps back, three steps sideways, oh look a beautiful flower, a massive jump ahead, […]

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Spotlight Lizzie Gheorghita

Spotlights

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Your background, your interests, your dreams? My childhood was spent in my father’s home country of Romania, and England, until moving to Missouri at age 10. I was happiest when playing volleyball, chasing around my 4 younger siblings, and spending summers on the sailboat-filled waters […]

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