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Sewing and Weaving in the Montessori Classroom

By Sheri PapkeWhy do we sew in the Montessori classroom?In the book, Sewing in the Montessori Classroom, a practical life curriculum, Aimee Fagan M.Ed., says, “The hand is the brain's connection to the world around us. As our culture…

The Absorbent Mind

By Nilanga EricssonAs a child, I spoke two languages, my mother tongue: Sinhala and English, which is considered the official language of Sri Lanka. I don’t recall anyone teaching me the vocabulary, the grammar or the syntax. Yet I spoke…

Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten Socially?

By Kristi OckulyAs a Montessori school teacher for more than twenty years, and as a mother of five, I can attest to the fact that all parents wonder about the experience their young children will have in school. If they are in preschool,…