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Creating a Montessori Home

Creating a Montessori Home

The prepared environment is the term used in Montessori to describe how each Montessori space is designed to enrich the lives of the people who use the space. SO you may ask, “How do you create a Montessori home?” In a Montessori school, each classroom is specifically designed to appeal to the age range of children in that class (a three year age span in Montessori). In a Montessori home, the family room and kitchen will offer opportunity for all…

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Sensorial Clutter

Sensorial Clutter

I have been speaking with many clients lately about sensorial clutter. We see the piles of papers or the over crowding of furniture, but we often miss the clash of sounds, different lighting, and over crowding of shelves and wall space.  Young children don’t miss these things.  They unconsciously absorb it.  They are not able to filter out clutter like adults can.  We will all be taking a break from work in the next few days.  I challenge you to…

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Montessori in your Home

Montessori in your Home

It is wonderful to see how many families are embracing Montessori philosophy and bringing it into there homes. There are many blogs by moms about how this is working for them, some Montessori trained, some self-educated, and all with a unique point-of-view to share. One key element to consider when bringing Montessori home is the prepared environment. The environment is its own “teacher/guide” for children.  It is through living in a prepared environment that children learn.  Each environment they experience becomes…

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Gearing up to Pack Lunches

Gearing up to Pack Lunches

I love to cook, bake, eat…but when it comes to packing lunches for school, I feel like I’m always at a loss.  I don’t know if it’s the pressure of creating a balanced, tasty, yet convenient lunch that will travel well and not need too much refrigeration or if its the little part of me that hurts inside when I use a prepackaged food item because I was just not prepared enough or creative enough? I’m sure some of you can relate….

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