In this video a Montessori teacher is displaying the correct way to use the Knobbed Cylinder activity. The Knobbed Cylinder activity is a visual perception of dimension and coordination of movement and an indirect preparation for writing. The cylinders train the child’s fingers and thumb to later hold a pencil.
Balance Care of Self, Others and the Environment The child can only develop by means of experience in his environment. We call such experience work. —Dr. Maria Montessori The First Six Years Today the importance of the formative first six years of life is common knowledge. During this time a child becomes fully a member of her particular culture and family group, absorbing language, attitudes, manners, values, of those in which she comes in daily contact. A child who spends t
"What is a scientist? We give the name scientist to the type of man who has felt experiment to be a means guiding him to search out the deep truth of life, to lift a veil from its fascinating secrets, and who, in this pursuit, has felt arising within him a love for the mysteries of nature, so passionate as to annihilate the thought of himself."
By: Chip DeLorenzo, M.Ed. There has been a lot of attention on the topic of bullying in the last decade. It has been warranted. For too long this type of behavior has been written off as a normal part of childhood, something to be endured as children grow up. Now we know that this type of behavior can have long lasting psychological effects on those who have been victimized by it. It is being taken seriously in most schools and by most parents, and this has been a tremendousl
Furniture Furniture does not have to be expensive; it can be as simple, or as elegant, as any other furniture in the home. The important thing is that it is of a size and quality to be of use to the child. Solid wood tables and stools, which allow the child to sit up straight with the feet flat on the floor for drawing, playing, fixing and eating snacks during the day, are very important. Not only will good posture be developed, but she will be better able to concentrate and