As yesterday's blog on different ways to home educate was on fb, I'm reposting it here (with explicit permission!) so that it can be easily found as part of the blog hop :) You can find Tammie on facebook or twitter https://www.facebook.com/AspireWembley/videos/1283535651734573/ It was when i was … [Read more...] about 100 ways to home educate – guest post Tammie Griffiths from Aspire Chaos to Calm
We got another part of our new Montessori equipment out this week. This time it was the movable alphabet. (We have the red and blue version of this Small Movable Alphabet Letters from Amazing Child Montessori on Amazon. The movable alphabet is used as part of the Montessori techniques for teaching … [Read more...] about Montessori moments with the movable alphabet
One of the many strengths of Montessori is its focus on practical activities, introduced using real tools appropriate to the task at hand. If you've small children you've no doubt encountered their fascination with scissors - the Montessori approach is to demonstrate how to handle and carry them … [Read more...] about Montessori moments – paper cutting.
So, last week I took delivery of a very large box of Montessori materials from the lovely Anne-Marie from Child Led Chaos. And this week I started to get the resources out. The first one out of the box was the Trinomial Cube (amazon), for no other reason than both Big and I adore it. Turns out that … [Read more...] about Getting hands on with Montessori education
So, last week I wrote about the Montessori method and materials. I recommended a couple of books - I've now found Montessori's Own Handbook (kindle) for just 36p. I can't resist that myself quite frankly! I also talked about making my own version of a spindle box. (The spindle box is discussed in … [Read more...] about how to make a spindle box at home – cheap Montessori materials