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The Montessori Moms subscription is ideal for parents whose children attend (or will attend) a Montessori school or daycare and want to further understand Montessori Philosophy, Methodology, and Child Development.

Your subscription to Montessori Moms includes 24/7 website access to Montessori articles for infants, tots, toddlers, and three to five-year-olds. Your subscription also includes access to Lisa's NEW Montessori blog for members only.

Coming soon! Lisa Nolan is creating MORE members-only Montessori! You will also have access to:

  • Lisa's Montessori Video Chats (In February 2018!)
  • Lisa's Montessori Podcast (In February 2018!)
  • Getting organized (In February 2018)
  • Member Forum (Coming in the spring 2018!)
  • Birth to Three Group Hub (Coming in early summer 2018!)
  • Four to Nine Group Hub (Coming in early summer 2018!)
  • Members Chat (Coming in the fall 2018!)

FYI: Your subscription does not include Montessori lessons or activities.

0-24 Articles Included:

 

  1. The Absorbent Mind & Sensitive Periods in a Nutshell: "In the first six years of a child’s life her mind is like a sponge, an absorbent mind, taking in everything in the environment with energy and enthusiasm through Sensorial exploration, touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing, and the use of hands-on activities. This absorbent mind creates a natural drive that supplies the infant..."
  2. Fine Motor Development: "In Montessori infant development, emphasis is placed on the use of the hands as an extension of brain development (hand-eye coordination, hand-brain coordination) beginning in the first few months of life and continuing on into infancy and well into the toddler and preschool years, as the brain continues to grow and develop. An infant, when grasping an object for example..."
  3. How to Place Activities in the Environment: "To place activities for your baby in the environment, all you need is some floor space in each room, a long side a wall, for your baby to crawl to (or sit them next to) and to choose from. (A small light shelf might not be practical at this time as babies will start to pull up to kneeling/standing and will pull the shelf down upon them.) Each activity should be..."
  4. Language Development 0 to 12 Months: "Abstract thought is developed with the help of hand-eye-brain coordination, interaction with the environment, and the baby's first language experiences. Exposure to language early on in a child's development is vital: through gestures, body language, facial expressions, and the sound of the human voice. In the first few months the baby will..."
  5. Modifying Toys in the Environment: "You can modify many of the toys in your baby’s environment. For example, if you have a shape sorter, take the top off and use it as a box to hold the shapes. At first, your baby will..."
  6. Rotating Activities in a Nutshell: "Your baby will soon get bored with the same objects, so starting at age 12 months you will want to rotate the objects and toys in the environment. (This is contrary to the 2 1/2 to 6 environment where activities stay in the environment and are repeated!) To do this..."
  7. Siblings and Lessons in a Nutshell: "You can give your older child a lesson in the morning, while your younger child.."
  8. Siblings Working Together: "Children, especially siblings, are very social! When we had siblings at school, they always played together, at least when first arriving at school. This will most likely be the choice of siblings, to play and work together: it is a natural urge, and they are close enough in age that they can play together. In a Montessori home environment, if you have multi-age siblings from birth to three, you need to..."
  9. Infant Visual Interactions: Stimulate your baby to look at, focus, and  concentrate her vision on objects, drawings, and pictures; teach object permanence and self awareness.

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2-5 Articles Included:

 

  1. Absorbent Mind: "From birth to six is the stage of the absorbent mind. This is the type of mind with which the human baby, shortly after birth, starts taking in and absorbing the environment in which he finds himself. This is very different from the adult mind. The absorbent mind [of the child from birth to six] is..."
  2. Daily Routine
  3. Circle Time: "At the beginning, circle is simple. Towards the end of the year, it becomes richer and more complex.... One thing remains constant in all these circles--it is the..."
  4. The Home Preschool: "The materials you can start with are simple toys, practical life and sensorial materials: also toys, books, simple puzzles, and books that are familiar to the child. Slowly and gradually the young child will be weaned from them and intrigued by more challenging materials. But in the beginning give him..."
  5. The Human (Physical) Embryo: "Montessori says the spiritual expresses itself in the physical. Thinkers in every age have been struck by the astonishing fact that a being which at first does not exist should become a man or a woman able to think and to have ideas of his own. The infant starts from..."
  6. Independently Working: "Young preschoolers will be exploring their environment sensorially and there are projects you can make for them to do while you work with an older child. The key to it is to have..."
  7. Indirect Preparation: "We all learn according to what we already know. One sees, hears, and understands according to what one already knows. Whenever is printed on the subconscious experiences and will determine our reactions, and are a way of handling future experiences. This is the..."
  8. Movement and Independence: "The moment [a child] is born he starts to move independently, and in order to reach independence he has to keep on moving. There are two types of movement..."
  9. The Montessori Adult: "Consistency and continuity are the backbone of the Montessori environment. They are the order which brings security and allows the child to really unfold. The adult’s role in general is to..."
  10. Montessori Environment Shelves
    Nurturing the Child's Home Environment: "The first step is to prepare the child's environment in such a way as to allow your child easy, safe access for both getting out and putting away her belongings, including..."
  11. The Sensitive Periods: "The sensitive periods are transitory periods in the child's life during which time she is prompted by an inner urge to focus her attention on certain elements in her environment. The activities and impressions resulting from this activity help the child to..."
  12. Siblings and Lessons, and Siblings Working Together
  13. Social Grace & Courtesy: Conflict Resolution; Care of the Environment FAQs; Discipline FAQs.
  14. The Three Period Lesson: "The Three Period Lesson is a way to present and introduce concepts and new terminology, or the names of  things, to a child: new sounds (letters), numbers (symbols), geometric shapes, colors, and geography forms (like the land and water forms or the continents). It is also a way to..."

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