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Are you undecided about whether or not to send your preschooler or Kindergartener to (or back to) Montessori school in 2021? Or have you already decided but are having second thoughts (presuming you have the option to stay or work at home or your significant other is able to stay or work at home). In these podcast episodes (part one and part two) I give you a Montessori perspective through the eyes of a child, as well as an inside classroom view on how Covid-19 will affect your child's Montessori educational experience.

~Lisa Nolan

P.S. Feel free to download these episodes (as MP3s) and share them with other moms who might be undecided or having second thoughts.

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Are you undecided about whether or not to send your 6- to 12-year-old to (or back to) elementary Montessori school in 2021? Or have you already decided but are having second thoughts (presuming you have the option to stay or work at home or your significant other is able to stay or work at home). In these podcast episodes (part one and part two) I give you 1) a Montessori perspective through the eyes of an elementary child, 2) an "inside a 6 to 9 classroom view" on how Covid-19 might affect your child's Montessori educational experience, and lastly 3) how to look to your community and beyond for answers.

~Lisa Nolan

P.S. Feel free to download these episodes (as MP3s) and share them with other moms who might be undecided or having second thoughts.

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How to Create a "Calmer" Less Chaotic Playtime Outdoor Experience, Parts 1 and 2

(I also touch on Montessori's Sensitive Period for Order--in part 1, and families who do not have a yard--in part 2.) Listen here to #116 Outdoor Order Part 1 (mp3) and here to #117 Outdoor Order Part (mp3).

~Lisa Nolan

Photo of my son when he was four (when we got our new kitten, who is now a fat cat--and my son is now a teenager, EEK)!

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My 116-page PDF ebook Beginning Montessori with Infants and Tots Birth to 24 Months (included in the 0 to 5 and the 0 to 9 memberships) has 50 lessons for infants and tots, including un-toys using upcycled and recycled materials and items from around the house. Some of the lesson activities can be handmade or prepared with materials from home, others can be bought at Montessori suppliers. It also includes my Montessori documents and FAQs for 0 to 24-month-olds, including The Absorbent Mind and Sensitive Periods in a Nutshell; Fine Motor Development (In Infants); How to Modify Toys in the Environment; How to Rotate Activities; and Siblings Working Together. Get it for *f r e e* if you become a member! SAMPLE of Beginning Montessori PDF. 

Want to buy the stand-alone ebook PDF, instead of becoming a member? Visit my Montessori e-junkie shop by clicking here!

 

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Should You Montessori Homeschool? The decision is huge and one of the most important you will ever make for your family! My Should You Montessori Homeschool? 25-page mini-ebook PDF is filled with real questions from real parents, out of the many email inquiries I have received over the past 15 years, including whether or not to Montessori homeschool. Get it for *f r e e* if you become a member! Read it here: Should You Montessori Homeschool?

 ~Lisa Nolan

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My Montessori in the Home FAQs for Birth to Nine is a 130-page, text-only, printer-friendly ebook (PDF). It addresses the many challenges that parents face when implementing the Montessori Method in a home (or homeschool) environment with children age birth to nine.

The ebook/PDF is divided into several sections: 

  • Infant FAQs
  • Toddler FAQs
  • Should You Montessori Homeschool? Questions and Answers
  • FAQs about Montessori Homeschooling
  • FAQs about Montessori Language, Reading, and Writing
  • FAQs about Montessori Subjects
  • FAQs about Behavior-Related Issues when Trying to Montessori Homeschool
  • The Child and the Montessori Environment
  • Montessori and non-Montessori resources

Get it for *f r e e* if you become a member! View the 59-page sample here (the table of contents is static, it is not clickable).

Want to buy the stand-alone ebook PDF, instead of becoming a member? Visit my Montessori e-junkie shop by clicking here!

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Read and Write the Montessori Way is designed for parents who want to incorporate Montessori language, reading, and writing into their home environment with children age two and one-half to five! This 135-page ebook/PDF includes:

  • over 20 lesson activities
  • a 45-page printer-friendly version (text only)
  • books to read

It is organized by age (three to five), easy to use, go at your own pace! Want to view a 19-page sample of my Reading and Writing the Montessori Way ebook PDF? (You can download it and save it to your computer.) Included in this sample are The Sensitive Period for Language; Montessori Language & Outline for Ages Three to Nine; The Classified Picture Cards; Sandpaper Letters or Sounds; and the ​ I Spy Game. (The table of contents in this sample is static, it is not clickable.) Get it for *f r e e* if you become a member!  SAMPLE of Montessori Language Ebook PDF.pdf

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My Introduction to Montessori Art, Music, and Poetry Plus Planner ebook/PDF is designed for parents who want to incorporate Montessori art, music, and poetry into their home environment with children ages three to six. This 112-page ebook/PDF also includes an organizer and a three-month planner, as well as:

  • simple lesson activities
  • text-only for easy printing
  • resources (like what and where to buy)
  • suggested books to read

Get it for *f r e e* if you become a member! Here is a 39-page sample of my Introduction to Montessori Art, Music, and Poetry ebook PDF for three- to six-year-olds (the table of contents in this sample is static, it is not clickable): SAMPLE of Montessori Art, Music, Poetry Ebook.pdf.

Want to buy the stand-alone ebook PDF, instead of becoming a member? Visit my Montessori e-junkie shop by clicking here!

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My Montessori [Planner] Organizer for three- to six-year-olds is designed for moms who are beginning their journey into incorporating Montessori in their home environment! It is over 90 pages long, printer-friendly, black and white text, easy to use, go at your own pace, and created by me, Lisa Nolan, a trained Montessori teacher, and mom! It includes a list of must-haves for two- and three-year-olds, and a “how-to” on giving a Three-Period Lesson. It is ideal for preschool-age children, but can also work for toddlers age 24 months and up (they grow fast)!

The Montessori [Planner] Organizer will organize by 1) Montessori subjects, 2) months of the year, 3) seasons, and 4) themes. You will be able to list 1) materials including DIY and printables, affordable, and expensive, 2) list Montessori sellers, 3) list lessons you have given, 3) list YouTube lessons to watch, 4) list rooms in the home environment, 5) list Montessori blogs, books, groups of interest, and much more! Here is a sa

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Here is a photo gallery sample of my Toddler Numbers with Chalkboard lesson. (My private Montessori photo galleries are hosted at SmugMug.) Click on this link to see the gallery! Here is the mobile version if you are on a mobile device, a smartphone, etc.

Age: 2 1/2 and up.
Indirect aim: Providing the child with a key to the written world of numerals.
Direct  aim:  Giving  the  child  symbols  that  correspond  to  the  quantities  that  the child already knows. 

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Here is a photo gallery sample of my Hunting for an Object lesson for tots. (My private Montessori photo galleries are hosted at SmugMug.) Click on this link to see the gallery! Here is the mobile version if you are on a mobile device, a smartphone, etc.

Ideal for: 16- to 19-month-old tots.
Indirect aim: Listening and following directions, large motor movement, and solving problems.
Direct aim: Vocabulary development, recognizing objects, colors, shapes, and numbers.

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In the summer of 2020, I shared my thoughts on how to respond to current events that were so troubling and challenging, especially for children, tweens, and teens, by highlighting peacemakers, writers, and poets: people who themselves lived through very difficult times, and how to teach them using the Montessori methodology and philosophy and curriculum. Listen here 000_Peacemakers_&  Creative_People .mp3.

~Lisa Nolan 

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