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I love, love, love to read, review, share passages from, and chat about books for parents and educators ESPECIALLY Montessori, forest and nature school, Waldorf, special needs and developmental delays, child-brain development, and early-to-late literacy! Here is a list of the books I'm going to review, chat about, and share passages from in the early months of 2020:, 

Imagine Childhood: 25 Projects that Spark Curiosity and Adventure by Sarah Olmsted: "For children, their potential is limitless, curiosity is an electrical current, and every moment is open to the possibility of the unexpected. Day-to-day life is filled with adventure. Roadblocks are invitations to try new routes. And the world is vast and expansive. This book is a celebration of childhood through the crafts and activities that invite wonder and play. The twenty-five projects and activities in this book are meant to speak to the way children engage with the world. These projects are not about what is produced in the en

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I love, love, love to read, review, share passages from, and chat about books for parents and educators ESPECIALLY Montessori, forest and nature school, Waldorf, special needs and developmental delays, child-brain development, and early-to-late literacy!

Here is part one of a five-part series in which I chatted about and shared passages from the book, Artful Scribbles: The Significance of Children's Drawings by Howard Gardner. I also shared my own experiences of child development as it correlates to children's artwork--including age two with the importance of scribbling. This is an earlier podcast episode that was not edited so please excuse its roughness! (I now edit all my podcast episodes.) You can download and or listen to it here (18 minutes) 12 Artful Scribbles 01.

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~Lisa Nolan

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In this sample podcast episode, I share five new Montessori-friendly children's picture books (from my local library) to read in 2019 (and 2020)! This is an earlier podcast episode that was not edited so please excuse its roughness! (I now edit all my podcast episodes.)

These books are perfect for ages three to six! Listen to it (14 minutes long) or download it from here 32 Five Kid Books for 2019. Books I chat about: 1) Everything You Need For a Treehouse by Carter Higgins with illustrations by Emily Hughes, 2) Ten Cents a Pound by Nhung N. Tran-Davies with illustrations by Josée Bisaillon, 3) When I Grow Up by Julie Chen with illustrations by Diane Goode, 4) My Hair is a Garden by author-illustrator Cozbi A. Cabrera, and 5) Crow Not Crow by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple with Illustrations by Elizabeth O. Dulemba.

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~Lisa Nolan

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In this sample podcast episode, I share six new Montessori-friendly picture books with diverse and important themes! This is an earlier podcast episode that was not edited so please excuse its roughness! (I now edit all my podcast episodes.)

Listen here 42_Wonderful_new_picture_books_with_diverse_and_important_themes (12 minutes). The books I cover in this episode are 1) The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates, 2) What a Cold Needs by Barbara Bottner and Chris Sheban, 3) Drawn Together by Minh Lê and Dan Santat, 4) Grandma's Tiny House: A Counting Story! by Janay Brown-Wood and Priscilla Burris, 5) Marvelous Maravilloso: Me and My Beautiful Family by Carrie Lara and Christine Battuz, and 6) Miss Pinkeltink's Purse by Patty Brozo and Ana Ochoa.

Me on goodreads: other picture books I've read | middle-grade readers I've read | follow me on goodreads 

~Lisa Nolan

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I love, love, love to read, review, share passages from, and chat about books for parents and educators ESPECIALLY Montessori, forest and nature school, Waldorf, special needs and developmental delays, child-brain development, and early-to-late literacy!

Here is part one of a four-part podcast series I recorded on the newly published (2019) book Nature Play at Home: Creating Outdoor Spaces That Connect Children with the Natural World, written by Nancy Striniste. Listen here #59 Nature Play Book Chat Part 1.mp3

About the book

"A magnificent resource for transforming backyards into stimulating environments that enhance children’s creativity, learning, and fun."—Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the WoodsThe Nature Principle, and Vitamin N

Description from Goodreads: Access to technology has created a generation of children who are more plugged in than ever before—often with negative consequences. But there is a solution. Unrestricted outdoor play helps reduce stress, improve he

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I love, love, love to read, review, share passages from, and chat about books for parents and educators ESPECIALLY Montessori, forest and nature school, Waldorf, special needs and developmental delays, child-brain development, and early-to-late literacy! Here is part one of a four-part series I recorded on the book NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman (2015)! Listen here 067_NeuroTribes__book_01.mp3 (15 minutes). 

About the book

"A New York Times bestseller. Winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction. A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently.

"What is autism? A lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more—and the future of our society depends on our understanding o

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In this sample podcast episode, "How to Save $ Buying Materials on Amazon, Part 2" I share more of my secret tips and tricks for how to save money when shopping for Montessori materials on Amazon! Listen here (16 minutes): #24 Save Money on Amazon.mp3

Examples of the three drop-ship sellers I mentioned in the podcast:  Curious Minds Busy Bags | Amazing Montessori | Callie's Corner.

Links to Montessori deals pages I mentioned in the podcast: alisonsmontessori.com | adenamontessori.com.

~Lisa Nolan

(The above links were checked on 10/12/19)

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