‘Grace and Courtesy’ is the title given to one of the five components of the Practical Life area in the Montessori classroom. The philosophy behind this component is that the child desires to learn proper social
Montessori is a way of looking at a space and making it child-friendly. There are ideas you can apply to your entire house. In your child’s room, for example, pictures should be hung at the child’s eye level. Beds are positioned so they can easily be accessed and made by your little one. Dressers need […]
Your child cannot get along with a playmate in the yard—a test. Your bundle of joy has forgotten his or her lunch or mittens– a test. Your precious has made a mess of their room– a test. What do you do? No really, what do you do? These are the opportunities given to us on a daily basis to help determine our role in the life of our children. Your actions or most often your reactions set you on a path. This path might include servitude. Parents have an overriding need to be indispensable.
From the moment your child is born, you are part of the construction team whose goal it is to prepare a human being for life. Do you have any skills at the beginning? Chances are, no. Do you need help? My guess is, yes. The goal of the articles to follow is to help parents […]