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Originally Posted by Deborah
I don't know much about Montessori, but I'm sure you can find comparable sources of book lists. Perhaps someone else on this list has a favorite source?
Originally Posted by philomom
Montessori is reality based. Setting the table, pouring rice and everyday tasking to learn numbers and patterns. Montessori kids "read" very early, but it is all memorization from a labeled classroom. These kids are very self-driven. They "choose" their own activities each day. They never work in groups. I don't know their stance on media and culture.
Originally Posted by Mytwokids
I do like the idea of imaginative play of waldorf but what I have learned about it I like it for play not for school. There are no waldorf schools close to me so I will admit I have never been in one. But my understanding is no reading until grade 3? Also parents are not suppose to read stories to their children, just tell stories
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