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Forum: Montessori   11-26-2013, 03:40 AM
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Posted By linn7799
Wow, thanks so much HumbleThinker, for your...

Wow, thanks so much HumbleThinker, for your speedy and thoughtful reply.
 
DS started in his current class at 2 years 7 months (Aug 2011) Usually they move up from the toddler group to primary a...
Forum: Montessori   11-25-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By linn7799
Great to see some recent activity on the...

Great to see some recent activity on the Montessori board!
 
My question is: How can you tell when a child is ready to move from Montessori primary to Montessori elementary?
Our almost 5 year old...
Forum: Learning at School   05-18-2013, 02:06 AM
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Posted By linn7799
I'm finding this an interesting discussion. As I...

I'm finding this an interesting discussion. As I mentioned in your "Gifted in Europe" thread, I'm an Australian living in Sweden with my Swedish husband and our four year old son.

In Australia,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-09-2013, 09:44 AM
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Posted By linn7799
My four year old son has been asking questions...

My four year old son has been asking questions about death for the last two years or so... I think it started with seeing the occasional dead animal and asking about deceased relatives ("Where does...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-06-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,384
Posted By linn7799
Our situation is a bit different, so I don't...

Our situation is a bit different, so I don't have any direct advice for the OP... but I did want to offer a few words of encouragement.
 
I'm not going to argue that every child is a natural...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-23-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By linn7799
I live not too far away from you, just outside...

I live not too far away from you, just outside Lund in southern Sweden. I'm originally from Australia, my husband is Swedish and we have an advanced four year old son. When I told my husband about...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-14-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 264
Posted By linn7799
My son turned 4 a few months ago and I love how...

My son turned 4 a few months ago and I love how thoughtful and sweet he is.
 
We're expecting a baby in July and DS is very excited about his role as big brother. In fact, if someone asks him if...
Forum: Montessori   11-18-2012, 02:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By linn7799
Sounds like a really tough situation for you and...

Sounds like a really tough situation for you and I hope you find a solution that works for you and your daughter.
 
Yes, I agree, that 3 is in many ways an ideal age to start Montessori. But IMO...
Forum: Montessori   11-02-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By linn7799
I'm a Montessori parent rather than a Montessori...

I'm a Montessori parent rather than a Montessori teacher but I've done quite a bit of reading and research on this topic as my son is bilingual and I'm supporting his English language reading and...
Forum: Montessori   10-31-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By linn7799
Thanks for posting an update! It's great that...

Thanks for posting an update! It's great that you've been able to relax as a result of reading the advice here. And really wonderful to hear that your daughter seems so enthusiastic about the...
Forum: Montessori   10-17-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By linn7799
This article has been linked to here before -...

This article has been linked to here before - seems very relevant to your situation.
 
http://kiddietoes.blogspot.se/2011/07/sometimes-you-just-have-to-polish-duck.html
 
Personally, from what...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-29-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By linn7799
My 3 1/2 year old typically falls asleep between...

My 3 1/2 year old typically falls asleep between 7.45 and 8.15 and wakes up between 6 and 7. No naps. He has never consistently slept 12 - 13 hours in a 24 hour period though - 10 to 11 is the most...
Forum: Montessori   09-27-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By linn7799
My 3 1/2 year old son is very much like this......

My 3 1/2 year old son is very much like this... Playing with me (or his dad or his grandparents or other kids) is always his activity of choice and he really resists doing anything alone. I also...
Forum: Montessori   09-25-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By linn7799
Thanks for your replies....

Thanks for your replies. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
 
nyssaneala (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/78658/nyssaneala) - I think you mae a great point - that this is...
Forum: Montessori   09-25-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By linn7799
I am happy with the communication with my son's...

I am happy with the communication with my son's Montessori preschool - but I do admit that most of it is very informal. I collect my son while the kids the playing outside and I invariably chat for...
Forum: Montessori   09-14-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By linn7799
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MattBronsil http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Montessori   09-09-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By linn7799
In a bit of a variation on the "how do you...

In a bit of a variation on the "how do you describe Montessori?" thread, I'm wondering how other Montessori parents explain the differences between Montessori and non-Montessori preschools/schools...
Forum: Montessori   08-25-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By linn7799
My 3 year old son brings a backpack in every day...

My 3 year old son brings a backpack in every day for extra clothes. His preschool has a gate drop-off policy, so I don't go in with him in the morning. He's responsible for taking his bag inside and...
Forum: Montessori   08-20-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By linn7799
Hi!   I'm not sure my advice is strictly...

Hi!
 
I'm not sure my advice is strictly Montessori but we've had some similar issues with our 3 1/2 year old son and have spent some time thinking about it.
 
I have a feeling that the standard...
Forum: Montessori   08-17-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By linn7799
It's not a knife but my three year old son uses...

It's not a knife but my three year old son uses a cheese slicer like this one here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Osthyvel_20050723_001.jpg), without any issues. Well, he sometimes mangles the...
Forum: Montessori   08-07-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By linn7799
Is he happy to do the coloring by himself or...

Is he happy to do the coloring by himself or does he want you to be there sitting next to him? If he can do the activity independently then I really think you should let him continue with his...
Forum: Montessori   08-07-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By linn7799
I'm a little confused - doesn't he get to choose...

I'm a little confused - doesn't he get to choose his own work? To me, it doesn't seem at all in line with Montessori principles to force a 4 year old to sit down and do seat work he isn't interested...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-28-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By linn7799
My husband is a chess player and recommends the...

My husband is a chess player and recommends the book Chess for Children...
Forum: Montessori   07-21-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By linn7799
I haven't read it in a while, but I remember...

I haven't read it in a while, but I remember thinking that "Kids are Worth It!" by Barbara Coloroso seemed pretty compatible with Montessori. I personally found the Jellyfish/Brickwall/Backbone...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-05-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,491
Posted By linn7799
I'll start with a disclaimer: I'm not a...

I'll start with a disclaimer: I'm not a homeschooler and I don't think my son is all that typical - however, I think he has learned to read phonetically in a very child-led (if not strictly...
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