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Forum: Montessori   03-02-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,209
Posted By Lillianna
Personally, I'm very orthodox Montessori on...

Personally, I'm very orthodox Montessori on letting children develop at their own pace and develop their own interests.  Some children are still in a very creative stage at this time and stressing...
Forum: Montessori   02-26-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By Lillianna
It's not entirely true to say that Montessori...

It's not entirely true to say that Montessori doesn't encourage imaginative play.  She left the child free to explore, free to move, free to choose activity, free to associate, free to talk - this...
Forum: Montessori   02-22-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By Lillianna
On this issue, I like to refer to this quote: ...

On this issue, I like to refer to this quote:
 
"There is no limit to the equipment of the “Children’s Houses” because the children themselves do everything. They sweep the rooms, dust and wash...
Forum: Montessori   02-10-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Lillianna
There are many wonderful Montessori Mamas on MDC...

There are many wonderful Montessori Mamas on MDC so definitely post here with specific questions! I love the Michael Olaf catalogs for descriptions of theory and materials for the youngest child:...
Forum: Montessori   01-29-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By Lillianna
Hi physmom! For cutting, start with something...

Hi physmom!
For cutting, start with something rather soft - bananas, cheese, tofu.
You can use a regular table knife, my dd had a set of child-sized tableward, so we just used that little knife...
Forum: Montessori   01-27-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By Lillianna
I received a pm from another mama who requested...

I received a pm from another mama who requested my file from the Montessori at Home Consultation that I offer, and I decided to post it here as well.  Keep in mind, the more independent the child...
Forum: Montessori   01-27-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By Lillianna
The Montessori environment provides a structure...

The Montessori environment provides a structure that the children can move through as they are ready but this is sometimes decided by the Guide or Directress and partly decided by what the child...
Forum: Montessori   11-14-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,960
Posted By Lillianna
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Forum: Montessori   11-14-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Lillianna
Whenever you are introducing a household or...

Whenever you are introducing a household or classroom procedure to a child, try for a matter of fact attitude and model the procedure yourself, the child will eventually follow.  It helps in the...
Forum: Montessori   11-14-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,960
Posted By Lillianna
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Forum: Montessori   11-13-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,960
Posted By Lillianna
Also, to OP - as others have mentioned, the 3...

Also, to OP - as others have mentioned, the 3 hour work period (one of the fundamental elements of Montessori) allows for this level of concentration.  It usually occurs as part of a rhythm to the...
Forum: Montessori   11-13-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,960
Posted By Lillianna
I totally agree about the recommendation for...

I totally agree about the recommendation for "Science Behind the Genius" - this is a very well researched substantiation of Montessori's main theories.
Also would like to point out that in the...
Forum: Montessori   11-12-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Lillianna
The Montessori materials in the practical life...

The Montessori materials in the practical life and sensorial areas of the 3 to 6 classroom contain many preparations for writing using the specific motions of the hand used in writing such as...
Forum: Montessori   11-12-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Lillianna
I have had an overall good experience in...

I have had an overall good experience in starting children earlier than 3 years old.  As long as they are showing some signs of "readiness" such as interest in other children, sociable to adults...
Forum: Montessori   10-29-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By Lillianna
Sounds like a good start! The sandpaper letters...

Sounds like a good start! The sandpaper letters are gradually introduced over time and involve many, many, many short, quick lessons and repetitions. The children work with them pretty much over the...
Forum: Montessori   10-29-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By Lillianna
I just found this also: ...

I just found this also:

http://www.michaelolaf.net/montessori12-18.html
Forum: Montessori   10-29-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By Lillianna
That does sound like a great school! In...

That does sound like a great school!
In Montessori, we refer to the toddler years as the "terrific twos" rather than the "terrible twos". In fact, NAMTA puts out a video by that name and it so...
Forum: Montessori   10-28-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By Lillianna
We have a relatively new Montessori high school...

We have a relatively new Montessori high school that I am really excited about! It is in our cultural hub and the students will be using the nearby institutions (art museum, nat'l history museum,...
Forum: Montessori   10-28-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By Lillianna
Alot of the spelling lessons actually occur w/...

Alot of the spelling lessons actually occur w/ the phonogram m. alphabet and also with the puzzle words. These two groups of lessons occur after the child is reading phonetically, which itself...
Forum: Montessori   10-04-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Lillianna
Although the sensitive period for the refinement...

Although the sensitive period for the refinement of the senses is over around the age of 4, the sensitive period for the development of language continues to the age of 6. Also, the human tendencies...
Forum: Montessori   10-04-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By Lillianna
We loved the weaning table and chair, I guess my...

We loved the weaning table and chair, I guess my dd starting using it just around 7 or 8 months and continued until probably 2.5 or so.
At the very beginning, I would sit next to her for the most...
Forum: Montessori   09-20-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Lillianna
Also have you read either The Joyful Child (age...

Also have you read either The Joyful Child (age birth to 3) or Child of the World (age 3 to 12) by Michael Olaf Montessori Co.? both are great catalogs and full of wonderful resources.
btw, the...
Forum: Montessori   09-20-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Lillianna
Hi Chenghs! I give Montessori consultations as...

Hi Chenghs!
I give Montessori consultations as a auction item for our school's annual benefit. I will try to pm you the form I use (i've been having some computer malfunctions)...
Basically, you...
Forum: Montessori   08-05-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By Lillianna
spedteacher30 - I'm sorry you had a bad...

spedteacher30 - I'm sorry you had a bad experience.
Thanks for sharing.
I'll get off my high horse now. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif
Forum: Montessori   08-04-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By Lillianna
Did you buy the italic capital letters? I have...

Did you buy the italic capital letters?
I have never used capital sandpaper letters - by the time we finish with lowercase cursive sandpaper letters (most attractive between 3 and 4) then move...
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