Learning How to Swim: Following the Child & Preparing the Environment from Birth

It’ll be July in a couple short weeks, and in Texas, between the already-in-the-high-90-degrees-Fahrenheit heat and the humidity, air conditioning will be our best friend through September. A daily trip to the neighborhood swimming pool is already one of the few outdoor play experiences we’re willing to have, and lucky for us, swimming has always … [Read more…]

Teaching the Montessori Activity Cycle from the Start

To start, what is an activity cycle?  Simply put, it is the beginning, middle, and end to any activity; it is the entire work sequence.  There are four main attributes to the Montessori activity cycle: Choice Preparation Work Return For example, if “cooking dinner” is the activity, the cycle would be: choosing what to prepare, creating … [Read more…]