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…]

A Walk with a 12 Month Old

Every morning, Eli and I go on a walk.  With his walker wagon as support (since he is not quite walking without assistance), Eli leads, and I follow. 8:42 a.m.  We’re off! 8: 45 a.m. Eli sees a bird.  He signs “bird” and points to show me.  Ever since our bird discovery, a bird cannot … [Read more…]