This week Otis showed me a literacy app he was using in his classroom. Besides being concerned - I don't believe there is a place for apps of this nature in a Montessori classroom, it reminded me of this article: Removing Supplementary Materials from Montessori Classrooms Changed Child Outcomes at the Journal of Montessori Research, it's an important read if you are a Montessori teacher.
Here are some other articles I'm enjoying this week:
- The most divine baby space (pictured above), Jacob's Room at Eltern vom Mars.
- Reading corners in our Montessori home at Mothers Abroad.
- Montessori-inspired learning cards: Which plants grow with us? at Mamahoch2.
- Circular Calendar, a Waldorf way for teaching the seasons, the months and the year at OummAnna.
If you are after some seriously beautiful children's furniture have a look at Modern Furnishings, they have some lovely cube chairs and low shelves too!
On a personal note, Hypnobirthing, it might be what I am looking for. Have you tried it?
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!