Did you hear this week the Montessori Centenary Child's Garden won Gold at the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show? It's such fabulous news!! "Celebrating the pioneering vision for Early Years education introduced in Britain by Maria Montessori in 1919, garden designer, Jody Lidgard’s, first Chelsea Flower Show Space To Grow garden reflects the very principles at the heart of a Montessori approach to education. Child-led and future-driven, the garden was designed to provide a Montessori classroom space to nurture children, teaching them about the natural world alongside the modern technology that is the future of horticulture." - Montessori St Nicholas.
This space has so much to inspire us from the propagating greenhouse including hydroponic technology, living fern wall, wormery, dipping pond and water play station to a snip, tear and taste garden. More photos at Real Homes and Royal Horticultural Society.
Here are a few other articles I've been enjoying:
- The Small Things Are The Big Things at Baan Dek Montessori School.
- What Your Child Will Really Get Out of Montessori at Bergamo Montessori School.
- DIY Montessori Flower Press at akamatra.
- 3 Steps to help children get dressed independently at Janet Lansbury. I know a lot of parents will find this useful!!
- 34 Best Educational Space Toys and Gifts for Kids at Rainy Day Sunny Play.
- This nature weave which looks suitable for toddlers at Merci Montessori.
- My older two children love whittling and I found these safety rules fantastic and easy for the children to understand, at Montessori Handwork.
Above Otis and Otto are enjoying some painting outside but are getting thoroughly messy, their bodies were covered in paint, do you allow this type of play?
We are spending the long weekend in a forest cabin in Cornwell, it is so beautiful and peaceful. We hope to visit the Eden Project too. I'll post some photographs soon. I hope you have a lovely weekend!