Roots & Wings Blog
The Absorbent Mind
The Absorbent Mind was Maria Montessori’s most in-depth work on her educational theory, based on decades of scientific observation of children. Anyone looking to better understand what’s happening in the minds of our budding babies will enjoy this read. https://archive.org/…/absorbentmind031…/page/n7/mode/2up
Let Nature be Your Teacher
It is no surprise to see the children’s hunger to be outside after the egregious confinements of the Covid pandemic. For decades, expert leaders in every field have been unanimous in their counsel to ensure children have as much time
“If teaching is to be effective with young children, it must assist them to advance on the way to independence. It must initiate them into those kinds of activities which they can perform themselves and which keep them from being
What Skill Could You Teach Your Child?
“We don’t stop to think that the child who does not do, doesn’t know how to do.” – Maria Montessori We sometimes marvel at the ability of a particular child to do something considered “advanced for his/her age”. However
How We Influence our Children Through Covid
The reason children are little affected by Covid is that they are free from fear. As Aline Wolf stated in her book Nurturing the Spirit in the Non-sectarian Classroom, what you tell a child, what you teach him, makes much less
Let there be LIGHT!
Are you noticing all the lights and decorations in people’s yards and gardens? I’m sure I’m not the only one decorating outside for the first time. People turn naturally to light, like a flower to the sun, and the unprecedented