Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dried Bean Mosaic-Fall Trees

Dried Bean Mosaic Tree

Just grab a bag of colorful dried beans and draw out an outline of a tree on some cardstock...use some glue and you have a beautiful craft that will keep your kids fingers busy for quite a while. Use some tongues for the little ones to help with their fine motor skills (beginner writers). Great for all ages!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

About Maria Montessori- A Tidbit of History (#2)

  • There are two main concepts which Dr. Maria Montessori developed with regard to the child's development and growth.
  • These are the concepts of the absorbent mind and the sensitive periods.

About Maria Montessori- A Tidbit of History! (#1)

  • Dr. Maria Montessori founded her first “Casa Dei Bambini” in Rome, Italy in January 1907. 
  • She applied the diligent observational skills and ceaseless quest for truth that she had learned in her scientific training to her interest in children.
  •  Dr. Montessori traveled the globe, studying children of all cultures and social strata and developed a universal education, today known as the Montessori Method.