How to prepare the home environment for a newborn following Montessori principles
Weekly posts on Montessori principles for a newborn
One family’s requests for how to treat a newborn baby
10 suggestions for supporting people during the postpartum period
A thorough list of questions to ask and things to consider in safety proofing
Diaper changing as a means for showing respect, building trust, fostering collaboration, and asking for consent
A mother using Pikler and Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) concepts to show respect and bond with her baby during diapering (video)
How one mother switched to standing diapering changes at home
An accessible and candidly humorous read on stand up diapering and how it encourages independence and toilet readiness
The advice of a teacher who potty trained 100 children the Montessori way
Kylie D'Alton from How We Montessori consolidates Montessori ideas on toilet learning.
Simone Davies from Montessori Notebook offers Montessori ideas on toilet training.
How one mother introduced her baby to solid foods following Montessori principles and Baby Led Weaning
How another mother introduced her baby to solid foods following Montessori principles and Baby Led Weaning
Countryside Montessori School models a weaning meal following Montessori principles (video)
A family receives advice to replace testing with peace and nourishment at the family meal
Young children’s faces as they experience a variety of new tastes (video)
How allowing babies to struggle helps develop independence, perseverance, and resilience
Through repeated falls, a baby demonstrates perseverance and the process for developing motor skills (video).
A young child demonstrates the coat flip in dressing to go outdoors (video).
An infant develops his sense of sight and ability to concentrate through exposure to the Gobbi Mobile (video).
A young child repeatedly puts on a sock, demonstrating concentration, independence, and developing body coordination (video).
I watched this video often for inspiration when I ran my in-home day care.
The case for saying goodbye and how not saying goodbye affects a child
Understanding the line between protection and hovering to guide to children in a host of social settings
Helping children learn the grace and courtesy of our culture at a developmentally appropriate time through modeling and role-playing, while advocating for children in situations that unnecessarily exceed their skill-set or understanding
The tricky art of confident, decisive, and gentle leadership
The importance of boundaries as demonstrated through real-life examples
Navigating the gray area when it comes to following through on what you say
Understanding and responding when baby communicates through crying
The importance of order and consistency for children and how to help