Montessori Inspired Newborn Essentials
How to prepare the home environment for a newborn following Montessori principles
Weekly posts on Montessori principles for a newborn
Dear Family… Notes for When Family Come to Visit!
One family’s requests for how to treat a newborn baby
10 Ways to Really Help Someone Who Has Had a New Baby
10 suggestions for supporting people during the postpartum period
Room-By-Room Safety Tips: How To Baby Proof Your Home
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
Honestly, How Do You Do a Standing Diaper Change
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
How to Potty Train Your Toddler The Montessori Way
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.
A Montessori Approach to Toilet Training
Simone Davies from Montessori Notebook offers Montessori ideas on toilet training.
Montessori Meets Baby Led Weaning: A Natural Approach to Introducing Solids
How one mother introduced her baby to solid foods following Montessori principles and Baby Led Weaning
The Celebration of Weaning (Introducing Solid Foods)
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)
A Lesson from Babies… It’s Okay to Struggle
How allowing babies to struggle helps develop independence, perseverance, and resilience
Fearless Baby Empowered by Risk
Through repeated falls, a baby demonstrates perseverance and the process for developing motor skills (video).
Help Me to Do it Myself: A Two-Year-Old Dresses Herself
A young child demonstrates the coat flip in dressing to go outdoors (video).
Montessori Starts from Birth (What Concentration Looks Like in an Infant)
An infant develops his sense of sight and ability to concentrate through exposure to the Gobbi Mobile (video).
Repetition in a Montessori Infant Community
A young child repeatedly puts on a sock, demonstrating concentration, independence, and developing body coordination (video).
Montessori for Infants: A Window into the Nido at LePort Montessori
I watched this video often for inspiration when I ran my in-home day care.
To Say Goodbye or Not to Say Goodbye, That Is The Question. Why Say Goodbye When It Makes My Child Cry?
The case for saying goodbye and how not saying goodbye affects a child
Helping Toddlers Succeed (at the park, playdates, outings, and other social situations)
Understanding the line between protection and hovering to guide to children in a host of social settings
Why Asking Kids for The 'Magic Word' Doesn't Teach Manners (And What to Do Instead)
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
Setting Limits with Toddlers: The Choices They Can’t Make
The tricky art of confident, decisive, and gentle leadership
A Toddler’s Need for Boundaries: No Walk in the Park
The importance of boundaries as demonstrated through real-life examples
Is It "Giving In" Or "Responding?"
Navigating the gray area when it comes to following through on what you say
7 Reasons to Calm Down about Babies Crying
Understanding and responding when baby communicates through crying
Developing Inner Order: How We Can Help Our Children
The importance of order and consistency for children and how to help