She gets up when it’s already clear outside; she comes in the room where I’m working. It is the time of day I love the most:
After three years of meetings, conferences, workshops of any sort, coffee shop talks, discussions on forums, facebook and by e-mail, I finally accepted it. When you talk about Montessori schools, the question you’re always asked is never about educational materials, children’s autonomy and socialisation, freedom and order ratio, the adult’s role, punishments and rewards, homework … Continued
I’ve always been allergic to labels, methods, guilds and uniforms. I can’t stand “one size fits all” education.
Parents who are not satisfied with “conventional” school and education standards may choose to home-school their children. Here is a list of pros and cons of homeschooling.
All little kids love repeatability, and it’s because they found it reassuring. How many time have you see a kid obsessed by a favorite blanket, or a favorite toy? Pretty much every child in the world goes through a “phase”.
There are a lot of pre-writing activities which do not require pencils, even if children love writing tools long before they are ready to use them: finger painting, drawing in the sand, in the shaving cream, play with playdough. When your child is two-three-years-old, you can try to let him imitate an horizontal line, a vertical … Continued
You certainly know how coloring is important for your kid. Coloring helps children in hand-eye coordination and aids in developing those tiny muscles in their hands, fingers, and wrist, improving fine motor skills;
I teach English to Italians, so I am often asked at what age children can be considered ready to learn a second language. The answer is so obvious: from birth! Children are “programmed” to learn so it’s natural they are ready to do so from the moment they are born, but certainly it’s never too late to … Continued
Do our kids really need to do homework to reinforce what they actually learn in class?