Montessori Moods: An Introduction

I have a confession: I am obsessed with Montessori education. So I have decided to bring you all along in my obsession and start a column all about my Montessori reading, experimenting and failures.

Maria Montessori was an Italian physician born in 1870 who began studying childhood development after visiting a “children’s asylum.” She discovered that these children who had been determined to be less-than-capable, with the right environment and stimulation were able to exceed the achievement of “normal” children in regular schools. (Her life story is fascinating and inspiring. A brief biography can be read here)


MARIA MONTESSORI VISITS SCHOOLI am hoping to introduce you (slowly!) to some of her ideas, because they are still very relevant and can help us mamas to understand our little ones better.

In addition, I’m hoping to show you one Montessori-inspired activity per post that you can do at home with your little ones.

Disclaimer: Learning about Montessori education (and trying to implement it in my home) is currently my hobby. I read a lot of books, blogs and discussion boards, but I am in no way an expert. I have not been trained in Montessori education, so am only sharing my take on it.


Stay tuned for next month's column!