Montessori Books Published in 2023
Glimpses of Aged Care through a Montessori Lens
A collaboration between Anne Kelley, head of Montessori for Dementia, Disability and Ageing, the Association Montessori Internationale, and myself. 100 pages.
This is a very practical and thorough guide on how to offer person-centered care to the aged. The model described varies significantly from the memory care I have seen. It will guide our staff training.
—Ann Lindsay, MD Continue reading
In July, 2023 I was an AMI examiner at the Washington Montessori Institute near Washington DC. I am sharing a few pictures of the lovely environment to inspire anyone creating such at home or in Infant Communities.
“Nido” (Italian for “nest”) is the name denoting the environment for the first year of life. It considers the physical, mental, and emotional needs for this age – such as the need for a secure attachment, appropriate mobiles, a floor bed, beginning toilet learning, clothing that supports independence and movement, and the celebration of the first meal where the infant participates as much as possible.
THE INFANT COMMUNITY
PRACTICAL LIFE, CARE OF SELF
Learning to independently wash hands, comb or brush hair, and use a mirror to blow one’s nose
“Dressing Frames” teach the necessary skills to tie, button, and dress oneself; caring for shoes, and pouring water into a pitcher, and then into a glass, whenever thirsty Continue reading
Some years ago AMIUSA (The Association Montessori Internationale in the United States) published a parenting newsletter issue “Summer Ideas for All Ages.” Because I was the author of the 0-3 section of this article, I can share it with you.
The complete issue can be purchased at the AMIUSA bookstore website:
MONTESSORI CHILD’S PERSPECTIVE OF VACATIONS
It was the last day of school. A public-school teacher I had met during the year had been trying to find a day to visit our Montessori primary class in Northern Michigan. Continue reading