It is not possible to learn everything from a book, but there are are several, based on Montessori experience at home and in the classroom that have been found to be very helpful to parents and teachers during these days. They are all written by a Montessori teachers trained at 0-3, 3-6, and 6-12 levels, and with many years of experience with children and young adults from birth to 18 years of age. Continue reading →
The Red Corolla, Montessori Cosmic Education (for ages 3-6+)
The culture lessons taught in an AMI primary teacher-training course—physics, biology, history and geography, and the arts—are presented here in great detail to lay the foundation before age six for the older child’s search for his Cosmic Task. Also included are personal “filling in the gaps” assignments for the parent or n teacher, and two republished AMI and NAMTA articles, one on Cosmic Education and the second on music for all ages.
What I like about this book is the possibility that it will give to teachers who have not learned in their training this way of presenting the various cultural areas—art, music, geography, biology and physics—to young children. Its value is in the excellent information about how adults can prepare themselves to inspire children in the first place. Although it is scattered throughout the book, there is information on approaching various ages of children, not just young ones.
—Rita Zener, AMI Montessori Teacher Trainer
The Montessori 3-6 Course, the First in Morocco This was my third trip to Morocco. It was an honor to be part of Montessori teacher training for children from age 2.5 to 6 where I could share what I learned in my very first course at The Maria Montessori Institute in London, England almost 50 years ago. And what I have been sharing in the classroom with children. Continue reading →
The Music Environment from the Beginning to the End It was an honor for me to be part of this publication on creativity. This article is shared with permission of AMI, The Association Montessori Internationale and NAMTA, The North American Montessori Teachers Organization.
It was published in AMI Journal 2014-2015 Theme Issue: The Montessori Foundations for the Creative Personality. This 237-page publication deals with the imagination, self-expression, language, music, the Montessori creative view of childhood, art, and contemporary Montessori research and creativity.
THE RED COROLLA, MONTESSORI COSMIC EDUCATION (for age 3-6) Cosmic Education is a view of how everything is connected. This article has been reprinted in its entirety in this book because it gives an example, through music, of how all of the elements of cosmic education physics, biology, history, geography, the arts—serve the human from birth through old age.