Cultivating Montessori-friendly Spaces with Multiple Age Children

As someone who lives in a (relatively) small apartment with two adults and three children, this is something I have had to think about from day one. I often remember fondly the days when I only had one toddler in the space and everything was set up for him. Oh, how easy I had it! [...]

What is a Montessori toy?

Thanks to social media popularizing the "natural" aesthetic, Montessori toys are all over the place these days. I should say "Montessori" toys in air quotes because many of these toys are not actually Montessori at all. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) the term Montessori is not copyrighted so anyone can use it to describe their toys, schools, [...]

5 Questions I Ask Myself Before Buying a Children’s Toy

Over the last couple of years I have been on a long journey towards carefully curating the types of toys and materials that come into our home. Since I began studying Maria Montessori's philosophy a couple of years ago, I've become much more aware of just how important it is to select the right type [...]