Skip to content

A bit of Montessori

June 2, 2010

Toddler’s Talent

April 30, 2010

Daddy Swimming

A couple of days ago my little sunshine drew this picture of his Daddy swimming. It must have been a year or more since he’d actually seen his Daddy swimming, and to me he appears to be diving… In any case, he told me that it was his Daddy swimming!
 
He then proceeded to purposefully add a mouth, eye, stubble, arms and then legs, to which he added trousers and shoes. 
I thought it was fantastic – of course!
My son is only just two and a half, and this little masterpiece will now take pride of place on my mantle piece… until he draws another at least!

Education and evolution

April 26, 2010

This is 2nd part of a series of videos available on YouTube discussing Montessori. In this video Dr Steve Hughes discusses the need for a new way of educating, and this is what particularly resonated with me. 

Teaching a child how to learn effectively is far more important than just imparting dry facts that will soon be forgotten and redundant in our ever accelerating world.

It was Charles Darwin who said “Survival is ultimately dependent on the ability to change and evolve”. Isn’t about time our children’s education reflected this too?

Everybody, EVERYBODY has the potential for genius!

January 17, 2010

I am absolutely thrilled to have found this Tony Buzan video – I’ve been reading his books since my early teens, and I’ve been mind mapping ever since!

At first glance it might not seem as though you can directly apply the ideas in this video to teaching a baby or toddler perhaps, but I have some alternative interpretations for younger children that I hope to be sharing with you in the next week.

… because  ‘Everybody, EVERYBODY has the potential for genius!

Albert Einstein

January 3, 2010

   “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”        Albert Einstein

Getting Started with the Doman Advantage

December 29, 2009

I’ve used the Doman advantage to get started teaching my two year old son, so I thought it would be a good idea to share this video here – it could help you get started too!

Looks like Rudolph was sleeping on the job again!

December 28, 2009

What a lovely fun and food fueled Christmas we’ve had. As you can see it  took its toll on this little one – it didn’t keep him down long though, he was soon up and bouncing again.

I was very happy to see that the learning game with my son hasn’t gone unnoticed amongst my family. He received lots of lovely learning toys this Christmas.  Which I was very excited about, I could barely wait to start playing them with him. Unfortunately I was cooking Christmas dinner this year, so I had to wait until boxing day before I had my chance. 

Luckily his Nan was there to step in and enjoy some learning fun with her grandson too.