My 116-page e-book Beginning Montessori with Infants and Tots Birth to 24 Months digital download has 50 lessons for infants and tots, including un-toys using upcycled and recycled materials and items from around the house. Some of the lesson activities can be handmade or prepared with materials from home, others can be bought at Montessori suppliers. It also includes my Montessori documents and FAQs for 0 to 24-month-olds, including The Absorbent Mind and Sensitive Periods in a Nutshell; Fine Motor Development (In Infants); How to Modify Toys in the Environment; How to Rotate Activities; and Siblings Working Together.
More about this e-book: In 1998 I started creating Montessori and homeschool online Internet programs with lesson activities and email consulting for parents and educators of preschool and elementary children at MontessorifortheEarth.com.
In 2004 my son was born and I was anxious to begin Montessori infant activities at home with him. I went on the Internet and searched for a Montessori infant program, and much to my chagrin, I could only find very expensive Montessori infant teacher training programs and albums. I thought, there must be other parents like me who are searching for Montessori infant activities and not finding anything practical and affordable!
So in 2005, I decided to create my own Montessori online Internet programs for infants and tots, based on my experience as a Montessori-trained teacher and a mom. The result has been dozens of infant and tot lessons created by me and available on my website. Now I have compiled them all in this book: 50 activities for language, motor development, sensory, and practical life! Hope you enjoy them with your infant and tot as much as I did with mine!
This book was also created out of the hundreds of email questions I received from parents and educators of infants and toddlers who joined my online Internet Montessori programs at my website, MontessorifortheEarth.com, and who needed further help and guidance to incorporate the Montessori Method in their home or daycare.
Filled with real-life examples, this book is divided into several chapters that address the many challenges parents and teachers face: Questions about Behavior; Questions about Sleep, Routines, and Bedtime; Questions about Giving Lessons and Doing Activities; Questions about Food and Mealtime; and Questions about Special Needs and Developmental Delays.
This book will be a valuable contribution to those parents and educators who are searching for answers to their questions in raising their very young children using the philosophies of the Montessori Method.
About me, Lisa Nolan: I am a trained and certified Montessori teacher with over 30 years of experience. I've taught Montessori in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1986. I took my Montessori primary training in 1986 at The Maria Montessori School of the Golden Gate in San Francisco with the late headmistress, Ursula Thrush. I took my Montessori elementary (6-9) training in 1988 at The Maria Montessori School of the Golden Gate in San Francisco (with the late headmistress Ursula Thrush) through the University Extension, University of California Berkeley. I received an MA from San Francisco State University in English Literature and Creative Writing.
I am also a Montessori homeschool consultant, a podcaster, a stay-at-home work-at-home mom, a semi-retired blogger, and a recovering indie publisher. I guess you can call me a one-mom operation!
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