Since 1982 Michael
Olaf Montessori has provided information, Montessori overviews, that help parents and teachers understand and meet the needs of children from birth to age 12+, and help them reach their fullest potential.
To see the overview text, and a source of highest quality, intelligent, beautiful, and fun toys and materials for children, see the links below, next to THE jOYFUL CHILD and CHILD OF THE WORLD images.
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Mindfulness from Birth: natural development, ages 1-3
Montessori Concentration Mindfulness Practices in Education:
AMI/USA Newsletter for 0-3 Summer Ideas for the child from birth to three
Aid to Life The new Montessori site is ready to view!
First 3 Years Video Clips: stages of development, first year and ages 1-3
Art Cards from the Favorite Michael Olaf Catalogue Covers because of many requests of images to frame for the classroom or home (or to use as cards!), the Michael Olaf catalog covers, are now available as 5x7 cards
Manners, Grace & Courtesy Newsletter The latest Michael Olaf quarterly Montessori newsletter
Maria Montessori Biography A brief overview and several pictures
Digital Age: An Article from Australia
Pictures from Bhutan: The first AMI Montessori class. Before and After pictures.
TED language video: The linguistic genius of babies. 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world
Chinese Multiplication: Math through the ages is a standard research in Montessori 6-12 classes. Here is a video of an ancient variation.
Food: Very important TED (technology, entertainment, design) children and food
Laying Down Roots: A 9-minute video produced by a the St. Helena Montessori school in California.
0-3 Montessori tribute and overview: Here is a video overview of the Montessori 0-3 program. It was created in honor of Silvana Montanaro, MD, 0-3 teacher trainer from Rome, Italy.
Montessori Lectures and Articles Montessori infant information, an observation of a 3-6 class, and more
Montessori FAQ's Frequently Asked Questions about Montessori education.
Montessori Homeschooled Brown U. student, musician, attorney
"Montessori" A Video Explanation: Anyone can use the word "Montessori"
Mongolia Dig: Montessori High School has paleontology experience in the Gobi Desert. Watch report from Cleveland TV news.
Montessori Age 12-18 videos from the Hershey Montessori Farm school in Ohio
Montessori on Peace Boat: news from our friend Takako Fukatsu on the 66th Global Voyage
Human Development a middle school course. Michael Olaf's Joyful Child (for birth to three) is used as a text in a Montessori adolescent program
Creativity Do schools kill creativity? This is a link to a short talk, given at the end of an education conference, by Sir Ken Robinson. It is one of the most insightful and entertaining talks we have heard in a long time. Enjoy! (courtesy of YouTube.com)
Big Issue-college NYT article. Quote: By 5, it is possible to predict, with depressing accuracy, who will complete high school and college and who won't.
Montessori and Waldorf Schools a comparison
Montessori Supporters and Students an interesting list
ABOUT US Michael
Olaf Montessori Company, established in 1982
What People Say about the Michael Olaf Montessori Company
Susan Stephenson educator, consultant, artist, and author of the Michael Olaf Montessori overviews: The Joyful Child and Child of the World
Susan's World: Public School Montessori article
CHILD OF THE WORLD; Montessori, Global Education
for Age 3-12+
Ordering information, and a review by a 13-year-old, here: MORE
TOYS FOR AGE 3-6
TOYS FOR AGE 6-12
0-3 OVERVIEW WITHIN CATALOG PAGES!
In English and several other languages:
THE JOYFUL CHILD
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TOYS FOR 0-3
Michael Olaf Children's Projects projects connected with Michael Olaf, including BHUTAN fundraising update.
A Christmas Prayer for the Earth includes original lyrics and music and pictures from Susan's Montessori work around the world. The slide show of pictures was excellent! Your work is a perfect example of the way the Montessori method should be taught. —Phillip Montessori, grandson of Dr. Maria Montessori
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