A look inside the art studio of a Montessori/ Waldorf school (Part 2)

Last week, I shared with you about Woodentots (insta here and website here), a wonderful Montessori/ Waldorf school in London. If the setting was not gorgeous enough, they also have a children’s art studio in this lush garden. A cosy art studio filled with light… And all manner of loose parts. (Create your own art space at… Continue reading A look inside the art studio of a Montessori/ Waldorf school (Part 2)

A look inside a Montessori/ Waldorf School in London (Part 1)

I had the pleasure of interviewing and photographing (with my humble iPhone) Woodentots Montessori School in London, UK. The principal, Paula, was just awarded Montessorian of the Year! Congrats Paula!! The Woodentots at Rochester Road is divided into four main zones, the entryway, the indoor Montessori classroom, the garden (outdoor classroom) and a wonderful little art studio… Continue reading A look inside a Montessori/ Waldorf School in London (Part 1)

Montessori at home: a week in pictures

With both my children in AMI-accredited schools in London, Montessori at home must be different from Montessori in school. I try not to have Montessori materials out as that might cause them to be bored with the same materials in school, but I very much follow the child and allow ample uninterrupted time for developing… Continue reading Montessori at home: a week in pictures

Supporting Your Child’s Explosion into Writing – without worksheets or “academics”

Dylan’s explosion into writing was an exciting thing to behold. I had trusted that one day he would discover it for himself, so he would have the joy of realising he could write. As with everything else, like self-feeding or toileting,  the child deserved to own the achievement of writing, not me. Shortly after his fourth… Continue reading Supporting Your Child’s Explosion into Writing – without worksheets or “academics”

How to take Practical Life to the next level

There was a period of time when I wondered why my children weren’t doing practical life, then I realised I was the obstacle! I was too concerned about spillage, mess and water wastage, and they caught on to my reluctance. My husband and I learnt these tips when we attended AMI’s Montessori in the Home… Continue reading How to take Practical Life to the next level