Resources

The Value of Imaginative Play

The Value of Imaginative Play “Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible.” This perfect gem-of-a-Lewis-Carroll-Alice-in-Wonderland-quote does not simply evoke whimsy. It is but one of many literary examples that are rooted...

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And So It’s Sewn

It is with the greatest joy that I share with you, SolBe is growing a garden.  For the past 20 years and most of my life, I have been trying to connect people to their food. I followed that path to botany, the study of plants. But how would studying plants in all...

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A Montessori-Inspired Place

A Montessori-inspired Place This is it. Today, you will begin with that one simple question -- a modest collection of mono-syllabic words, words so easy to string together yet chock full of possibility and promise. Not even realizing, you ask it in a...

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A Hundred Languages

As adults, we subconsciously engage with the subtleties of communication. It is spoken in our tone of voice, our eyes, and body language. It is when we find ourselves code-switching between colloquialisms and languages. Some of us have even developed other...

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The Value of Process-based Learning

“Creativity becomes more visible when adults try to be more attentive to the cognitive processes of children than to the results they achieve in various fields of doing and understanding.”  ― Loris Malaguzzi Hubspot recently published a short article, entitled, The...

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Preparing a Learning-rich Environment

Imagine entering a lush greenhouse. Feel the humid air on your cheeks, smell the sweet lilac, and marvel at the vibrant color palette. A deep breath in through your mouth signals to your brain a taste of metal from a recently used garden hose. With little effort, you...

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The Curious & Creative Classroom

Curiosity and creativity are powerful tools—forged through play and exploration, fortified with respectful relationships and a learning-rich environment. Maria Montessori and Loris Malaguzzi, the brilliant powerhouse educators who respectively founded the Montessori...

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Best Child Bookstores in the Boston Area

Are you looking for a fun, educational activity to do with your children? There are some great children’s bookstores in the Boston area that specialize in books for infants, young children, or families. They often put on events and readings and can be a fun weekend...

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