Monday, February 17, 2014

Montessori Environment 1-2 Years

This article describes the Montessori environment that can be provided to children from 1-2 years of age. It includes topics like Montessori toys and materials appropriate for that age group, Language development and the 3 period lesson.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Stories for kids

I am constantly looking for inspiring stories to share with my little son.

I found a website containing a comprehensive list of virtues. Each virtue is accompanied by relevant folktales and real life stories. 

Here is the link for the website http://www.wisdomcommons.org/

Sharing inspiring stories with kids is one of the most effective ways to impart values. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Child development guide

A detailed child development guide from birth to 19 years is available at this site: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/fosterparents/training/chidev/cd06.htm

The child development guide includes the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and moral characteristics that are normal for a given age. 

I found this resource extremely helpful to get a bigger picture of child development stages and what to expect at each stage. 


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Best classical music for babies and kids

Amazon.com has a collection of the best classical music for babies and kids.

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Classical-Music-Kids-Baby/dp/B00546WG3Y

Samples of the songs are available on the site. The songs can be purchased as MP3.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Developmental tasks from birth to 19 years

The common concern of most parents is whether their child is reaching development milestones or not. 

This site (http://solutionsnottalk.com/developmental-tasks/) provides a summary of all the developmental tasks from birth to 19 years 
listed by age

My son is in the 7-9 month range now. These are the developmental tasks listed for that age. 


7 – 9 Months

• Sits without support
• Crawls
• Emotional attachment to parents
• Separation anxiety
• Distinguishes between living and non-living objects
• Aware that objects exist even when out of sight (object permanence)