Living Montesorri Now - Blog Review

Living Montessori Now is a terrific blog by Deb Chitwood, an experienced and trained Montessori teacher with a masters degree in Early Childhood Studies. Her blog focuses on lessons and inspiration for Montessorian teachings, specifically for setting up a Montessori classroom or homeschooling with a Montessorian approach. 

Chitwood's blog is updated regularly with posts on specific activities as well as reviews on books Chitwood recommends and specific Montessori materials. There is a full community forum to discuss topics about homeschooling, unschooling and school settings for parents and teachers. There are facebook and twitter connections as well for extended interaction. 

Living Montessori Now has a great feature called Montessori Monday Link Up. Every Monday Chitwood links up with other bloggers and parents and teachers who have Montessori activities and lessons of their own to share with this Montessori community. 

If you want to follow or are interested in following Montessori methods, this is a fantastic website to follow and explore. It has plenty of resources and links to keep you up to date on Montessori teachings in a very collaborative, open way. 

I give this site five stars out of five!!!

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Summer Langille, M.A, Early Childhood Education Specializing 0-8 Years

Summer has been working with children for almost 15 years. The oldest of four she’s always seen herself as a caregiver. She started off caring for children as a nanny for many years. She received her undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies from San Francisco State University and has a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education specializing in birth to age eight from Long Beach State. She’s worked with infants all the way up to elementary aged children in center-based care, private school care, home-based care, back-up care and afterschool care. She was a lead teacher for an infant program and more recently a two year old/preschool program. She even had a brief stint as a brownie girl scout troop leader. She’s passionate about quality care for children and thinks the environment plays a large role in how a child learns effectively. She loves art, blocks, music, fairy gardens and picture books and wants all caregivers of children to know how important their job is to the children they care for. Summer is currently home with her baby, navigating this new role as Mama. She blogs about her family at www.summerplayshouse.com.