- File Size: 1309 KB
- Print Length: 159 pages
- Publisher: Spring Snow Publications; 1 edition (December 3, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 3, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1937683079
- ISBN-13: 978-1937683078
- ASIN: B00H3OKMZ4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #317,797 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy Kindle Edition
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However, I hoped to have many examples/methods on teaching and reminding children to use grace and courtesy. Much of the "How to" part of the book simply speaks of the Montessori philosophy, and not so much applying it to this topic. Her "Research" part of the book spoke of her experience teaching in a classroom, but was more statistical and less practically applicable. More than half the book is etiquette, which is wonderful if I had more examples on how to teach them. 3 out of 5 stars. I had really, really hoped to give this book 5.
"Dr. Montessori realized a young child has a deep sense of personal dignity. We can crush that sense by reprimanding . . . without teaching a child first. The sense can be protected and enhanced through exercises of grace and courtesy."
Ages 2 and 1/2 through 6 are the perfect time to emphasize the teaching of grace and courtesy. The author says, "During those years the child has a special receptivity to the learning of manners." The child will enjoy learning about manners, as well.
This book is an excellent resource for parents and teachers to read, and later have on hand to use prior to different social events. What to do when meeting people, gift exchanges, formal dinners, casual dinners, having overnight visitors, and everything a child experiences is covered. Everyone is more comfortable knowing these manners! Even adults!
I really like the elementary section can be read by the students themselves, as it is written to them. Those parts can also be read by adults, so the wording is right there to use with children.
Greetings and Farewells
Please, Thank you and You're welcome,
Excuse me and I'm Sorry
Coughing etc in public
Cleaning up after yourself
Having Friends Visit
Being a Guest
Games and Sports
I don't know any parents who haven't struggled with at least one of these issues with their kids. In our family, it is amazing to me how many things I realize are problems AFTER they occur, many of which could have been addressed by explaining the task in advance to my children using the step by step approach outlined in this book. I anticipate that being proactive about these topics will pay dividends and I am excited about that!! Deb supports the benefits of her approach via a brief description of her research in a daycare center in the UK. I see this book as a real gem that I will reference often throughout the years. I wish I had a hard copy to keep on the shelf.
The book is organized to be useful to the early childhood teacher, but is written to the older child, which makes it useful not only in the preschool classroom, where I teach Grace and Courtesy myself, but for adolescents and teens. The latter may be less receptive to traditional Grace and Courtesy lessons, but can learn all they need to know from engaging with this and talking about this wonderful book, written by an expert in the field. I highly recommend this to teachers and parents alike.