Cy-Fair Parents Release Cookbook

Cy-Fair Families came together to create Yummy in my Tummy: A Cookbook by Montessori Families.

These recipes are made for families, by families. Inspired by the Montessori tradition, each recipe is a step-by-step guide to prepare yummy, kid-friendly meals for children ages 18 months to 6 years. The book is divided into two sections: Breakfast as well as Lunch & Dinner. From the classic Filipino Chicken Adobo to German Pancakes to Louisiana-style Crawfish Fettucine, this cookbook covers a range of global foods that are kid-tested and kid- approved.

Ms. Nicole Seaton, Parent Ambassador at Montessori Preschool @ Copperfield, said: “As a Montessori parent, I’ve found that easy-to-prepare meals and a lot of love go a long way. This cookbook is a guide to make healthy, nutritious meals, the Montessori way. It showcases the global community in our school and across Cy-Fair, with accessible recipes that any parent can use for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.”

Children love cutting vegetables and fruits, baking, setting the table, or pouring their favorite drink. These exercises – also known as Practical Life in the Montessori classroom – help children develop independence and coordination, critical for long-term success in class and life.

Special thanks to our Parent Ambassador, Ms. Nicole Seaton for compiling the book and our Bear Moms, Ms. Keshia Duhon, Ms. Maulishree  Kansara, Ms. Missy Khan, Ms. Alexis Sammons and Ms. Katja Stein for their ongoing support.

 

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The Montessori Way: Discovering Size, Shape and Color

Sensorial materials in the Montessori classroom are designed to hone the child’s senses – to develop keen perception for the world around her. Through these materials, the child is taught discipline, concentration, geometry and dexterity – all in preparation for advanced concepts in math, language and science.

One way children engage with the sensorial materials is by creating variations – using the materials to create unique shapes and patterns to showcase difference in shape, color and size.

The Montessori Directress would usually encourage this engagement – asking questions like “What would happen if I do this?”. The aim is to inspire a child’s curiosity and test new ideas – all while playing with concepts that can be experienced and tested with the child’s senses.

In Ms. Linda’s classroom, students created unique patterns using the Brown Stair and Pink Tower:

Students continued variations using the knobbed and knobless cylinders:

They also tried variations using the Red Rods, Brown Stair and Pink Tower: