What did you do during the pandemic lockdown? Longtime Montessori educator and former director of Dover Montessori, Margaret Kling, decided to pen a children’s book series.
Montessori Marcy was born out of an idea that Kling had been carrying in her mind for several years. It took a lockdown and early retirement for her to get the idea onto paper.
“I have been thinking about writing a book for years. Because I was running the school—as director and teacher—I just didn’t have the time to sit down and develop the book series like I wanted to,” Kling said.
Montessori Marcy: Without A Sound was released in July 2021. The second in the series, Montessori Marcy: Be A Climate Crusader, was released late last year.
This newest book focuses on climate change and helps parents answer those hard questions that children often have. Montessori Marcy: Be a Climate Crusader is all about raising awareness for ages 2 to 6 through various activities and useful changes families can start implementing now for a greener tomorrow.
“I try to keep the books all within the Montessori framework. These are not only fun books, but they are also learning tools for both kids and parents,” says Kling, who works part-time with adults through Autism Delaware.