How To Be A Great Montessori Parent

The Montessori Method is a complete philosophy for early childhood education that embraces self-directed learning and exploration. As a Montessori parent, you can promote the principles of freedom and independence to help your child build confidence,…

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The Prepared Environment & Montessori Learning Avenues

Dr. Maria Montessori’s vision for the ideal classroom was to create what is called a "prepared environment" for maximum success in learning, exploration & growth.  Her model for the of prepared environment is a calm, ordered and highly-structured…

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Phonics and Montessori Phonics Education

Phonics helps children learn to read by correlating sounds with letters in the alphabet or written syllables. It's important because the development of reading in children depends on an understanding that letters and letter patterns represent the sounds…

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10 Benefits Of A Montessori Preschool

Over the last few years, the Montessori Method has risen to prominence in educational circles as being a highly effective tool for helping children master the basic skills required for long-term success. Although Dr. Maria Montessori developed this…

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Mindfulness for Kids

Mindfulness is defined as "a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique." Think of it as a state of…

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The Montessori Sensitive Periods

In Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work, Dr. Montessori states “Children pass through definite periods in which they reveal psychic aptitudes and possibilities which afterwards disappear. That is why, at particular epochs of their life, they reveal an…

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Montessori Practical Life Skills

Practical life skills and activities are common tasks & chores that we undertake on a daily basis, which provides young children with exposure to them at a very early age. Work in the kitchen, backyard, and garden are all practical life skills, and by…

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Montessori Vs. Traditional Preschool Education

One of the biggest questions the parents of toddlers face involves preschool. Most people are aware that it's difficult for many children to adjust to being out of the home during the day - but it's easy to forget that there is a large adjustment for…

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Why Choose An Online Preschool

Online preschool has been a growing trend for over a decade, but social distancing concerns and today's work from home requirements have made the benefits of online preschool very clear. With millions of Americans now working from home offices, virtual…

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The Advantages Of Montessori Education

Traditional education has long been accused of being a factory for students, focused on rote memorization & standardized testing. While this may have seemed appropriate during the industrial era, parents are now waking up to the fact that the modern…

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