10 Ways To Boost Your Preschool Child’s Cognitive Development

From birth to age six your child is in a period of child development that Dr. Maria Montessori described as "the absorbent mind". During this critical period, your child's mind is like a sponge, soaking up knowledge about everything in the local…

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Montessori Tools For Introducing Mathematics

Dr. Maria Montessori believed that the human mind is naturally mathematical, which means that it is a latent but inherent ability in our children. She also believed children crave order and precision - which is something you'll immediately notice in the…

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Montessori Tools For Geography

Geography can be an exciting topic that engages preschool-age children if it is presented using teaching methods that are tailored to a level that's appropriate for young minds. Montessori schools does this by using specific learning tools that help begin…

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Self-Motivation in Preschool Age Montessori Students

Children are born with a desire to learn, a need to explore, and an innate curiosity of the world around them. That’s what makes children so special and why they come up with so many wonderful questions about the world they are observing. Children have a…

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The Absorbent Mind

The absorbent mind is a period of time in child development from birth through around the age of six, where young children experience a period of intense mental activity that allows them to absorb learning from the environment without conscious effort,…

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The Montessori Language Avenue

“In the mysterious period which follows immediately after birth, the child-who is a psychic entity endowed with a specially refined form of sensitiveness—might be regarded as an ego asleep. But all of the sudden he wakes up and hear delicious music; all…

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Normalization In The Montessori Preschool Environment

“Actually the normal child is one who is precociously intelligent, who has learned to overcome himself and to live in peace, and who prefers a disciplined task to futile idleness. When we see a child in this light, we would more properly call his…

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Sensorial Development In Montessori Education

In the preface to Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook, Montessori used Helen Keller and Mrs. Ann Sullivan as an eloquent symbol of miracle education that unfolds the spirit of man by education of the senses. She states, “If one only of the senses sufficed to…

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The ABC’s of Attachment

I have a wonderful memory that illustrates the ABC's of attachment that I'd like to share with you. It is a story of a group of hill tribe children in Thailand that I met back in 2003. I was a college senior student who came to the small hill tribe…

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The Prepared Environment & Montessori Education

My first exposure to the Montessori method was seeing an experienced teacher gracefully giving a lesson to children in a beautiful, tranquil prepared environment while living in Phoenix back in 2012. That was the moment that sparked my desire become a…

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