Lego-style blocks have been an enjoyable pastime for daycare children (and adults alike!) for decades. And even though they are a game-like experience, the mathematics behind Legos makes them a very effective educational tool in the process. They can be used to illustrate most aspects of early math, and include benefits for other critical developmental skills as well.
The first day of Montessori preschool will be a larger deal to your child than you. If this is their first time in a school environment, they’ll likely feel anxious. To ease their anxiety, help them become familiar with their new school, teachers, and classmates before the first day.
In addition to the obvious benefits of fresh air and sunlight, getting preschool children out of doors and into nature helps them develop a variety of other skills. A walk in the yard or local park easily transforms into a hands-on classroom with the tools to teach children intellectually and physically.
Math is everywhere, and we all perform math throughout our day, even preschool children who are just learning how math works. Introducing small kids to early math skills makes it easier for them to apply math skills as they get older. As they grow, they’ll have more need for math in everyday life, and every advantage matters.
Exploring different aspects of farm life makes wonderful Montessori daycare activities. Children are already interested in animals and discovering more about the world they live in, and farm-themed activities help to bring the broader world to light. From sensory exploration to hands-on growing, these top-rated activities will deliver hours of enthusiastic interactions.
Authentic Montessori daycare is more than a babysitting facility. It builds a foundation of independence and self-care that extends to a child’s home life and beyond. Montessori daycare teachers are specially trained to help children nurture their innate curiosity and desire to learn. They follow the principles founded by Dr. Maria Montessori, an internationally-recognized educator […]
One of the primary goals of private kindergarten is the development of crucial developmental skills. Among these, and one of the most important aspects of early education, are fine motor skills. Once we understand exactly what fine motor skills are, it is easy to recognize how many ordinary activities are helping that particular skill develop.
An authentic Montessori private kindergarten has a single objective: To help children achieve their fullest potential. Through the Montessori Method, children learn academic subjects, gain experience with practical life skills, build self-esteem, and discover they are a valuable part of their class, family, and community.
By allowing children to gain confidence through accomplishment, they are given a foundation by which to see progress even when things do not go as planned.
Because of the hands-on nature of a Montessori kindergarten, science activities of all sorts are easy to incorporate into the lesson plan. The trick is to give the children ample opportunity to get involved directly with the activities. To give you an idea of the activities available, these classroom favorites are at the top of the list.
One of the key components of private kindergarten education is the building of self-esteem and personal worth. This is accomplished through positive reinforcement and participation in activities that help your daughter maximize her strengths and learn to be positive about her accomplishments.
You’ve likely heard of Calendar Time, a common preschool activity where each day, teachers ask students about the days, weeks, and months. “What was yesterday? What’s today? What’s tomorrow?” As old as the practice is, it doesn’t have a lasting effect on young children because they can’t conceptualize that time is sequential. More impactful is […]
The Holiday season is a perfect time to teach Montessori preschool children about the diversity and cultural heritage of the world. Exploring cultural traditions and participating in family traditions alike offer ample opportunity to learn about the many holidays being celebrated during the season.
Setting and sticking to goals can be difficult for your daycare daughter. Her absorbent mind is busily trying to soak up as much information about the world as it can, and this can lead to forgetting to follow a daily or weekly routine designed to achieve specific goals. You can help with that by following […]