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 […]
Christmas recipes are all about the shapes. You don’t really need recipes to delight your preschooler with holiday-themed snacks and treats, because the trick is to shape your food into Christmas symbols. It’s still useful to have recipes as examples and inspiration, so here are four quick and creative snacks that will delight your child […]
Circle time games teach private kindergartners important social skills. Taking turns, performing in front of others, and academic skills like adding and comparing numbers are vital to proper development and easy to incorporate into circle time games. Balloon Bounce – For this Circle Time game, all you need are preschoolers and a balloon. The first […]
An important lesson for preschool students to learn is that math is a part of everyday life. Examples of how we use math in practical life begin in the kitchen, at the store, and in just about everything we do. Incorporating practical math applications at an early age prepares children to use math regularly as […]
By the time she enters private kindergarten, your daughter is already developing critical self-awareness skills such as confidence, inclusion, and self-esteem. You can encourage her in developing these skills with a few afternoon activities that require personal responsibility. Pet Care Giving your private kindergarten student the task of providing food and water to the family […]
Preschoolers learn better by getting their hands involved in the studies. Since this is the time of year to focus on giving thanks for our many blessings, combining crafts with important lessons is a favorite activity to engage children and encourage them to show their gratefulness. Daily Gratitude Help your preschool student make cut-outs of […]
The Montessori approach to play is different from those of play-based preschools. Montessori play is rooted in reality because Dr. Maria Montessori, the founder of the Montessori method, discovered that children prefer real things over the pretend. For example, if a child is given two choices: play pretend cook or play real cook, they’ll choose […]
The primary difference between authentic Montessori private kindergarten and traditional public school settings is simple. Public schools focus on educating children as a group, while your Montessori kindergarten educates every child as an individual. The Montessori Method creates a child-centered environment where your child will be encouraged to learn and discover at the pace which […]
A Montessori preschool stands apart from others. Child-sized furniture can be found in traditional preschools, but not the child-centric arrangement of everything from the rugs on the floor to the pictures on the walls. Similarly, Montessori activities, known as work stations, are in a class by themselves. Designed to stimulate the muscles, challenge the mind, […]
Authentic Montessori private kindergartens are based on the research and observations of Maria Montessori in the early 1900s. She considered it crucial to provide children with a planned space, saying, “The first aim of the prepared environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child independent of the adult.” In this […]