Involving daycare children in age-appropriate household tasks not only fosters a sense of responsibility but also empowers them to contribute to the family’s well-being. Simple chores can be both fun and educational for young children, encouraging their independence and building life skills. In this essay, we will explore four age-appropriate tasks that daycare children can […]
Self-regulation is a crucial skill that empowers Montessori daycare children to manage their emotions, behaviors, and impulses effectively. As they learn to understand and control their reactions, young children gain greater independence and develop essential life skills. Let’s take a closer look at what self-regulation means for daycare kids and discuss how parents can play […]
Preparing Montessori daycare children for success is a significant responsibility for parents. The early years are crucial for a child’s development, and laying a strong foundation during this time sets the stage for future growth and achievements. By implementing effective strategies and providing a nurturing environment, parents can help their daycare children thrive. Establishing Routines […]
A strong sense of self-esteem can have a positive impact on many developmental traits in daycare. Self-esteem leads to a can-do attitude in children, and research indicates that positive self-feelings also contribute to better learning and development. Here are five developmental traits that benefit from a strong sense of self-esteem: Children with a strong sense […]
All Montessori daycare activities are intended to be educational in one way or another, but only authentic Montessori activities provide the full spectrum of interactive learning that is at the foundation of the Montessori Method. Montessori toys are different from ordinary playthings, with crucial characteristics that encourage learning and independent activity. Engaging Activities Authentic Montessori […]
Montessori daycare is where children should be introduced to the idea of writing, but the process begins even earlier, by developing the muscles and coordination necessary to grip and use a crayon or pencil. During the first few years, developing fine motor skills is a critical part of education, because those skills affect all other […]
The digital revolution has been underway for more than 20 years and today’s daycare children have no concept of a world where mass information is not readily available. However, as the use of technology and information services has increased, the dangers unlimited access to information can present have grown as well, and that makes it […]
Discovery bottles and Sensory bottles are containers that have things inside them. Clear bottles or jars are easier to see through, and you can use anything that fits as the object in the bottle. These 5 ideas for sensory bottles are great for daycare, with the added benefit of being a hands-on project for the older kids in the class.
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.