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 […]
Are Montessori Preschool Activities Better than Ordinary Toys?
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 […]
What Is The Relationship Between Developing Fine Motor Skills and Handwriting?
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 […]
4 Important Ways to Protect Your Kids Online
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 […]
Top 5 Sensory Bottle Ideas for Montessori Daycare Children
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.
Is Lego Math a Good Way to Teach Math in Daycare?
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.