The Montessori educational method is a child-centered approach that emphasizes hands-on learning, independent exploration, and individualized instruction in private kindergarten. Traditional education, on the other hand, is teacher-centered and typically follows a structured curriculum. Here are five big differences between a Montessori private kindergarten and traditional education. Montessori kindergartens are designed to be open and […]
Self-regulation is difficult for very young children, but most kids have developed enough to begin learning the importance of self-regulation by the time they enter private kindergarten. Prior to that age, their brains have not yet developed the skills and critical thinking abilities for self-regulation. Once they have, the benefits are numerous and include things […]
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.
Not only is reading over the summer break a good way to keep children occupied, it also helps them retain information they learned during the school year. Reading stimulates the brain and aids in vocabulary retention and comprehension. Studies have shown that children who do not remain engaged in learning over the summer months may […]
Dr. Maria Montessori developed the Montessori Method of education. It was her goal to center the educational approach of teaching the young based on scientific observation of a child from birth to adulthood. This approach has now had more than 100 years of success. Dr. Montessori’s approach was to view your child as an eager […]