Private kindergarten children are reaching the developmental phase when they are able to apply empathy and consideration for others. They are honing skills like sharing and developing social skills such as diplomacy and patience. These things take practice, and providing them with ample opportunity through activities that involve sharing is an important part of the […]
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 […]
Children begin learning the alphabet as part of the regular curriculum in a Montessori daycare, just as they do in a traditional daycare setting. The difference in Montessori is that the alphabet is taught differently, and children learn it in a progressive learning strategy that develops other language skills in the process. Here is a […]
Montessori daycare students learn with hands-on activities that they can touch, taste, smell, hear, and see. The Montessori Method combines tactile stimulation with academic, physical, and mental activities to help children develop appropriately in all ways. These hands-on activities should give you a better idea of how and why hands-on learning works. Sorting Blocks Learning […]
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.
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 […]
Your child’s motor development can be divided into two major areas: gross motor skills and fine motor skills. Gross motor skills involve the use of large muscles in their arms, legs, and torso. Fine motor skills involve the use of the smaller muscles in the hands. Though both skills develop naturally as your child explores their surroundings, you can further encourage them at home and your local Montessori daycare.
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 […]