One visit to a Montessori elementary school is all you would need to see how different the environment is from traditional public school learning. Developed by scientific observation, the Montessori Method was built on the way that children were observed to behave in a natural environment that wasn’t strictly proscribed. The 5 primary points of […]
4 Winter Activities to Keep your Private Kindergarten Student Engaged
Winter is a great time for private kindergarten children to have fun with some winter-themed indoor activities. There will still be days for outdoor activities, including learning about the properties of snow and ice, but the worst of winter weather is an invitation to do some fun activities in a more comfortable environment. From making […]
Is It Better to Start Early Education in an Authentic Montessori Environment?
Because of the way that Montessori works, the earlier you can get your child into private preschool, the more it will benefit her. This is backed up by over a century of research, which shows us again and again that hands-on, self-directed learning is as effective as it is intuitive. To show why Montessori should […]
Is Montessori Better Than Traditional Education For Kids With Learning Challenges?
When Maria Montessori began formulating the Montessori Method, she had been given the task of teaching preschool-aged children who had either been institutionalized or labeled as “unteachable.” She watched how children interacted in a natural, unstructured setting, and used her scientific observations to create the famous prepared environment and her unique methods for helping children […]
4 Reasons Why Your Child’s Self Esteem is Crucial for Development
No one becomes great by believing they will fail. Success requires us to have faith in our abilities, and the same thing holds true for Montessori elementary school students. As you will see here, self-esteem is crucial for developing a variety of childhood development goals, from building muscle tone and becoming better coordinated to learning […]
4 Benefits of Teaching Self-Regulation to Kindergarten Students
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 […]
Pool Safety Tips for your Preschooler
It looks like another scorching summer is in the works, so making time for some pool fun probably sounds like a great idea. The disturbing truth is that around 70 children accidentally drown each year, and nearly all of them could have been avoided. Preschoolers naturally expect the adults to keep them safe from all dangers, […]