The first day of Montessori preschool will be a larger deal to your child than you. If this is their first time in a school environment, they’ll likely feel anxious. To ease their anxiety, help them become familiar with their new school, teachers, and classmates before the first day.
In addition to the obvious benefits of fresh air and sunlight, getting preschool children out of doors and into nature helps them develop a variety of other skills. A walk in the yard or local park easily transforms into a hands-on classroom with the tools to teach children intellectually and physically.
Math is everywhere, and we all perform math throughout our day, even preschool children who are just learning how math works. Introducing small kids to early math skills makes it easier for them to apply math skills as they get older. As they grow, they’ll have more need for math in everyday life, and every advantage matters.
Once your child turns three-years old, they become eligible for most early learning programs, including Montessori preschool. Preschool isn’t required in America, but it’s a valuable experience that prepares children for formal education while building self-confidence and social skills.
You’ve likely heard of Calendar Time, a common preschool activity where each day, teachers ask students about the days, weeks, and months. “What was yesterday? What’s today? What’s tomorrow?” As old as the practice is, it doesn’t have a lasting effect on young children because they can’t conceptualize that time is sequential. More impactful is […]
The Holiday season is a perfect time to teach Montessori preschool children about the diversity and cultural heritage of the world. Exploring cultural traditions and participating in family traditions alike offer ample opportunity to learn about the many holidays being celebrated during the season.
Christmas recipes are all about the shapes. You don’t really need recipes to delight your preschooler with holiday-themed snacks and treats, because the trick is to shape your food into Christmas symbols. It’s still useful to have recipes as examples and inspiration, so here are four quick and creative snacks that will delight your child […]
An important lesson for preschool students to learn is that math is a part of everyday life. Examples of how we use math in practical life begin in the kitchen, at the store, and in just about everything we do. Incorporating practical math applications at an early age prepares children to use math regularly as […]
The Montessori approach to play is different from those of play-based preschools. Montessori play is rooted in reality because Dr. Maria Montessori, the founder of the Montessori method, discovered that children prefer real things over the pretend. For example, if a child is given two choices: play pretend cook or play real cook, they’ll choose […]
A Montessori preschool stands apart from others. Child-sized furniture can be found in traditional preschools, but not the child-centric arrangement of everything from the rugs on the floor to the pictures on the walls. Similarly, Montessori activities, known as work stations, are in a class by themselves. Designed to stimulate the muscles, challenge the mind, […]
Your Montessori preschoool is the first step in understanding and correcting your child’s behavior. Additionally, taking heed of some important tips from professionals in education and social behavior will give you insightful information to implement at home. Focus On Good Behavior Obviously, some negative behaviors must be addressed immediately, but others should be ignored. Reprimanding […]
Once you have decided that Montessori is the path for your child, picking the best Montessori preschool is the next step. Factors that you should keep in mind when choosing include whether the school uses authentic Montessori, how many children are in a classroom, and how well you and your child “connect” to the school […]
During these times of enhanced home studies, you can set up Montessori preschool inspired workspaces at home to teach academic and practical life skills. Most of us don’t have the room or resources to create all 5 primary study areas, so start small and add more as room and skills allow. Creating Order and Stability […]
Montessori preschool children are just as capable of learning at home as they are at school. Science subjects are easy to display and exciting for small kids, and there are plenty of things around the house to make science a fun activity. As a starting point, here are a few home science activities to get […]