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 […]
The learning process must continue even when your Montessori preschool children are at home. The good news is that Montessori is a play-based learning system, so your kids will have fun while they are honing skills that range from coordination to academics and critical thinking. Fine Motor Skills Children begin learning fine motor skills as […]
California residents with children enrolled in Montessori preschool or daycare Can file for tax credits on both their state and federal tax returns. Note that these are credits, not deductions, and are applied to the amount you have actually paid in taxes on the federal level and school expenses on your California tax return. California […]
All parents with preschool kids know the need to find fun ways to support their children’s learning. Parents with children in a Montessori preschool have a special interest in engaging their children in active learning consistent with the school experience. If you are interested in fun ways to engage your child in learning while building […]