From the time your daughter enters daycare through her preschool years, she will be learning based on the 5 core principles of the Montessori Method. Every child deserves the same respect granted to someone else, young children are eager to learn and try new things, children learn specific things at similar stages, each child performs […]
What Can I Do To Help My Montessori Infant Care Son Learn About Cultural Diversity?
Introducing cultural diversity in a Montessori infant care program makes a lot of sense because small children have not learned to be biased toward cultures or races. Preserving that natural belief that “people are people” makes it easier for children to embrace and learn from cultural diversity throughout their lives. Where We Come From Montessori […]
Indoor Science Activities: Fun with your Preschooler!
It is never too soon for your children to start learning how science works. Preschoolers may require a little help and a lot of supervision when they perform simple science experiments, but watching their efforts produce visible results is a great way to get them interested. The experiments described here require common household ingredients, a little time, […]
Fall Back: Safety Tips for Evening Activities
As the days get shorter, children will be engaged in more evening and nighttime activities. Halloween, for example, will see children roaming neighborhoods and attending festivals by the thousands. For parents, the primary goal is to make sure their kids have a good time and make it home safely when the day is done. Safety in Numbers Children are […]
Summer Reading: Books for Kindergartners
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 […]
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers
St. Patrick’s Day is a great time of year for holiday craft projects. Preschoolers and teachers alike enjoy the shamrock green, the funny hats, and leprechaun lore. It’s an exciting holiday to celebrate spring coming and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! To help celebrate St. Patrick’s, here are three craft projects for […]
Cold day? Fun Indoor Preschool Games!
Despite all your winter clothing, hats, mittens, and boots, some days are just too cold to be outdoors. Spending another cold day indoors may leave your preschooler feeling restless. Interacting with different indoor preschool games will help chase away the boredoms. Fun Indoor Games for Your Preschooler Fun preschool games are a great way to spend a […]
Montessori Kindergarten: What you can Expect your Child will Learn
As kids approach their fifth or sixth birthday, they transition into a new academic phase. For most, this phase is either Montessori kindergarten or a more traditional pre-K program. Because the Montessori philosophy revolves around meeting individual children’s needs, it’s a fantastic choice for kindergarteners, who deserve to be fully prepared for the years ahead. However, you […]
Indoor Games to Play with your Preschooler on a Rainy Day
.Being stuck indoors on a rainy day does not need to be boring. Use rainy days as a way to spend quality time with your preschooler. Interacting with your child with age appropriate games is both a learning opportunity and a fun time. Bottle Bowling Bottle Bowling is a fun, indoor game. Clear an […]
STEM Activities for 2 1/2 Years to 12 Years
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, an educational plan which encourages learning the scientific process. The concept behind STEM is to interest children in science and math earlier, motivating them to pursue these fields during secondary education. Preschool: Basics of Math and Science Babies are born with the scientific process at their […]
The Montessori Method for your Preschooler to Kindergartner
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 […]
Teaching Your Kids to how to be Internet Safe & Savvy
The internet is full of information that kids can use to write reports and to learn new things. It can also be very dangerous. If your children don’t know how to use the internet safely, you cannot be sure who they are really talking to. Predators often pose as children to gain a child’s trust […]