Outdoor activity is a lot of fun, but weather and other factors mean that some days are limited to what can be done inside. The good news is that there are plenty of preschool-appropriate games to play that help early childhood development while offering hours of engaging activity. Memory Games Memory games are a great […]
4 Engaging Math Activities Perfect for Preschool
Children are never too young to begin learning math concepts. Sorting and counting can begin even before children enter preschool, and will help develop the use of hands and fingers in the process. But children are exposed to math concepts like addition and subtraction early in life as well, and practicing with math-based activities help […]
3 Ways That Using Scissors Benefit Preschool Children
A pair of scissors may not seem like a candidate for a great developmental tool, but they provide Montessori preschool children with an opportunity to hone a variety of skills that are vital to early childhood development. To show how well-suited they are to the purpose, we will take a brief look at some important […]
How Do Play-Based Activities Benefit the Children Who Use Them?
A Montessori preschool is focused on the total development of children. Toward that end, it uses play-based, hands-on activities that mimic or otherwise engage children in tasks and goals. These activities often overlap in developmental benefits and are designed to be self-correcting in nature so that children know immediately whether they have reached the correct […]
4 Advantages of Having a Mixed Age Group in Montessori Schools
One of the hallmarks of a Montessori preschool is its use of mixed-age classes. Maria Montessori observed how younger children and older ones in the same developmental phase interacted and recognized that the idea offered some distinct advantages in teaching. Here are 4 of the most important advantages, and why they work. Mimic Natural Order […]
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 […]
Learning with a Butterfly Habitat
If you love the idea of hands-on learning experiences for your child, butterfly habitats are some of the best options available. Reading about butterflies and their lifecycles in a book is fun, but seeing it all first-hand is a great learning experience. Your child will not only have a fuller appreciation for these beautiful creatures, but will also learn […]