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Choosing the Right Montessori Environment

Choosing the Right Montessori Environment

Not all Montessori schools are alike. I know, it seems like an obvious statement but there are numerous ways that a Montessori school can differ, and each of those things may determine whether it is a quality program that meets your expectations and the needs of your child, or a program that simply uses materials […]

Practical Life: An Area of Purpose

Practical Life: An Area of Purpose

In every Montessori Classroom, there is an area that sparks the magic of learning.  This area, gives children the opportunity to develop fundamental skills that lay the foundation for all learning that is to come.  This area is called Practical Life. It ignites concentration, which is the real purpose of this hands-on area. I have […]

Five Big Mistakes to Avoid with Montessori at Home

Five Big Mistakes to Avoid with Montessori at Home

If you are reading this you have probably decided to start practicing Montessori at home. First, I must say, congratulations! You have made an excellent choice for you and your toddler! Secondly, I want to warn you of a few problems new mamas in the Montessori world stumble upon. Like I mentioned above there are […]

Five Ways Montessori Made Me a Better Father

Five Ways Montessori Made Me a Better Father

We know that Montessori methods offer young children the very best start in life. But could learning more about the Montessori approach be of benefit to parents too? Here are five ways Montessori made me a better Dad. Time I try to give my children the gift of time and I don’t really mean me […]

How to Make a Vegetable Garden for Kids

How to Make a Vegetable Garden for Kids

Children love dirt! Gardening is a perfect excuse to get dirty! Gardening is one of the major parts of Practical Life activities children learn to master in the Montessori environment. In addition to presenting amazing health benefits, gardening allows children to be engaged in the process that does not produce an immediate result. This teaches children to […]

Preparing Your Child for Changes

Preparing Your Child for Changes

  Children need to be prepared for changes ahead to make them feel secure. Children thrive on routine and on knowing what is happening next. During times of change, a little extra attention will go a long way in helping children deal with stress. Plan an hour or a half hour each week where your child has your undivided attention. […]