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Montessori Practical Life Activities

Watching a child grow is fascinating. The most ordinary, everyday routine things that we know without thinking and can do without trying, are for the child new discoveries and engaging, joyous challenges. Everyday practices such as preparing food, dressing oneself, cleaning, habitual courtesies, and more are for the child new, maybe daunting, exciting tasks that […]

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How does the Montessori method work?

There are two main principles governing the Montessori method. The first is that teachers (be they parents or Montessori directors) must respect children. The second is that children are born with an inherent, natural love of learning. With these two beliefs setting the tone, the Montessori method can be applied both in the homeschool and […]

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Why Choose Montessori For Your Child?

Our child’s education is a considerable priority for parents. Public school, private school, homeschooling. How do we sort through these options and make a quality determination that will instill habits and methods that will serve our children from childhood through adulthood?   In today’s crowded world of power struggle, the Montessori method serves as a […]

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Montessori Education – The Importance of Reading Aloud to Children

Reading to children – it’s probably one of the first things you began doing with your little one. But what about when children get older? Some parents may stop reading to older children, since they already know how to read. But did you know, there are many benefits to reading aloud to children of all […]

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Perfect Portions – a Healthy Lunch for Your Preschooler

A preschoolers lunch. Too big, too small or will they even eat it at all? Try some of these ideas to spark up your little one’s taste buds and make their lunch size perfectly portioned. Anything on a Stick Have a day where everything is on a stick. Skewers are the easiest thing since sliced […]

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The Spirited Child – Let Their Spirit Be Free

If you have to call it something, call it wildflower, call it earthy, call it maverick. Whatever, remember your child is a free spirit and needs your nurturing hand. Below are signs you are the parent of a nonconformist. Their perseverance perseveres, and keeps right on persevering. The spirited child wants what they want. And […]

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Positive Guidance Boundaries – Consistency and Follow Through

What is positive guidance? Some folks equate this to child-led rearing, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. It doesn’t mean happiness at all costs. The positive guidance philosophy recognizes that children actually learn when supported through conflict — not when protected from it. The aspect of positivity indicates a foundation in healthy adult-child […]

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Teaching Children How to Learn Grace and Courtesy the Montessori Way

Grace and courtesy, two attributes that some might say are sadly lacking in today’s chaotic world. And arguably so. As parents, grandparents and caregivers, it is our responsibility to ensure that children are taught how to be graceful and courteous to others. Teaching these characteristics affords the added benefits of learning kindness, friendliness, acceptance, and […]

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The Benefits of Spending One-On-One Time with Your Kids

Parenthood. It’s one of the most beautiful things you can experience. Day in and day out you are consumed by little hands, big imaginations, large emotions and the list goes on, right!? In the rush of daily life it is important for both parents and children to get quality one-on-one time with each other. Have […]

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How to Help Children Cope During a Difficult Time

When you think of childhood, the imagination goes to butterflies and rainbows. But that isn’t always the case. Childhood may not always be as carefree as we hope for our children. They may experience the pains of divorce or the loss of a loved one, or pet. When this type of situation occurs, it’s important […]

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