July’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2018

~Fun in the Sun~ Summer is the perfect time of year to get out of the house, soak up some vitamin D, and have a little water fun. Here is a round-up of 5 fun activities to keep your little one busy during the hot months of summer. Say no to bored and yes to fun! With a rain gutter or pvc pipe, … [Read more...]

June/July/August Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

Summer is in full swing in the Pre-Primary class and we are so excited to jump into some new topics! For the month of June, we have been exploring many of the unique and fun aspects of art. So far, we’ve discussed different forms of visual art and experimented with various mediums. In the coming … [Read more...]

June/July/August Greetings from the Infant Class

The last three months were filled with so many fun lessons and new experiences. Getting acquainted with dinosaurs, gardening, and farm life came with a lot of firsts for our class, and it was such a blast to have our wonderful parents participating as well! Our annual Egg Hunt and Lifespan's … [Read more...]

June/July/August Greetings from the Primary Class

In June, we will be exploring Art together, introducing work that examines different artistic movements, famous artists, and their techniques. In July, we will begin stamping our passports as we explore new countries and continents. We will dive deeper into our Montessori Puzzle Maps and learn … [Read more...]

June’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2018

~Learning Colors at Home~ Children start to learn colors between the ages of 18 months and 3 years, according to Michigan State University. First, they learn to match like colors, and then they learn to point to specific named colors. Finally, they can point to and name colors on their own. With … [Read more...]

May’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2018

~Gardening with your Little One~ Maria Montessori encouraged young children to be as independent as possible. This meant teaching them how to dress themselves, how to clean up spills, how to mop and dust, and even how to prepare food. In a Montessori classroom, the food preparation area is one of … [Read more...]

April’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2018

~Gardening with your Little One~ Creating a garden with your child is a fun way to get some fresh air while making a beautiful and safe place for your child to explore. Toddlers love to plant their own seeds and watch them grow! Making sure you pick out the right flowers to plant is the most … [Read more...]

March’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2018

~Singing Helps~  “Singing encourages a child to express their emotions and sharpens their ability to communicate while exercising lip and tongue movement. But one of the biggest benefits of singing is the repeated use of the memory muscle. Learning a piece of information attached to a tune … [Read more...]

February’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2018

~Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?~ Many children go through their days sleep-deprived. When children do not get enough sleep their actions can be wrongly classified as “behavior problems.” Due to lack of sleep, they may have trouble controlling their emotions. This happens because the part of … [Read more...]

January’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2018

~Indoor Play Activities~ “Toddlers thrive when they can run around outdoors and play. According to KidsHealth.org, toddlers between the ages of 12 and 36 months need a minimum of 30 minutes of structured physical activity and a minimum of 60 minutes of free play each day. When cold weather strikes, … [Read more...]