July’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2020

~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, a … [Read more...]

June’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2020

~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: 2020

~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: 2020

~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...]

Spring Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

What an incredible winter we’ve had together! I’m so excited for what the spring will bring (: Over the past few months we have explored art, learned about space, and talked about black history. We have also celebrated the New Year, Chinese New Year, and Valentine’s Day. I want to thank you all for … [Read more...]

Spring Greetings from the Infant Class

What a wonderful Winter we have had together! We even got a little bit of snow--how special was that? We loved learning about holiday traditions around the world and discussing the appreciation of art in all forms. Working together to make cranberry sauce, celebrating Kwanzaa, and creating Japanese … [Read more...]

Spring Greetings from the Primary Class

What a full and fun winter we've enjoyed! I have so much to share with you about all the fun we're going to have in spring. The biggest news is that we will be shifting to our Spring/Summer schedule beginning in March. The goal of this shift in schedule is to maximize our time outdoors because being … [Read more...]

March’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2020

~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: 2020

~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 the … [Read more...]

January’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2020

~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...]