August’s Montessori for the Home

~Teaching by role playing~ One of the most favorite things for a child to do is play dress up. Whether it may be a police officer, a chef, or even a princess; you will always find children pretending to be someone else. This is why role-playing is such an easy way to teach your children about … [Read more...]

Lifespan receives a score of 3 stars from Georgia’s Quality Rated program

Lifespan received a score of 3 stars (the highest honor) from Georgia's Quality Rated program in early July. This voluntary process is similar to what we experienced with accreditation by the National Association on the Education of Young Children (or NAEYC), but is determined by our state's … [Read more...]

July’s Montessori for the Home

~May Peace Prevail on Earth~ Conflicts between parent/child, peers and siblings, are a daily occurrence. These disagreements are a natural part of the human experience. Finding a consistently peaceful way to resolve them is no easy task, especially for younger children. As parents, we find … [Read more...]

June’s Montessori Principle in Action

~Clean Up Time~ Part of the Montessori method is to teach young children to respect their materials, and clean up after themselves. As a parent, it seems easier to just go behind your child and pick up their toys for them, but what life skill is this teaching them? Montessori strives to teach … [Read more...]

May’s Montessori Principle in Action

~Montessori at home with baby~ The Montessori philosophy, in a nutshell, is that children are more competent than we give them credit for. We must set up a prepared environment for them to accomplish tasks and challenge them with new tasks. Practicing Montessori techniques at home with your baby … [Read more...]

April’s Montessori Principle in Action

~The Importance of Sorting~ Children have a natural desire to make sense of their world, to create order in a world that seems largely out of their control. For that reason, sorting activities often attract children. In fact, many children will start sorting things without even being … [Read more...]

March’s Montessori Principle in Action

What makes an activity “Montessori?”  In order to create a Montessori environment at home, it is important to understand what makes a Montessori activity. There are many standards behind the beautiful work placed throughout the classroom. Utilizing these seven steps, your Montessori environment at … [Read more...]

February’s Montessori Principle in Action

Indoor activities for the cold weather Winter has definitely hit Georgia, and our little ones have to stay inside more days than not right now. Maria Montessori always emphasized the importance of children practicing their gross motor skills, but it is hard when most gross motor activities are … [Read more...]

January’s Montessori Principle in Action

Learning to read the Montessori way In a Montessori school, children are learning many different kinds of skills that are taught at an early age. They are being introduced to practical life lessons, such as using a dustpan and broom, mopping, using tongs and spoons. They are also shown geography, … [Read more...]

Lifespan receives Georgia SHAPE Award

The Governor's Childhood Obesity Initiative, Georgia SHAPE, has officially recognized Lifespan as a "Model Early Care and Learning Program in Nutrition and Physical Activity." We were chosen for this award because of our outstanding nutrition policies, breastfeeding support and physical activity … [Read more...]