October’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2019

~Creating an Ordered Environment ~ “Having a place for everything, on a child-friendly scale, encourages both independence and self-discipline. Children know where to find what they need, and where to put it when they’re done. An ordered environment also has fewer distractions, allowing … [Read more...]

September’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2019

~Sign language with your infant~ Why should you teach your infant sign language? The definition of sign language says, “Any means of communication through bodily movements, especially of the hands and arms, rather than through speech...” (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sign%20language) … [Read more...]

August’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2019

~Montessori Room for Toddlers~ Creating a space that helps your toddler feel freedom to choose what he or she likes, encourages independence, and provides a space that makes learning fun is what a Montessori classroom is all about. Why not make your child’s bedroom the same way? Below … [Read more...]

July’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2019

~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: 2019

~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: 2019

~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...]

November’s Montessori Principle in Action

~Montessori Themes at Home~ Living in the south typically means that autumn comes late for us. November is a time when we finally start to see the leaves change color and fall off the trees. Children love to play outside during this time of year. They collect fallen leaves, acorns and pinecones. … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]