October’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2017

~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 children to … [Read more...]

September’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2017

~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: 2017

~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 are some … [Read more...]

June’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2017

~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: 2017

~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: 2017

~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: 2017

~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: 2017

~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: 2017

~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...]

December’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2016

Montessori themes at home: Winter Conflicts Since the winter holidays are around the corner, children will be receiving a variety of gifts, candies and tokens from loved ones, such as teachers, family and friends. When there is more than one child involved, conflicts can occur. This is a good … [Read more...]