How to Incorporate Montessori at Home Getting your children to focus at home can sometimes be challenging. Your child’s development is important, and finding new methods to help that development is essential. Realizing the full potential of your child at home can be difficult—you may need some extra help. That’s where the Montessori method comes […]
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A Montessori Approach to Anxiety in Children
A Montessori Approach to Anxiety in Children Managing Anxiety in Children We’ve all felt overwhelmed, panicked, overstimulated, or scared. It can be a lot for an adult to deal with, even more so for a child. There’s so much they’re still learning, and understanding how to cope with anxiety is hard. One of the 10 […]
10 Ways To Make Your Child Feel Empowered
Part of the core of Montessori education is providing a space for children to learn, explore, and grow in an open environment on their own. Maria Montessori believed that children only need to be guided in the right direction to unlock their learning potential and empower their decision-making. There are several healthy ways to empower […]
A Day in the Life: What’s It Like to Attend a Montessori School?
Choosing a school for your child is a difficult task, especially choosing a preschool, as it’s the first school they’re going to attend. You want your child to feel excited and passionate about learning, and hopefully, help them develop a love for school that will make education more of a joy than a chore. The […]
Montessori & Children With Learning Disabilities. Will This Be a Good Fit?
History of Montessori Maria Montessori, an Italian educator, physician, and scientist, as well as the first Italian woman to receive a medical degree, was the founder of the Montessori Method. She was passionate about helping people through beginning her work at a psychiatric clinic to eventually being invited to open a childcare center in a […]
What Can I Do at Home to Prepare My Child for Montessori School?
Make Montessori a Way of Life The Montessori method can have many benefits in the classroom, but did you know that you can apply many aspects of the Montessori method at home? By embracing the same principles in your home, you can create an environment that fosters continued learning and development. There are many great […]
The Problem with Labels
All parents share a primary goal: we want our children to be successful and lead fulfilling lives. As a society we have a very precise definition of what success looks like: Successful people are smart, attractive, friendly, strong, and creative. Since we want our children to be successful, we are inclined to attribute these desirable […]
The Hazards of Screentime
By: Mauren Stark Schmidt TV and computers changed how we interact with one another and the world around us. Now, in the age of smartphones and tablets, our children have constant access to knowledge and an endless flow of entertainment at their fingertips. Unfortunately, with so many devices at our children’s disposal, they have lost […]
Balancing “Setting Limits” with “Following the Child”: A Q&A with Cathie Perolman
On the surface the ides of “Following the Child” and “Setting Limits” might seem to be at odds, but in reality they go hand-in-hand when it comes to your child’s development. We sat down with Cathie Perolman, an experienced Montessori guide at the 3-6 level, to discuss how to balance these seemingly contradictory ideas. Question: […]
The Montessori Grandparent Way: Enjoy Some Science Inquiry Time Together
My annual weekend visit with my oldest granddaughter Blakely Jayne is one of the highlights of my year. At almost four she is cheerful, smart and highly inquisitive, and delights in learning about the world around her. Each year my son-in-law makes the long journey from Rochester, New York to Sarasota, Florida where I live. […]