Friday, July 30, 2021

5 Top Tips for Learning the Alphabet in Daycare

Felt alphabet letters of different colors laid out on a black background.

Daycare is the ideal time for children to begin learning the basics of reading and writing. Starting by learning the alphabet and continuing through discovering how the alphabet can be rearranged to make an endless variety of words, each step logically follows the one before it and offer many opportunities for hands-on activities that encourage learning and help develop other important skills.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Building Fine Motor Skills in Your Montessori Preschooler

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 Fine motor skills are what allow us to move our fingers in small motions. We use them to tie our shoelaces, zip our jeans, style our hair, and do just about anything. As with any skill, your child can only develop their motor skills in practice. A great place for your child to do so is in a dynamic, ever changing environment, such as that offered by your local Montessori preschool in Chatsworth.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

How Can I Teach the Alphabet to Montessori Preschool Kids?

 As preschool kids are beginning to learn the alphabet, you can introduce word games and repetitive activities to reinforce their learning and help them learn to read and write. Through hands-on, play-based activities, they will master the alphabet and develop a strong vocabulary.

Monday, June 21, 2021

3 Ways to Expand your Preschool Child's Potential with Active Outdoor Time

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In addition to getting fresh air and making lots of noise, preschool children benefit from outside time in a variety of ways. Maria Montessori recognized the importance of time spent as close to nature as possible, and that is even more true in today’s world of sprawling cities and concrete parking lots. Children learn best when they have opportunities to get outside, even if only for a short time every day.

How Do Discovery Bottles Benefit Montessori Daycare Children?

Jar full of coarse salt. Montessori daycare.
Discovery bottles are an important facet of the Montessori daycare. They allow children to engage in play-based learning for many topics without the messiness that might be associated with the same items used in different ways.

Monday, June 7, 2021

3 Fun Summer Snacks for Your Preschooler to Enjoy

3 Fun Summer Snacks for Your Preschooler to Enjoy - Montessori preschool in Winnetka - Valor Montessori Prep


Surprise your child on their summer vacation with these fun summer snacks that are as healthy as they are creative. They’re also perfect for family gatherings and BBQs hosted by families from your child’s Montessori preschool in Winnetka. You can give these recipes a touch of the Montessori method by having your child get their hands busy with preparation.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

How Are Montessori Teacher Roles Different Than Traditional Schools?

Private Kindergarten
Authentic Montessori private kindergartens are built around the observations and methods first introduced by Maria Montessori. Montessori teachers, commonly referred to as guides, are certified in the Montessori Method, a unique, hands-on approach to education. To illustrate, it is a good idea to understand how Montessori teacher roles differ from traditional educator roles.