Monday, July 22, 2019

Manners and Your Toddler

If you have ever taken a tour of a Montessori elementary school, you were probably impressed by the behavior of the children as they quietly went about their different tasks. The secret is that the Montessori method puts more emphasis on communication and social interdependence, teaching children how to communicate in ways that are acceptable both in the classroom and in the community at large.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Teaching Children to be Big Helpers

One of the key learning outcomes of Montessori pre-school and elementary schools is the independence children gain. Through Montessori education, children are encouraged to become self-taught learners and autonomously pursue their curiosity. A secondary outcome of this cultivated independence is that children get to learn how to be big helpers as a result of feeling confident and capable. Read on to learn three ways the Montessori method teaches children to be helpers by using the right tools, encouraging skill exchange, and practicing care for the environment.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Summer Tips For Parents With Kids Who Get Bored Easily

In the Montessori elementary school, a child’s display of boredom is often a lack of ideas for fun activities. The intent is there but the child is having difficulty processing options to arrive at something to occupy his time and mind, and the same is true of the summertime blues. Interjecting some ideas and guidance will help keep the boredom at bay and encourage your child to be more active and keep his mind busy during those hot summer days.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Helping Your Child Read at Home

One of the most important things you can do to help your Montessori preschool student is to help nurture a love of reading. Children who learn to read at an early age tend to do well in other school-related subjects, show greater creativity and problem-solving skills, and find it easier to communicate in social settings. Following a few simple tips will give your child a headstart at school and unlock a universe of concepts to be discovered.