Thursday, October 31, 2019
Montessori preschool teachers do not spend most of their day lecturing and writing on a blackboard the way they do in public schools. Instead, she moves around the classroom, spending time with each child independently, and guides each one along their unique path to education.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
At the heart of Montessori pre-school is the practice of hands-on learning. When you walk into a classroom, you will find children spread throughout the room - at mats on the floor, in small groups at tables, or tending to the classroom pets and plants - all actively engaged in learning. This approach to education acknowledges that children learn best when they can use all their senses and when teachers create an environment that sparks curiosity and encourages exploration. Where traditional classrooms might rely on telling children what they need to know, Montessori schools focus on showing and doing for authentic learning.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
You know that nutritious foods are the right choice for your child, but in a world full of fast and convenience foods, it can be a challenge to get your child to eat healthy snacks. Why would your kids want to eat carrots and apples when they can choose candy bars and potato chips? But packaged snacks are often full of added sugars, refined flour, saturated fat, salt, and artificial ingredients. Fortunately, there are plenty of snack options that are both healthy and delicious. Here are a few treats for Montessori Preschool in Winnetka.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
The world opens up for Montessori elementary school children, and the discovery does not have to end in the classroom. While there are few websites designed specifically for Montessori students, there are quite a few excellent educational sites which include Montessori-style play-based learning.
Monday, October 7, 2019
While there may be some discussion about the value of preschool in general, there is very little serious doubt about what it has to offer. Instead, the detractors focus on things like less one-to-one interaction with teachers, being rushed through assignments, or even questions about learning too early in life. None of these arguments against preschool apply to Montessori preschool, which often fares better on “basic” education tests than public preschool students.