Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Keeping your preschool kids entertained all summer long can be daunting for most parents. This is why when Montessori Preschool Winnetka closes for the summer holidays, most parents start stressing about how they will keep the kids occupied. Luckily, summer doesn't have to be a dreadful period where you're always plotting how to ditch or get rid of the young ones. With a little planning and creativity, you can make the holidays fun and memorable for both you and your preschool children. With this in mind, here is an at-home guide featuring fun and educational activities for you and your kids to take part in during the summer holiday!
Sunday, June 21, 2020
When choosing between a private kindergarten and a public school, look for the option which provides the most opportunity for your child. Because they are focused on the children rather than a set curriculum, private schools are popular with students and teachers alike.
Friday, June 12, 2020
The idea that children are not born knowing how to socially interact is at the core of the Montessori daycare approach to Grace and Courtesy. Similarly, children learn more readily by taking part in play-based activities that are chosen for their educational value. Here are some activities you can do with your child at home that reinforce good manners and acceptable social behavior.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Reading enhances a child’s imagination and expands their understanding of the world. You and your preschooler can continue to explore the ideas they learn in their classroom by reading together. Using the Montessori philosophy’s Five Great Lessons as your guide, you can find many excellent and award-winning books to feed your child’s curiosity. The following is a list of what the Montessori Preschool Chatsworth recommends for encouraging a love of reading at home.
Sunday, May 24, 2020
An authentic Montessori daycare takes a different approach to early education. Instead of constant repetition, the Montessori classroom bustles with kids involved in various activities. Everything is centered around the children, from the child-sized bookshelves to the pictures hanging on the walls, including the encouraging approach to education.
Monday, May 18, 2020
Montessori private kindergarten assessment tools are not what you see in traditional schools. Montessori education is focused on teaching children how to learn rather than memorizing information, and that changes how assessments are used. Where a traditional assessment is typically done using group testing and grading, Montessori students are constantly being observed and their individual curriculums altered to suit their needs.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Spring is one of the best times to explore the outdoors with your kids. Montessori Preschool Winnetka encourages parents to engage their kids in activities that promote creativity, hands-on learning, and collaborative play. These include anything from sensory play to planting a garden, drawing art, and spending time studying animals and plants. When the weather is gloomy or rainy, there are numerous indoor activities that can keep your kids occupied. With this in mind, here are ten Montessori-inspired spring activities you can do at home with your kids!
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
All children have a natural love for learning, and Montessori preschools focus on that to motivate learning. Children begin as a clean slate with endless questions about the world around them, and that immediate interest can be built on to reinforce their love of learning. These tips should help you get your child motivated, and keep her that way.
Monday, April 13, 2020
Even during Montessori preschool interruptions like we are seeing today, it is important that toddlers continue learning and developing everything from fine motor skills to social interaction. Teaching young children to use appropriate behavior takes time and effort but the benefits of doing so are immeasurable.
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Montessori preschool expenses are eligible for a credit in California, and the Internal Revenue Service has provisions for credits on your federal returns under the Child and Dependent Care Credit. Combined, these two credits may save you up to $12,000 in preschool related costs as well as before and after school care as well.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Ethical behavior and social manners are essential life skills that will enhance the social, personal, and emotional development of your preschooler. Adopting good habits helps children get along with others and fit into society healthily and productively. One's behavior can determine their future success too! Therefore, as a parent, it's crucial to start modeling good habits in your kids at a young age. In Montessori Preschool Winnetka, your child will learn valuable social skills to help shape their behavior. However, beyond this, you need to enforce the same at home as well. With this in mind, here are five tips to help you promote positive behavior in your children!
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Maria Montessori believed that the natural world should be part of a Montessori preschool child’s education. Because Earth Day is an excellent opportunity to teach children about our environment and how to care for it. Earth Day activities use nature to make language, science, and math come to life for small children.
Sunday, February 16, 2020
How are you celebrating St Patrick's Day with your preschoolers this year? If you haven't planned, now would be a great time to start! On St Patrick's Day, everyone wears green, restaurants serve Irish foods, kids indulge in sweets, and adults enjoy pints of beer at their local pub. In the spirit of Montessori, this is an excellent time to engage in activities that help kids embrace the Irish culture while appreciating diversity in the classroom. With this in mind, here are the top seven fun and educative St Patrick's Day activities that your kid can engage in, both at home and in Montessori Preschool Winnetka!
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Switching to daylight savings time can be a traumatic experience for Montessori preschool children. They have had months to adjust to standard time and the sudden change can disrupt their circadian rhythms, leading to sleeplessness, increased stress, and other undesirable effects. These tips will help your child adjust to the change more gradually, making the time change easier to cope with.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Instilling morals and values is one of the focuses of Montessori elementary school education. Children are guided towards appropriate responses to situations, proper social interaction and the importance of honesty and integrity. The process begins in preschool, but it is a continuous process that continues throughout elementary school.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
For Montessori preschool parents, Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to explore different crafting activities while also practicing multiple developmental skills. No matter the age of your preschooler, Valentine crafts are a fun way to practice hand-eye coordination, prewriting skills, and creativity - and you don’t need a lot of materials to create something beautiful.
Friday, January 17, 2020
Before you choose a Montessori preschool for your children, it is a good idea to visit the school, talk with the staff, and observe how the classrooms work. Write down a list of your own questions to ask, including those listed here, and watch how the children and staff interact while you are at the school.
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Montessori preschools have learned how important sleep is by experience. Children can become irritable or restless when they are tired, and research shows that well-rested children learn better. Even though Maria Montessori did not set guidelines for sleep, she made it clear that meeting the needs of young children is a priority for early education.