It’s spring and the season for bugs! We have a little guy in our class this year who is going to be over the moon about this unit. We call him the bug whisperer. Come back next week to check out photos of our Fine Motor and Art shelves filled with buggy activities. Our oh-so-very […]
Working in the kitchen is so rewarding. Our children love helping in the kitchen and preparing food. The children have responsibilities to help with chores in the kitchen like unpacking the dishwasher and setting the table and find much pride in preparing their own food.
“The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence.” – Dr Maria Montessori One of the things that distinguishes Montessori from more classical educational approaches is the way children are encouraged to learn by touching, feeling and doing. In traditional learning environments, children sit at desks and listen to a teacher. In contrast, Montessori children are encouraged […]
This week I was talking with 3 separate sets of parents about frustrations in the home. In discussions with these parents a common theme emerged. Many parents want their children to do as they say, but not as they do. Parents want to live a rushed life without anyone telling them to “slow down”. They […]
One of the rules to be followed in a Montessori classroom is “Never interrupt the work of a fellow“. When we interrupt the work of a child or an adult, we are sending the message that what they are doing is not valuable, or at least not as valuable as the reason that leads […]
1. Make Sure the Child is Getting Enough Sleep: Most people don’t realize how much sleep babies and children need to support their growth and development. According to WebMD, children from 1 to 12 months need 14 to 15 hours of sleep, while 1-3 year olds need 12 – 14 hours and 3-6 year olds need […]