Baan Dek

Happy Birthday, Maria

Thoughts & Reflections

Happy Birthday Maria! We have a present for you. It’s a promise. A promise to seek deeper understanding, to set higher goals for ourselves, to make this the Best Year Yet. To truly Follow the Child. To observe what a child is showing us, and to respond with empathy, understanding, and hope. To see the […]

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Motivation through Mastery

Podcasts

Montessori is the education of the Whole Child. That is, not simply academics, but helping children grow internal skills and qualities which aid them not just in school, but in life. Trends in Education are emphasizing the benefits of Early Childhood Education, and Individualized Education, two fundamental aspects of the Montessori Philosophy. We don’t wait […]

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We’re Never Done

Thoughts & Reflections

It’s the week before school begins here at Baan Dek, and we’re spending this time in Inservice. It’s truly one of our favorite weeks of the year. We spend all Summer getting ready for it. Immediately after, we reflect on what could be improved for next year. You see, the Montessori Classroom is called a […]

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DIY Montessori Sorting Tray

Montessori Activities

Recently I went out thrifting and found this Mancala board for $2. Mancala is available at any store with a board game section. It is also a cheap and common find at thrift stores. Originally purchased for a fun game, I opened the game up and saw, to my delight, two sorting trays.  Simple, inexpensive, and […]

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Parenting Instructions

Thoughts & Reflections

We put together a few of our top tips to make parenting a bit easier. What to do when… … your child won’t get dressed. Breathe. …yesterday’s favorite meal is today’s arch enemy. Breathe. … those first words finally, suddenly, joyfully emerge. Breathe. What to do when… …the fever won’t break. The teeth won’t come […]

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