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The Social Side

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How do we tend to the empathetic nature of children, the human desire to be in relationship with others, the important social education? Montessori is education of the Whole Child. Social interactions, development of independence, learning academics are not individual skills, but closely tied, and we work to support the growth in these areas simultaneously, […]

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Baby-Led Weaning

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Some of the greatest achievements in learning a child will make happen before even stepping foot in a classroom. The foundations of independence, walking, talking, feeding yourself, all happen in those first few years of life. We always say, parents are a child’s first teachers, and these things a parent is teaching their child cannot […]

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Observation is Learning

Podcasts

On our last podcast, we talked a little about how important observation is as a tool for adults in determining what a child is ready for, how we can help a child, when we should act, when we should wait and see. For adults, this is a skill, a tool, a muscle that must be […]

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Learning from Observation

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Observation is critical to our role as Montessori Guides. During training, we have lectures and extensive hours about observation. We learn how to observe. It is important for adults to continue honing this skill, to take time to observe every day, to observe the casual moment, to intentionally watch the classroom, or an individual child, […]

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Activities at Home

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We recently held conferences, which are always some of our favorite days. We love sharing how children are doing, all the success and progress we’ve seen in our time together, what we’re looking forward to coming next. Parents often ask us, what should I be doing at home? First, there is no “should!!” If things […]

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