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Academics in the Kitchen

Thoughts & Reflections

A question we’re asked so frequently is what can families do at home to support the work children are doing in the classroom. It’s such a natural one. We want to set our children up for success, we want to be involved in their education, and if there are areas we can support now to […]

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Resolving Conflicts in Montessori

Thoughts & Reflections

Communication is an important part of human interaction. Right from the beginning of civilization, humans were striving to communicate and language was developed as they discovered that they could communicate differently than other animals. Development of language is such a big leap in the evolution of humankind. Children learn to communicate with their primary caregivers […]

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Learning Problem-Solving

Thoughts & Reflections

Why don’t we always help? If we see a child struggling with something, it’s so natural to jump in and help, from a place of love or from a place of timeliness or from a place of frustration, it’s what we do. For a child’s earliest days, they needed us to do things for them, […]

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The Montessori Work Cycle

Thoughts & Reflections

“What did you work on?” is such a common question. We send photos home to share a child’s work, perhaps spur some conversation about a recent accomplishment or new favorite material, or oh that’s your friend Kevin! Looks like you’re having a great time! We focus so much on the work, we can sometimes gloss […]

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The Montessori Sensitive Periods

Thoughts & Reflections

Written by Sonia Khanvilkar The child beginning from birth onwards is striving for Independence. This child possesses a brain quite different than an adult. Dr. Montessori termed this brain an “Absorbent Mind.” Literally to the word, the mind of a child from birth to age six is absorbing everything in his surroundings. They are taking […]

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