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Learning Social Skills

Thoughts & Reflections

Montessori is founded on an idea that happy children are successful learners. It’s education of the Whole Child; not just focusing on academics but also on internal skills, like tenacity and problem-solving, and interpersonal skills, like patience and responsibility. It’s a bit of circular logic, though, as each of these aspects serves the other, benefits […]

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Every Day Matters

Thoughts & Reflections

Montessori is unique among many early childhood settings in the emphasis on consistency. Montessori schools often offer, if not require, five days a week, even for very young children. Some schools offer part time, whether that be in the form of part of each day, or a selection of days throughout the week but, in […]

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Parenting Extremes

Thoughts & Reflections

Parenting is full of extremes. No one could possibly feel as much love as I feel for this child in this moment. There’s no way I could feel more love, more pride, more joy, and then a sibling comes along, and my heart is even more full. There is no child more beautiful, more funny, […]

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5 Tips to Bring Montessori Home

Thoughts & Reflections

Families want to be supportive of their children’s development. We all get the same 24 hours in the day, so whether our work is unpaid as a primary caregiver or takes us outside the home for most of the day and many special occasions, between chores and school and sleep and the zillion other unnameable […]

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Observation: A Method for Seeing Each Child

Thoughts & Reflections

Observation : Really Seeing Each Child Observation is a valuable tool that grants deeper understanding of the activities, behaviors, and personalities of children within a Montessori classroom. Because the Montessori method is so individualized in its aim to cater to the unique needs and talents of each respective child, staff members work hard to know […]

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