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The Absorbent Mind

The Absorbent Mind is one of the fundamental discoveries that underlie the philosophy of a Montessori education. Dr. Marie Montessori recognized the concept during her extensive observation of active...
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The Four Planes of Development

The brilliant Dr. Maria Montessori, founder of the Montessori Method, did not proscribe her psychological, developmental, or education studies to early childhood. She observed the growth of children...
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Sensitive Periods in Montessori

The brilliant Dr. Maria Montessori noticed very quickly that children pass through phases of “sensitivity” when they are concentrating on mastering one particular skill. Recognizing the...
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Human Needs and Tendencies in Montessori

Dr. Maria Montessori spent a lifetime observing children in the classroom, using empirical observation to develop a teaching method that takes advantage of a child’s innate human needs and...
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Benefits of teaching my child a second language

These days, more and more preschools and elementary schools are introducing a second language to their students. Educators have long understood the benefits of early immersion, but do you? What are...
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What age is best for swim lessons?

Maybe you have a pool in your backyard, or you live near a lake or river, and you’re concerned about the risks involved for a quick, adventuresome toddler. Maybe you just love water sports,...
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Halloween Activities in Austin

The candy and the decorations have been out in the stores since August, and now the spooky month has finally arrived! Halloween is every kid’s favorite holiday, and Austin sure has a lot to...
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Snacks To Help Inflammation In Kids

When your child is sneezing from allergies or wheezing from asthma, he or she is experiencing the excessive response of their immune system to common stimuli, which is the root cause of inflammation....
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Fall Activities in Austin For Kids

Finally fall is here! The scorching heat of the Texas summer is passed, and the mercury has dropped below eighty degrees. You can shut off the air conditioning and open the windows at night, letting...
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My Son Cries Before School. What Can I Do?

Perhaps this scene plays out every weekday morning. You’re getting ready to bring your child to school. You’ve cut the crusts off his sandwich and put it in his lunch. You’ve helped...
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