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Tips for Finding a Good Montessori School in Austin


Entrusting your child and their well-being to an academic institution is a big deal, so it’s important that both you and your child feel comfortable with the Montessori program that you choose. It should be like your child’s home away from home—a place that they look forward to attending each day. There are plenty of […]

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Six Ways to Keep Your Kid Reading on the Weekends


Kids are busier than ever these days. Some of them have schedules that involve after-school activities, and many of them have weekend extracurriculars. With all of this time spent doing other things—is there still time for kids to read on the weekends?   The answer is always yes. And if it feels like there isn’t […]

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Developing Their Best: How Multi-Age Classrooms Give Children Room to Grow


While on a tour of a Montessori school, the first thing that sticks out for many people is the wide age range of children within a single classroom. This is a common sight in Montessori schools all over the nation, and it’s a style of learning that coincides with our philosophy and education style.   […]

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Things New Parents Enjoy Learning about a Montessori Education


The Montessori method is a style of education that is based on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural and unique development. It was developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori in the year 1907, and her philosophy is centered around the fact that every child has immense potential and that […]

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Let Your Children Teach You the Things They Love to Learn


Learning with your family is a great way for you to bond with your children. Family literacy is one of the many ways that you can celebrate what it means to read and learn together and, in the end, make your lives more fulfilling. In many cases, the parents will be the ones who teach […]

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Simple Ways to Encourage the Creative Artist in Every Child


Many parents want to expose their children to a wide range of activities and interests at a young age, which is why they introduce them to art. What form of art depends on where your child gravitates—whether they’re interested in dance, music, painting, or something else that calls to them. Some parents direct their children […]

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How Kindergarten Preps Kids for School and Why They Love It So Much


In the United States, about four million kids attend kindergarten every year. And while the curriculum taught in each kindergarten class will vary depending on the region, the school, and whether the child is headed to a public or private school, the importance of kindergarten can’t be overstated.   Now more than ever, kindergarten is […]

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Fun and Easy Ways to Expand Your Child’s Vocabulary Skills


Before a child learns to read, they should have a good foundation of basic vocabulary, including the knowledge of what the words mean. It may sound like an intimidating task to teach your child all sorts of words, but there are plenty of easy, fun ways that you can build your youngster’s vocabulary and introduce […]

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Three Reasons Montessori Parents Know They’ve Made the Right Choice


It’s the goal of every parent to find the right educational program for their children. Early learning experiences have a huge impact on a child’s development and their future learning endeavors—and because parents know this, they gravitate toward the Montessori philosophy and practice. Montessori has thrived around the globe for over a century. With this […]

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How Kindergarten Preps Kids for School and Why They Love It So Much


Every year, about 4 million children attend kindergarten across the United States. The curriculum that’s taught in a kindergarten classroom will depend on whether the children in that classroom are headed to a private or public school. The curriculum also depends on the region; some parts of the country place more emphasis on reading and […]

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