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Tips for Parents of Montessori Students that Support the Philosophy


If you’re a Montessori parent, you’ve probably been told that your child’s education continues even outside of the classroom. Whether you’re looking to supplement your child’s Montessori education or simply keep the philosophy alive after they graduate, these tips will help ensure that your kid keeps growing according to Maria Montessori’s vision for childhood. 1)  […]

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Importance of Staying with Montessori K-12 and Its Effect on the Student


Most Montessori schools only take students of preschool and kindergarten ages. Because of this, it’s no surprise that many parents aren’t aware that you can also send your children to a Montessori institution that offers K-12 classes. The Montessori method is a great choice for students of all ages and can make for an excellent […]

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Comparing the Montessori Method to Traditional Education


Many new Montessori parents often ask what the difference is between the Montessori method and a more traditional classroom environment. The Montessori method is unique because it relies on a science-focused and child-friendly educational philosophy that can’t be found at other institutions. Classroom Population One of the first things that many parents and students notice […]

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4 Things to Consider When Picking a Local Montessori School


Sending your child to Montessori school is a great step for their education. However, choosing the right Montessori school is important, especially if you want your child to have good results. Here are a few ways in which you can make sure that you pick the right place for your child to spend their preschool […]

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Understanding the Importance of Social-Emotional Skills


From managing stress to interacting well with friends, social-emotional skills are an important part of cognitive development. As a parent, it’s important to recognize that structured social-emotional learning will dramatically help your child’s education and personal growth. What Are the Essential Social-Emotional Skills? The term “social-emotional skills” refers to any behavior that allows a child […]

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Learning the Steps to Practicing the Montessori Method at Home


Whether you’re homeschooling your children or simply trying to improve their educational opportunities, there are many good reasons to include the Montessori method in your at-home routine. Dr. Montessori created an educational philosophy; once you understand its tenants, it’s easy to start practicing the Montessori method at any point in your child’s life. Step One: […]

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How the Planes of Development Affect a Child


Dr. Montessori was a talented psychologist with a strong focus on childhood development. One of her main theories, called the Planes of Development, suggested that the way a student learns will change as they get older to represent their changing capabilities and priorities. The First Plane: Physical Independence Most Montessori schools are focused on the […]

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Developing the Art of Conversation for Children


Some children are chatterboxes who start talking as soon as they understand the meaning of words. However, many small children struggle to find their voice, especially if they are the youngest member of a large family. As a Montessori parent, you can use the following tips to help your child develop their conversational skills. Start […]

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Tips for Teaching Children Self-Motivation


As any parent knows, trying to motivate children can feel like an uphill battle. From getting dressed in the morning to bedtime rituals, many kids learn to resist their daily chores. Self-motivation isn’t something that comes naturally to most children. Adults need to show kids that working hard has both short and long-term benefits. Motivated […]

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Teaching Children Eight Social Skills That Last a Lifetime


Kids with great social skills do better in life. They are more likely to do well in school and at their jobs and have better interpersonal relationships. You can begin teaching your child the following eight social skills now to help them throughout their life. 1. Cooperation All children and adults need to know how […]

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