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10 Cooking Activities For Toddlers Inspired By Books

Cooking activities for toddlers is an important Practical Life activity in Montessori. However, cooking is a great learning activity for any child. It teaches math skills, patience, following directions, fine motor skills, problem-solving, helps with speech/language, and builds confidence, just to name a few. It may even help a picky eater try new foods. Cooking …

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10 Ways to Implement a Montessori Parenting Style

Montessori is not just for the classroom anymore. It is absolutely possible to bring a Montessori parenting style into your home. In this article, you will find 10 ways you can incorporate Montessori into your parenting. From respect to discipline, learn how you can spread the seeds of Montessori into the world by raising your …

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The Montessori Learning Tower: Why You Need One and Which Is The Best

If you have heard of Montessori, you have likely heard about the Montessori learning tower. This very neat furniture item is a mainstay in many Montessori homes. Why should you get one, though? When should you get a learning tower? What is the best brand of learning tower? What about safety? There are so many …

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Tips for Implementing Montessori When You Are On a Budget

With the price of Montessori education being what it is, many parents and caregivers are choosing to implement Montessori techniques in their homes. Is it possible to do Montessori on a budget, though? In this article, you will learn about the how to bring the heart of Montessori into your home. On any budget. You …

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How Montessori Promotes Creativity in Children

In this article you will learn why creativity is important and how Montessori encourages creative development. By the end of the article, you will have a better understanding of how Montessori classroom areas and Montessori materials promote creativity instead of stifling it, which is a common misconception. Why creativity is important Definition of creativity from …

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Natural and Logical Consequences: What’s the Difference and Which One is Montessori-aligned?

Behavior and discipline are very common topics of debate among parents. There are a number of techniques and methods that parents can choose from implementing discipline in their homes, however the two most gentle and Montessori-aligned methods are known as logical consequences and natural consequences. In this article, you will learn what both logical and …

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40+ Music and Movement Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

In this article, you will learn what music and movement activities are and why they are important for a child’s development. You will also get more than 40 fun music and movement ideas to implement during circle time in your classroom or in your home. Learning is fun for toddlers and preschool children – especially …

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What are the Qualities of a Good Montessori Teacher?

In this article, you will learn about the qualities of a good Montessori teacher. You will also learn a bit about what Montessori teachers do in Montessori classrooms and how you can support your child’s Montessori guides. Whether you are giving thought to enrolling your child in a Montessori preschool program, you are wanting to …

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Setting Up a Paper Tearing Activity the Montessori Way

In this article, you will learn why some children enjoy tearing paper, the benefits of paper tearing activities, and how to set up a Montessori-aligned paper tearing activity. Whether your child’s desire to rip paper is a schematic need (transformation schema), a sensory need, or a need for connection with you, setting up a paper …

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Practical Life: Montessori Water Pouring Activity

In this article, you will learn what a Montessori water pouring activity is, what the benefits are to this Montessori Practical Life Activity are, and how to introduce this Practical Life lesson. What is a Montessori water pouring activity? “Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself,reflects in his …

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