Montessori Learning

Montessori learning is a hands-on approach that involves all of a child’s senses. Activities and materials designed by Dr. Maria Montessori can be adapted for use in the home and lessons and can be implemented by parents and caregivers.

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How to Have a Montessori Birthday Celebration

As an educational philosophy focused on collaborative play, hands-on learning, and self-directed activity, Montessori classrooms have a simple and unique way of celebrating children’s birthdays. In fact, the Montessori celebration of life is far from the birthday traditions we’re used to see or do each year. Below you can learn more about the Montessori birthday …

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The Pros and Cons of Montessori Education

Finding the perfect school for your child can be a stressful task. There are many things to consider. Looking over this list of pros and cons of Montessori will help you make an informed decision about your child’s education. One of the biggest questions you may ask yourself is, “Will this school prepare my child …

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Stereognostic Sense in Montessori: Definition and Activities

This important sense, which is usually taken for granted, can be a powerful tool for blind people throughout their lives. In order to help facilitate stereognostic sense in Montessori education and other settings for children with disabilities, it’s important that educators understand not only how stereognostic sense works but also its importance in everyday life. …

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20 Montessori Water Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Young children enjoy activities that involve water. Fortunately, there are so many fun Montessori water activities to choose from. The activities below can be presented as shelf work, in a casual way throughout the day, or on a sensory table. (This post contains affiliate links. Purchasing from these links costs you nothing extra, but sends …

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Planting a Butterfly Garden: An Outdoor Activity for Kids

In this article, you will learn about butterfly gardens and find out how to plan a butterfly garden planting activity for your kids. You will also get recommendations on child size supplies to help your little one along in planting a butterfly garden. Spring and Summer are great seasons to get outside, enjoy the warm …

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Children’s Cookbooks: 8 Top Picks for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Cooking is a wonderful Practical Life activity and choosing some great children’s cookbooks is the next logical step after you’ve purchased a learning tower and some wonderful child size kitchen utensils. Choosing great children’s cookbooks is no easy task, though. Many cookbooks geared for toddlers and preschoolers have recipes that are either too complex or …

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Children’s Cooking Utensils: Master List of Montessori Cooking Tools

If you are looking to get started with Montessori in your home, there is no better place than Practical Life activities right in your kitchen. Before you get started, though, you are going to need some children’s cooking utensils. You may be wondering why small size cooking utensils are preferable over the ones you have …

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1:1 Correspondence in Montessori Math: Explanation and Activity Ideas

In your quest to learn about how Montessori teaches math, you will come across many terms with which you may not be familiar. One of those terms may be something called 1:1 correspondence. In this article, you will learn the basics of how Montessori math is taught, what one-to-one correspondence is, how Montessori uses it, …

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20 Montessori Outdoor Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Now that Spring is here, you may be looking for some fun Montessori outdoor activities. If you’re participating in the 1000 hours outside maybe you’re finding it hard to engage your children outside. As Sue discussed in her last post, outdoor play is crucial in a child’s development. (Read more here). So, it’s important to …

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