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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What are the Benefits of Practical Life Activities?

What are the benefits of Practical Life activities? Recently, I posted an article on a social media site that I had written on how to set up a dishwashing station for a child. Today, I want to address the benefits of Practical Life Activities. While, most of the feedback I received on my dishwashing station …

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How to Set Up a Dishwashing Station for Your Child

The benefits of setting up a dishwashing station for your child From the ages of 0-3, Montessori is all about Practical Life Activities. These activities not only foster independence and teach life skills, but they encourage the development of a child’s concentration and attention span. A dishwashing station for your child is a wonderful Practical …

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Why does Montessori Teach Writing Before Reading?

Why does Montessori teach writing before reading? Some might find it strange, maybe even counter-intuitive that Montessori teaches writing before reading. I mean, isn’t writing the more difficult of the two skills? So, why does Montessori teach writing before reading? Let me give you another way to think about this. Writing is like speaking Maria …

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Nurturing a Child’s Musical Interest The Montessori Way

Nurturing a child’s musical interests the Montessori way Dr. Montessori had clear thoughts on the importance of music in children’s lives. She believed that nurturing a child’s musical interests was as key to their development as anything academic. “There should be music in the child’s environment, just as there does exist in the child’s environment …

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The Zero Game: A Montessori Math Activity

How Montessori teaches the concept of zero: The Zero Game Montessori math activities focus on associating quantities with their corresponding numbers. This is where the Zero Game comes into play. The progression goes like this: Children first work with quantities, then move onto the symbols, and finally come to understand the association between the two. …

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