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Realistic Parenting

When we become parents, we get to experience a range of human instincts we had never imagined previously. We understand on a deep, primal level that we are responsible for the safe and successful growth of our child as they move toward maturity. This is no small task, and sometimes just the thought of what…
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Book List: Spread the Love

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what could be better than a book list that’s all about love? No matter your child’s age, we hope you will enjoy these sweet titles. Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse, illustrated by Barbara Lavallee This beautiful book is about the unconditional love a mother…
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Raising a Reader

Over the years, study after study has proven the importance of emphasizing reading in the lives of young children. The benefits are numerous and varied, and you can learn about just a few of them here. You have no doubt heard the advice before, but here are four simple steps to raising your child as…
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5 Fun Ways to Bring the Outdoors Indoors

It’s no surprise that we tend to spend more time indoors during the winter than we do during the warmer months. While your kids may have a blast playing outside some of the time, they will inevitably get cold at some point and need to come inside. The good news is that doesn’t mean their…
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Cozy Books for Chilly Days (a winter book list)

The warmth of the holiday season has passed, and the short days and long, cold evenings of winter are upon us. What better time to cuddle up with your kids and read a good book? This month we share some titles that highlight the beauty of the winter season. As always, we think borrowing books…
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Montessori Basics: The Language Curriculum

Have you ever wondered how Montessori guides teach children about language? Parents are often astounded when they observe children learning to read at a young age in our schools. What’s the secret? There’s no secret – we’re happy to share our methods! Read on to learn more about our approach, how we align our teaching…
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Work or Play? A Peek Inside the Montessori Classroom

You know Montessori classrooms are different than most. You’ve heard the rumors: children run around doing whatever they please. It’s all play and no work. Or perhaps you’ve heard the opposite: our structures are so rigid we stifle creativity and natural childhood behavior. What’s it really like? This post will give you some idea of…
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New Year’s Eve can be a really fun night for adults and kids alike. There’s something special about a fresh start and finding ways to celebrate as a family has the potential to establish traditions and make memories. Whether you already have plans or not, read on for some fun facts and ideas! Go out…
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7 Little Ways to Create a Montessori Home Environment

Many families of young children are turning to Montessori methods when it comes to parenting. After all, it’s one approach that honors the child as an autonomous being and gives them the respect they are due. But how can we make space for our children in our homes without the place becoming one giant toy…
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It’s Okay to Set Limits

As parents today we are bombarded with advice, ideas, suggestions, and rules on how to be the best parents we can be for our children. Some change is good; emerging research tells us more and more about human development and how our brains work, and making progress as a society is always a good thing.…
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