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150 Years: The Power of the Story, part 1

Every Montessori journey is a bit different. For some, it starts during childhood as a student. For others, we begin as adults, either in the role of a parent or educator. Sometimes the journey may seem brief, yet what we learn becomes woven into who we are. Other times, Montessori philosophy drives our life’s work.…
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150 Years: A Legacy to Celebrate

August 31 marked the 150th birthday of Dr. Maria Montessori. Throughout the upcoming school year we will be bringing you articles in celebration of this milestone, kicking it off with a month full of articles this September. First off, we would like to share a little bit about the woman herself, the course this remarkable…
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Books About Trees

It’s hard to imagine our world without trees. Silent and towering, they give us far more than we give them. Our children have a natural fascination with trees, from the time they are very young. This week we celebrate these magnificent plants with a list of books that we hope will inspire and cultivate awe…
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Supporting Your Child’s Emotions During Uncertain Times

As families we are currently faced with enormous challenges we very likely did not predict or expect. Your children are probably home from school, you are likely working from home, the streets are eerily silent, and grocery stores are weird places. We’re all a little on edge, but as you might imagine, this is a…
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Math Books for Children of All Ages!

In Montessori schools, children tend to really love math. It’s no wonder, with gorgeous materials created to appeal to their senses and developmental stages. While work with the materials is best left in the classroom, one fun way parents can support their children’s love of math is by reading to them about it. This month…
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Cultivating Resilience

We love books, and we know your children do, too. That’s why each month we bring you a fresh list of ten titles that center on different themes. This month we’re thinking about resilience. Teaching our children to stick with it when a task seems challenging is a lesson that takes years to impart. One…
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Helping Children Deal With Fear

Every child feels fear from time to time. Whether it’s about the monster under the bed or thinking about a scary story a friend told them, it can be tricky as a parent to know how to help our children through those moments. This week we share our thoughts on fear and what we can…
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10 Little Ways to Show Them You Love Them

We all tell our children we love them, and it’s so important that they hear it! Looking for some fun ways to mix it up and show them you love them? Check out our ten tips: 1. Keep some dry erase markers handy Dry erase markers work really well on glass surfaces such as windows…
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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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