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7 Ways to Encourage Independence

You probably know that encouraging independence is a hallmark of Montessori education and parenting. The best way to teach our children to do things for themselves is to create supportive structures in which they can gradually depend on us less and less. You may be wondering exactly how to do this, and we are here…
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A Book List for Budding Botanists

Where would we be without plants? Botany is a major area of study in the Montessori curriculum, and children everywhere are fascinated by the magic of seeds, flowers, and growing plant life. Interested in finding some books to support this learning? Check out these ten titles and let us know what you think! The Tiny…
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How to Support the Work of Your Child’s Montessori School

A fresh new school year comes with lots of excitement, and often lots of questions from new and returning families alike. One of the most frequent questions we receive is, “How can we support Montessori education at home?” First of all, we love this question! We know that even busy families want to do what…
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Back to School!

And just like that, summer is drawing to a close. School is right around the corner, and we’re here to give you some tips and tricks to get the kids (and yourselves) ready! Supplies Now is a great time to start gathering school supplies if you haven’t already started. Take into consideration your child’s age…
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Those Who Create: an Artistic Booklist

Does your child have a passion for art? Would you like to cultivate creativity? Do you admire those who have made our world a more beautiful place? No matter your reason, if you would like to read about the lives of famous artists, we have curated a book list just for you. As always, we…
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Engaged or Bored? How to Tell What Your Child is Feeling at School

A familiar scenario: your child comes home from school, and you, the interested parent, eagerly ask them how their day was and what they did. While some children will happily relay the day’s events, most shrug and say, “Good” without offering any details. Don’t worry – this is totally normal and related to their fatigue…
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The Secrets to Successful Toy Rotation

Have you ever walked into your child’s bedroom or playroom, taken a look at the state of affairs, and quietly backed out to temporarily avoid dealing with the chaos within? We know the feeling. In this post we will share tips and tricks to help you take a Montessori approach when it comes to your…
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Creating Family Rituals

Think back to your own fond childhood memories. What sticks out the most? For many people, it’s the little things that leave the biggest impressions. Perhaps it was the cookies you made together every Christmas, or staying up late to watch that special movie that only came on once a year, or maybe even the…
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Montessori: Not Just for Children

Montessori is a method of education that was created with children’s development in mind. Educators honor each individual child and make every attempt to create an environment in which they may learn and grow with as much independence as possible. In recent decades, many people are recognizing that the basic ideals might support all people…
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Books to Love the Earth

Our planet is a beautiful, magical place. As our children move through their young lives at a different pace and with different eyes than we have as adults, they often remind us to notice all the small and special things. Whether it be a ladybug on their bedroom wall or the way leaves make shadows…
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