Category: Montessori Teacher

  1. Understanding Self-Regulation From A Montessori Perspective

    Parenting is a journey filled with milestones, challenges, and the continuous quest to nurture children into confident, independent, and responsible individuals who can navigate life with confidence and resilience. The Montessori approach places a strong emphasis on self-regulation as a key component in a child’s holistic development. In this blog, we’ll explore what self-regulation means… Continue Reading »
  2. Unlocking the Magic of Montessori: Why Writing Comes Before Reading

    Have you walked into a Montessori classroom and observed children more focused on writing than reading? Have you also wondered why your child’s Montessori classroom focuses on writing before reading? If yes, you’re not alone. One of the distinctive features of the Montessori pedagogy is its emphasis on writing as the precursor to reading. Why,… Continue Reading »
  3. Fostering Grace and Courtesy in the Montessori Classroom

    As parents, we all want the best for our children. We want them to excel academically, but we also strive to raise them as kind, considerate, and well-mannered individuals. Montessori education has long been admired for its unique approach to nurturing children’s character, especially through the principles of “Grace and Courtesy.” In this blog, we… Continue Reading »
  4. How Montessori Develops Leaders

    Dr. Maria Montessori, the creator of the Montessori Method, is renowned for her method of education.  While her visionary philosophy was based upon her observations of children over a 100 years ago, her approach is still applicable and relevant today. Montessori helps young children develop strong academic, emotional, and leadership skills by giving them opportunities for… Continue Reading »
  5. Potty Training the Montessori Way

    Does potty training scare you to death? You are not alone! The thought of trying to get your busy toddler to sit still for any length of time let alone on a toilet to complete his “business” can be daunting and stressful at the very least! It’s probably a good bet that “potty training my toddler” is one… Continue Reading »
  6. What is Normalization? A Montessori Perspective

    If you are a new parent to Montessori, the term “normalization” may seem scary and confusing.  You may ask yourself, “Isn’t my child normal already?”  Rest assured, normalization in no way implies that your child is not normal!  Rather, it is an ongoing process of learning.                  … Continue Reading »
  7. Three Tenets of Montessori Education

    The Montessori Method is considered one of the main alternatives to teacher-directed traditional preschool education. Ask any parent of a child immersed in Montessori whether they too wished to have grown up with Montessori, you will likely hear many parents answer with an emphatic, “Yes!” One such parent said, “If I had a time machine, I… Continue Reading »
  8. Top 5 Differences Between Montessori and Traditional Education

    Providing a strong base for lifelong learning is essential to a child’s future success.  Studies show that children are more successful in school and beyond when given a strong foundation in the earliest years of their lives.  The Montessori philosophy centers around helping children develop cognitive, social, and physical abilities to help build this foundation. Villa Montessori Stone… Continue Reading »
  9. Independence and the Montessori Child

    “The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” — Dr. Maria Montessori You may already know that Montessori educators value and encourage independence even at the youngest of ages.  Why do we believe that independence is so important?  It’s simple really – the development of independence leads… Continue Reading »