Category: Primary

  1. The Reggio Emilia Approach: Hundred Languages of Childhood

    Have you ever heard of the Reggio Emilia approach to education? It’s a fascinating philosophy that sees children as incredible communicators, expressing themselves through a myriad of languages beyond just words. Rooted in the post-war era in the small Italian town of Reggio Emilia, this educational philosophy has garnered worldwide attention for its profound respect… Continue Reading »
  2. 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 »
  3. When Toys Take Over: The Trouble with Too Many Toys

    As parents, we want the best for our children and strive to make their childhood as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. This often translates into a surplus of toys as we are driven by the belief that a variety of toys will keep our children happy, occupied, and entertained. The toy industry is quick to… Continue Reading »
  4. 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 »
  5. 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 »
  6. The Importance of the Third Year

    Every year thousands of Montessori parents whose children are about to move up to kindergarten face a common dilemma: Do they allow their child to remain in a Montessori environment or do they transfer their children to a more traditional kindergarten program? Although there are plenty of issues that factor into this important decision, most… Continue Reading »
  7. 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 »
  8. 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 »
  9. What does “Follow the Child” Mean?

    If you are a parent interested in enrolling your child in a Montessori school, you will frequently come across the phrase “follow the child” in your research as it is a core tenet of the Montessori Method and the foundation of Dr. Montessori’s philosophy.   “Follow the child. They will show you what they need… Continue Reading »