Category: Toddlers

  1. Discipline the Montessori Way

    The article below was first published in Tomorrow’s Child online magazine and is a perfect explanation of how discipline is handled in a Montessori environment.  Villa Montessori Stone Ridge provides our students with an authentic Montessori experience that follows the teachings and observations of Dr. Maria Montessori, which are brilliantly described here.  Enjoy the article! Montessori Discipline: Developing Inner Discipline… Continue Reading »
  2. Four Parenting Strategies to Better Connect With Your Child

    Let’s face it, parenting is hard and can be challenging at times.  Whether your child is already enrolled as a student at Villa Montessori Preschool, or you are thinking about joining our community, we want to help you bring Montessori home by offering you some helpful parenting tips.   At Villa Montessori Preschool, we strive to follow… Continue Reading »
  3. Cultural Studies

    For the past several months, we have taken an in-depth look at the areas that comprise the Montessori classroom.  Our final area to discuss is Cultural Studies.  The Montessori cultural studies curriculum provides opportunities for children to explore the larger world.  Students learn about the people, terrain and animals of each continent as part of a rich exploration of… Continue Reading »
  4. Understanding the Montessori Method: Learning Through Senses

    Understanding the Montessori Method:  Learning Through Senses Dr. Maria Montessori believed that children have “sensitive periods” for learning.  She observed that the first six years of children’s lives are directed by their absorbent minds.  Learning is never-ending and begins at birth.  As newborns, we immediately start to explore our environment through our senses and begin to learn about our… Continue Reading »
  5. How is your curriculum and daily schedule structured?

    Montessori & Reggio are very free flowing curriculums in that the children’s day moves based on their interests. Outside of meal, recess and rest times, the day moves based on children’s selections of materials.  
  6. Villa Montessori Offers Reggio-Inspired Program

    Hands-on Projects are Creative, Collaborative and Arts and Music Focused  In addition to its authentic Montessori curriculum, Villa Montessori is proud to offer an enriching Reggio-inspired program to enrolled students who are preschool age through sixth grade. Reggio offers a more hands-on, exploratory approach to learning, and focusses on S.T.E.A.M., in particular art and music… Continue Reading »
  7. How to Help Your Toddler Communicate

    It’s hard being a toddler. During these precious months, your little one is in full-swing, learning, growing, and gaining some independence. You’ve probably heard that children learn the most during their first three years of life. We call that extraordinary period of time the phase of “the absorbent mind.” The Montessori method of education takes… Continue Reading »