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Raising Children with Courage, Confidence, and Resilience—the Montessori Way

Building courage, confidence, and resilience in children is integral to the Montessori method. Is your preschooler the carefree child who rushes fearlessly onto any new playground? Or is your child more timid, preferring to hang back and watch for a while before trying unfamiliar activities or making new friends? Promoting young children’s courage, confidence, and…

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How to Tell If Your Preschooler Is Learning (and Support Children’s Learning)

As the parent of a preschooler, you’ve gone to great lengths to keep the past year as “normal” as possible for your child. Still, you may wonder if—and how much—the disruptions of the pandemic have impacted your preschooler’s learning. This article aims to answer Montessori parents’ questions about how to support children’s learning at home…

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Digital Technology for Preschoolers: A Montessori Approach

As families continue to stay home together, we’ve prepared some tips about technology for preschoolers. The Montessori approach, as you know, is based on connecting the young child with the real world. But real experiences are severely limited during this unprecedented time. So how can screen time for children support Montessori education? More importantly, how…

May at Home: Keeping Children Engaged with Stay-at-Home Montessori Activities

Are you running out of ideas to keep your preschooler happily and productively engaged in stay-at-home Montessori? As this quarantine period stretches longer, we’ve compiled some additional Montessori activities for stay-at-home (in case you missed it, we shared other Montessori at home activities in our previous article). Some of these experiences grow organically out of…

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Why Self-Directed Learning in Preschool Matters

Things have been eerily quiet these past few days since the announcement of our school’s temporary closure due to COVID-19. We hope your family is finding solace in each other’s company and that everyone is staying safe and healthy. We’re here to share our Montessori resources and wisdom until we get to see you again…

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Nature-Based Learning at Montessori Center School

As families attempt to balance modern life with healthy habits, nature-based learning and education for young children has become a fast-growing trend. The number of nature preschools in the United States has grown exponentially in recent years in response to parents’ concerns about lack of exercise and too much screen time. Montessori Center School is…