Did you know there is a way to increase your children’s vocabulary by tens of thousands of words, help them to become better listeners, allow them to express themselves more civilly, convey feelings of parental understanding, ensure they have higher nutrition levels, reduce their stress, and make them less likely to smoke … [Read more...]
Montessori at Home
Bringing Montessori principles into your home is a valuable bridge to what your child learns at school.
By P. Donohue Shortridge A violent or terrible event has happened in the world and you may wonder how to talk to your children about it. Here are some suggestions, first for those under six years old, and then for children 6-12: For Children Under 6 years old: Young children are especially sensitive to … [Read more...]
Maria Montessori believed young children have a deep sense of dignity and want to do the right thing. You can use Montessori techniques to teach your child how to do the right thing. Here are some Montessori principles you can use at home to teach manners. Emphasize practical life activities to help your child … [Read more...]
Spring is in full swing: The buds on the trees have opened, birds are chirping, and children are eager to go outside and get muddy. Unless, that is, they are like the fourth-grader author Richard Louv spoke to for his book “Last Child in the Woods.” “I like to play indoors better ’cause that’s where all the electrical … [Read more...]
One of the most helpful qualities your child can have for any type of school experience is the ability to concentrate. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do at home to help your young child develop concentration. Here are 5 ways to help your child develop concentration: Prepare a Montessori-friendly home. Give … [Read more...]