Supporting Your Montessori Child

Punctuality

Punctuality is a highly regarded life skill and it is never too early for your child to learn that getting somewhere on time, without being rushed and flustered is a great way to start. A sense of order and punctuality is consistent with Montessori l ...

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Bursting the Montessori Bubble

Posted on March 13, 2015 by the full monte(ssori) “At what point do you burst the Montessori bubble?” a friend recently asked.  She has two young children in Montessori, but is considering enrolling them in a traditional private school after they fin ...

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Famous Montessori Students

(note that in the US and other countries the term “kindergarten” refers to primary schooling, not the early years as we associate the term with.   “[Montessori…]: the surest route to joining the creative elite, which are so overrepresented by th ...

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Grace and courtesy

http://www.howwemontessori.com/how-we-montessori/2015/04/grace-and-courtesy-montessori-at-home.html Grace and Courtesy Have you given much consideration to Grace and Courtesy lessons with your children? It’s a topic I haven’t written very ...

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What’s required for learning?

Some notes from the Liz Campbell presentation held last term. What’s required for learning? Stress, diet, sleep, general health and well being …. One effects the other and all effect learning. Stress and anxiety shut down attending centres. Can also ...

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Tips for Readers and Reading at Home

Tips for Readers and Reading at Home: Look at the pictures – Children need time to take in and enjoy the illustrations Ask “what do you think the story might be about?” (story prediction) Talk about the title, pictures, etc – give plenty of tim ...

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Turning Picky Into Practical

https://thefullmontessori.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/turning-picky-into-practical/ This morning, I pulled out a container with a few strawberries from the fridge.  I asked Zach if he’d like some with his breakfast and he said yes.  I told him I h ...

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Cross brain/body activities

Our latest session of Bluearth focused on cross brain/body activities.  It was absolutely fascinating watching the children.  While some completed the tasks with apparent ease, the majority of students found themselves perplexed as they struggled (bu ...

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Normalisation

What is Normalization? Montessori Perspectives Normalization “is the most important single result of our whole work.” ~Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind, (Chapter 19) The Montessori term of “normalisation” is a term that can cause confusion or une ...

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Floor Beds

Floor Bed Confidential by the full monte(ssori) It seems like there are two major complaints when it comes to using a floor bed: the baby rolls off while sleeping and/or the baby crawls off to explore the room instead of staying put and falling aslee ...

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