Is it that time already? The new academic year is around the corner, and we can’t wait to welcome our children back in the Montessori classroom!
To make the transition nice and smooth, here are the five back to school tips that we put together to help you and your child feel more confident and prepared when returning to school this fall.
1. Get Into a Routine
As adults, we often think of routine as something dull or boring. However, young children are different. Studies show that following a consistent routine in a daily life allows children to become more confident and independent. Routine also helps children improve their educational performance, stay more focused, have less stress and master self-control.
Make it a priority to set consistent times for your child’s eating, sleeping, working and playing activities. Avoid late nights and make sure your child gets proper rest each day, including on weekends.
2. Maintain Proper Diet
Dr. Maria Montessori’s education philosophy centers on guiding children to develop to their fullest potential. In her writings, she included proper nutrition as a key element on the student’s developmental path.
Before sending your child to school, make sure they have a healthy breakfast that includes protein and fruit. Avoid foods high in refined sugar that can lead to hyperactivity, difficulty to concentrate and other issues.
3. Create a Montessori-Friendly Home
Parents of the Montessori children often wonder how to organize their homes to bring Montessori philosophy into their environment. The good news is that you don’t need to redesign your entire house to achieve that goal. Just a few simple adjustments can do the trick. Check out these five simple ways to create a Montessori-friendly home for your child that we prepared for you.
4. Learn and Understand the Montessori Philosophy
Montessori schools offer children a unique educational opportunity that can bring many life-long benefits.
Dr. Montessori believed that a child’s brain develops most rapidly during the period between birth and six- years-old. No wonder, Montessori education is designed to make the most of this period, introducing new ideas and experiences to early learners that can carry with them through their future studies.
From multi-age classrooms to fostering independent learning and creating unique instructor-student relationships, Montessori programs are designed to raise confident, independent thinkers who are well prepared to succeed in tomorrow’s new world. Find out how Montessori educational experience at La Prima Casa can help benefit your child.
5. Read. Learn. Apply.
If you’d like to learn more about the Montessori Philosophy, understand the difference between a traditional and Montessori education, explore new Montessori at Home ideas, or better understand how to raise your child the Montessori way, we’ve put together a fantastic list of five Montessori books that you are guaranteed to enjoy and benefit from. Be sure to check them out!
Whether you are the parent of a returning student or are considering enrolling your child for the first time in a Montessori school, please be sure to call us at 305-854-8001 and schedule a tour. It will give you a chance to witness the Montessori philosophy in action and see why it is that our alumni consistently move on to Miami’s top schools and gifted programs!