Montessori Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Montessori Inspired Pumpkin Carving

La Prima Casa Celebrations, Home Learning

Pumpkin carving combines Practical Life, Science, Math and Art skills that can support Montessori lessons at home for children of all ages. And let’s face it… it’s a FUN activity to enjoy with your child, as a family! One way we help educate the “whole child” in a Montessori school is by making lessons relevant to the children’s real world …

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Montessori Flower Arranging For Toddlers

La Prima Casa Education, Outdoor Learning

How To Bring Montessori Into Your Home With Flower Arranging. Bringing Montessori into your home doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. With just a little preparation, you can easily practice Montessori principles with your child at home every day. Doing so will be an invaluable bridge that will ease your young student’s transition back to school and reinforce what …

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5 Back To School Tips For Your Montessori Child

La Prima Casa Education

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 …

cultural diversity at LPC Montessori School

Supporting Cultural Diversity In The Montessori Classroom

La Prima Casa Celebrations, Education, Life Skills

At La Prima Casa we take great pride in supporting cultural diversity and peace education in the Montessori classroom. When Dr. Maria Montessori opened her first school, one of her goals was to foster peace and international understanding. The best way to do that was through education, she thoughtfully concluded. “This is education, understood as a help to life; an …

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How To Celebrate Earth Day The Montessori Way

La Prima Casa Celebrations

Earth Day, recognized yearly on April 22 as the commemoration of the modern environmental movement, shares many strong connections to the Montessori educational philosophy. Dr. Maria Montessori believed that experiences in nature are a fundamental part of the education process. “There is no description, no image in any book that is capable of replacing the sight of real trees, and …

Gardening class at La Prima Casa

How Montessori Gardening Helps Child Development

La Prima Casa Outdoor Learning, Pets

At La Prima Casa Montessori, we incorporate gardening into our curriculum. Students enjoy participating in the planting, pruning and harvesting in our very own beautiful school garden. Dr. Maria Montessori considered the outdoor environment an extension of the indoor classroom. She believed that being in nature and interacting with it is crucial for the child’s physical and emotional development. “The …

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How a Montessori Education Fosters Social and Emotional Development

La Prima Casa Life Skills

School education is often focused on improving the child’s cognitive abilities. But often overlooked, although just as important, is social development and building emotional intelligence. Studies show that early emotional development helps influence cognitive functions like problem solving and making memories. In fact, a study by the College and Career Readiness and Success Center found that social and emotional intelligence …

Routines Help in Educational Development

The Montessori Habit: How Routines Help in Educational Development

La Prima Casa Education, Home Learning, Life Skills, Wellbeing

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 improve children’s educational performance by giving them a sense of “what comes next.” When children know their routine, they will often …

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How to Encourage Creative Development In Your Child The Montessori Way

La Prima Casa Education, Home Learning, Life Skills

Unlike traditional schools, the Montessori method takes a different approach to creativity. By placing a premium on hands-on experience, self-instructed learning, critical thinking and analysis, the Montessori philosophy encourages creative development. It’s hard to overstate the importance of creativity. Creative thinking is an invaluable skill that helps both imagine original ideas or solutions and move beyond barriers when it comes …

Enrolling In A Montessori School

Why Enrolling In A Montessori School Is Right For Your Child

La Prima Casa Education

Montessori schools offer children a unique educational opportunity that can bring many long-term benefits. From 6 months old up to the age of 9, Montessori programs are designed to raise confident, independent thinkers who are well prepared to succeed in tomorrow’s new world. Here is how Montessori educational experience, including the programs at La Prima Casa, can help benefit your …