Start the new school year

How to Prepare Your Child for a New School Year at a Montessori School

La Prima CasaEducation

As the summer days begin to wane, the anticipation of a new school year lingers in the air. As a parent of a young child attending a Montessori school, you may feel this transition is both exciting and nerve-wracking.  Montessori education is all about fostering independence, curiosity, and a love for learning. So, how can you best support your little …

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Are Montessori Elementary Students Ahead of the Curve?

La Prima CasaEducation

Elementary children (6-12 years old) are highly social and group oriented. The most important developments that occur at this stage of life are social, emotional and intellectual.  New Research Shows Montessori Elementary Students May Be Ahead of the Curve in Intellectual and Social Development Montessori Elementary students may actually be ahead of the curve in intellectual and social development, new …

Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

Hand-Made Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

La Prima CasaCelebrations, Home Learning

Mother’s Day is the perfect time for children to use their learned skills to create memorable gifts for their moms. A hand-made gift from her little one is on top of every mom’s gift list – whether it’s the father helping with the crafts or a set time for crafts with mom on Mother’s Day. After all, what can be …

earth day activities for kids

Montessori Earth Day Activities for Kids

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Coming up on April 22, Earth Day is an excellent opportunity to get young children excited about our Planet and inspire them to take action in protecting it. Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. It was first celebrated in spring 1970 as a way to force environmental issues onto the national agenda. Montessori embraces …

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How to Celebrate Easter the Montessori Way

La Prima CasaCelebrations, Home Learning

With Easter right around the corner, here are some ‘eggcelent ideas’ on how to bring Montessori into your home with fun educational activities: For Toddlers: Egg Dying and Decorating Egg Dying and Decorating is a fantastic and fun opportunity for Toddlers to work on their hand-eye coordination and focus of movement. It’s also a perfect activity to reinforce the names …

Montessori Gift Ideas You Can Make At Home

La Prima CasaCelebrations, Education, Home Learning

As the Festive season is upon us, this week we would like to share a few of our Montessori gift ideas that are easy to follow and will bring lots of fun for all. Holiday Season is the perfect time to practice Montessori principals at home. Making homemade holiday gifts with your children teaches them something that store-bought gifts can’t: time …

Montessori Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Montessori Inspired Pumpkin Carving

La Prima CasaCelebrations, 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 …

Montessori flower arranging

Montessori Flower Arranging For Toddlers

La Prima CasaEducation, 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 …

Back to school letters

5 Back To School Tips For Your Montessori Child

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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 CasaCelebrations, 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 …