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Get Moving: Exercise and Movement As Part of Montessori’s Whole Child Education Approach

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As a visionary in so many ways, Dr. Maria Montessori was one of the first educators to recognize how exercise and physical fitness can contribute to a successful learning environment. Dr. Montessori believed in educating the whole child, with movement being a paramount part of that education. “Movement, or physical activity, is thus an essential factor in intellectual growth, which …

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Add it Up: The Montessori Method’s Unique Approach to Math

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From their earliest age, numbers are part of a child’s world. What child doesn’t love telling you how old they are?  One of the best features of a Montessori education is that it makes math fun and interactive for kids. Instead of just numbers on papers, Montessori brings math concepts to children through fun, interactive objects that demonstrate math through …

Love of reading and strong reading skills are some of the most fundamental indicators of child’s future academic achievements and success. And the earlier you can get your child

Raise a Reader: How to Inspire Your Child to Read the Montessori Way

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Love of reading and strong reading skills are some of the most fundamental indicators of child’s future academic achievements and success. And the earlier you can get your child to fall in love with reading, the better.  According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, it is crucial to build reading skills by the time the child turns 8 years old. …

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Always Learning: How to Bring the Montessori Educational Philosophy Home

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At La Prima Casa Montessori, we are honored to be a partner in your child’s education and social development during their most formative years. And while our teachers instill important lessons and values throughout the day, many aspects of a Montessori education can be carried through to the home life. Parent involvement is essential throughout every child’s education. Studies show …

A Lasting Legacy: Celebrating Dr. Montessori’s Vision of Peace

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“Peace is what every human being is craving for, and it can be brought about by humanity through the child.” – Dr. Maria Montessori Monday, September 21 was an international holiday that reflected the deepest beliefs of the educational philosophy of our founder. And though Dr. Maria Montessori never had the opportunity to celebrate International Peace Day herself, the principles …

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Nutrition as Part of a Montessori Education

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Nutrition as Part of a Montessori Education

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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.  Food provides the energy to fuel a child’s development. At La Prima Casa Montessori, proper nutrition is an important part of the educational process. Each day, our students receive …

Back to School Miami 2020

How to Transition Back to School the Montessori Way

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Although it has not been a typical back-to-school time, we couldn’t be more grateful to have our Montessori family together again. Today, we are more committed than ever to making sure that our school remains the SAFE, JOYFUL and NURTURING place we all love to share. Safety First: Back to School COVID-19 Procedures The safety of your child and of …

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Celebrating Dr. Maria Montessori’s Education Legacy on Her 150th Birthday

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This week has been very special, as we celebrated Dr. Maria Montessori’s 150th birthday! When Dr. Montessori was born on August 31, 1870, Italy had just become a united country and still held conservative values about women’s role. During that time, girls did not have access to public education. Instead, their families – and the Church – determined their education. …

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Five Simple Ways To Create a Montessori-Friendly Home For Your Child

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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. 1. Safety first. While safety is – and always must be – a primary concern, children …

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How To Bring Montessori Philosophy Into Your Home: Care Of Pets

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“Solicitous care for living things affords satisfaction to one of the most lively instincts of the child’s mind. Nothing is better calculated than this to awaken an attitude of foresight.” – Dr. Maria Montessori Care of the environment, including care of plants and animals, is part of the Practical Life curriculum and an important part of Montessori education. When observing …