Thanksgiving the Montessori way

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving the Montessori Way

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Thanksgiving is a perfect time to help your child learn about gratitude, love and compassion. In her teachings, Dr. Maria Montessori focused on giving thanks for the good things in life. She believed that encouraging gratitude in children would help with their overall development. In fact, she focused on making “grace and courtesy” a core part of the Montessori philosophy. …

Four Ways to Make Gratitude a Part of Your Routine

Four Ways to Make Gratitude a Part of Your Everyday Routine

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With Thanksgiving and the holiday season right around the corner, it’s a good time to begin instilling thoughts and feelings of gratitude in children. Gratitude is showing thankfulness to the good things in your life and returning the kindness that’s shown to you. Dr. Maria Montessori believed that encouraging gratitude in children would help with their overall development. In fact, …

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7 Ways to Show Respect to Your Child

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“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.” ~ Maria Montessori Anyone who has experience with Montessori education knows that there’s something different about the “Montessori Way.” Montessori education is more than just academics. There is a social aspect to the Montessori classroom …

Halloween 2020

5 Fun (And Safe) Ways To Celebrate Halloween This Year

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Boo! It’s that time of the year in Miami! Just like other holidays this year, Halloween celebration is not going to be the same. But don’t despair! There are loads of ways to safely keep the spirit of Halloween alive this weekend. Here are just a few: 1. Trick or Treat While Staying Safe. Get haunted in your own vehicle …

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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 …

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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 …