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How a Montessori Education Fosters Social and Emotional Development

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

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When Is The Right Time To Start At A Montessori School?

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“The child can only develop fully by means of experience in his environment.” – Dr. Maria Montessori in her book, The Absorbent Mind, One of Dr. Maria Montessori’s findings in her study of early childhood education was that a child’s brain develops most rapidly during the period between birth and six-years-old. A Montessori education is designed to make the most …

Ways Montessori Education Builds the Foundation for a Successful Future

4 Ways Montessori Education Builds the Foundation for a Successful Future

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What do Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin have in common? Before launching some of America’s most successful businesses, a trio of high-tech entrepreneurs had a solid educational foundation upon which to build their enterprises and their careers: a Montessori education. In fact, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, was so inspired by his Montessori education …

Ways Montessori Teachers are Different than Traditional Teachers

5 Ways Montessori Teachers are Different than Traditional Teachers

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“The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’” – Dr. Maria Montessori One of the most special things about Montessori education is the relationship between the teacher and the student. Unlike traditional educators, Montessori teachers serve more of the role of an educational …

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5 Montessori-Inspired Ways to Celebrate the New Year

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For many, the New Year is a time for new beginnings. For the Montessori student, it’s a time to reflect on the lessons learned from a year of growth and development through their studies. It’s also a time to set goals and make plans for the upcoming year. But mostly, it’s a time for celebration, and there are some simple …

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In the Classroom, At Home and in the Kitchen: How to Have a Happy Montessori Holiday

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The Holiday season is here and for Montessori students, holidays offer plenty of opportunities for growth and celebration. Celebrating The Holidays Through Art, History and Stories Montessori classrooms seek to enrich children with an understanding of many cultures. During the holidays, Montessori students learn about traditions and various holidays celebrated during the season, including Christmas and Hanukkah.  Often, this discussion …

Montessori-Appropriate Toys

How to Choose Montessori-Appropriate Toys for the Holiday Season

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With the holiday season upon us, the thoughts of parents turn to what presents to buy for their kids.  If you’re a parent of a Montessori student, finding a Montessori-appropriate toy can be a challenge. Dr. Maria Montessori didn’t design toys, so there is really no such thing as a “Montessori toy.”  The good news is there are toys you …