new year 2021

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 …

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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. …

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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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. …

Celebrate Parents Day The Montessori Way

Parents’ Day Is Sunday, July 26: Celebrate The Montessori Way

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Mother’s Day and Father’s Day have become our favorite holidays. Those are the days when children show love and appreciation for their parents. But have you heard of Parents’ Day? Although it may sound redundant, it’s not the same. In the United States, Parents’ Day is a national holiday held on the fourth Sunday of July. It was established in …

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Five Ways to Celebrate 4th of July the Montessori Way

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As we are getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July this weekend, following many of our favorite traditions may not be an option. Yet, there are still plenty of safe ways to commemorate the birthday of our nation, including the Montessori way. Here are a few suggestions: 1. Educate Your Child About American History. Take a virtual walking tour of …