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 …

child with montessori easter basket

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 …

Routines Help in Educational Development

The Montessori Habit: How Routines Help in Educational Development

La Prima CasaEducation, Home Learning, Life Skills, Wellbeing

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 …

montessori creative design

How to Encourage Creative Development In Your Child The Montessori Way

La Prima CasaEducation, Home Learning, Life Skills

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 …

Four Ways to Make Gratitude a Part of Your Routine

Four Ways to Make Gratitude a Part of Your Everyday Routine

La Prima CasaHome Learning

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, …

Show Respect to Your Child

7 Ways to Show Respect to Your Child

La Prima CasaHome Learning

“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 …

Montessori math lessons

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

La Prima CasaEducation, Home Learning, Mathematics

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 …

Montessori Educational Philosophy

Always Learning: How to Bring the Montessori Educational Philosophy Home

La Prima CasaEducation, Home Learning, Life Skills, Outdoor Learning, Physical Activities

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 …