Routines Help in Educational Development

The Montessori Habit: How Routines Help in Educational Development

La Prima Casa Education, 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 …

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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 …

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, …

Show Respect to Your Child

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 …

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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 …

Montessori Educational Philosophy

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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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 …

Monessori Reading Books

Montessori Summer Reading List for Curious Parents

La Prima Casa Education, Home Learning, Reading

What’s on your Summer Reading List? If you’d like to learn more about the Montessori Philosophy, understand the difference between a traditional and Montessori education, explore new Montessori at Home ideas, or better understand how to raise your child the Montessori way, we’ve put together a list of Montessori books that you are guaranteed to enjoy and benefit from. Have …

Montessori Language Development

Montessori at Home: Language Development In The Early Years

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Being able to communicate effectively is one of the most important life skills to learn. Communication is fundamental to children’s development. It is the foundation of relationships and is essential for learning, playing and social interaction. In the Montessori curriculum, language development is supported by a number of activities that stimulate communication skills and vocabulary development. According to Montessori philosophy, …

Montessori Family Nature Walk

Using Nature In Education The Montessori Way

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Going on a “Nature Walk” can be a fun and meaningful activity for the whole family to enjoy together. A nature walk can be anywhere: The beach, a park, a field, or even down a neighborhood street or your own yard. There is no right or wrong place as long as it’s natural. A nature walk presents endless opportunities for …