Play-based Learning

"Play activities are essential to healthy development for children and adolescents. Research shows that 75% of brain development occurs after birth.  The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences." ~ Maria Montessori in The Absorbent Mind, p. 92. [...]

2021-07-22T16:35:09-04:00By |

The Importance of “Soft Skills” in Education

Success at school: When I was at school, my teachers, parents, and peers focused on academics as the key to success in life. It was a given that doing well in academic disciplines more or less guaranteed a successful career, a meaningful place in society, and a rewarding adulthood. Words for non-academic skills But educators [...]

2020-03-18T11:58:16-04:00By |

The road to success is paved with failure

It is so natural to love our child and to want the best for them, all the time. But sometimes our judgement of what is best for the child may not produce the results we want. Such dissonance is especially the case when we need to let our child experience failure. That is not to [...]

2020-03-18T13:49:40-04:00By |

Higher-level thinking skills in young children

Sometimes it is difficult for parents to decide if preschool is worthwhile. It seems expensive, and how does a parent know if preschool really benefits the child? A new study by the University of Chicago and UNC Chapel Hill suggests that early childhood education is critical to fostering higher-level thinking skills in children as young [...]

2020-03-18T14:16:51-04:00By |

Best of the online Montessori community

If you’d like to learn more about the Montessori system and to connect with the wider community of Montessori parents and educators, the internet is the place to be! Here are some selected blogs and forums […]

2020-02-20T14:49:24-05:00By |
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