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The 4 Best Montessori Books For Teachers

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If you are reading this, chances are you have heard of the Montessori method of education, and you may be well-versed in this approach. However, there is also a chance you may be a beginner. Regardless of your knowledge of the Montessori technique, you are probably a parent or teacher researching the best Montessori methods […]

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The 4 Best Montessori Books For Parents

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When you think of a Montessori education, you may believe it is strictly meant for classrooms. However, you can create a Montessori home for your child. You can even start as soon as they are born! Maria Montessori built the Montessori method based on the idea that the whole child should be educated. As parents, […]

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The 11 Top Rated Schools In Chicago Today

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Selecting the right school for your child can be a difficult decision to make. Even if it looks great on paper, it may not necessarily have that “fit” you’re searching for when looking at class offerings and student-teacher ratios. Sometimes, the best way to accurately assess a school is to look at reviews from parents […]

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The 13 Best Montessori Wooden Toys for Development

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What is The Difference Between Montessori Toys and Traditional Toys? A Montessori toy will look different from traditional mainstream toys. A Montessori toy will not have flashing lights and loud noises. Maria Montessori strongly believed these aspects are purely distracting to a child. Distracting toys do not provide children with the necessary opportunities to engage […]

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The 9 Best Montessori Books For Children

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If you are reading this, you may have heard of the Montessori way of education. However, just in case, let’s talk about it. Maria Montessori developed the Montessori education based on the belief that children are all born with the innate desire to learn. She also believed that by keeping play simple, children thrive because […]

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The 8 Best Montessori Play Gyms for Active Learning

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What is Montessori? Maria Montessori developed the Montessori education method. She was an Italian physician who believed children have an innate desire and passion for learning. Maria developed her education philosophies based on the belief that children need self-guided opportunities instead of being told what to learn. She focused on allowing children to explore concepts […]

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The 5 Best Minecraft Toys For Kids

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Key Points The best overall on our Minecraft toys for kids list is the Minecraft Educational Touchscreen Smart Watch. We reviewed five of the best Minecraft toys for kids currently on the market. The products reviewed include a mix of fun and educational toys. They include card games, mobile games, wearable tech, and more. The […]

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Free Printable Chore Chart For Your Household

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As your children grow up, it is important that they get involved with the household chores. By becoming a helpful part of their home environment, they can do their part to help their family to operate like a finely tuned machine. Plus, they will learn a lot about jobs and responsibilities. Today, we present you […]

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The 5 Best Dinosaur Toys For Boys

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Key Points The best overall dinosaur toy is the Li’l-Gen Interactive Dinosaur Sound Book We reviewed five of the best dinosaur toys for boys currently on the market. The reviews include a mix of fun and educational toys. When your kid is age 6 and below, it is wise to find toys that not only […]

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Full frame of a Montessori classroom toward the front of the frame is a round wooden table at which three young children are seated. A young brown-skinned girl with black curly hair wearing a shirt-sleeved pink t-shirt toward the left part of the frame seated at the table which is child-sized, playing with a wooden block with graduated holes the smallest being toward the front of the frame getting increasingly larger as you go towards centerpoint. A light-skinned male child With light brown hair wearing a seafoam green short-sleeved T-shirt is facing the camera and playing with three pink blocks that he has stacked. Frame right is the back of a light-skinned boy whose left arm is extended across the table reaching for a pink block he is wearing a shirt-sleeved salmon colored T-shirt. In the back of the frame arethree children and an adult man seated at a rectangular child sized table. The adult male is hunched down leaning against the table using his elbows for support, next to him is a light skin boy with longish blonde hair wearing a button front shirt that is plaid mostly red white and blue. He is looking down at some thing the teacher is doing but is obscured by the head of the child wearing the green shirt. Across the table from the teacher and the blonde haired boy are two little girls whose backs are facing the camera the girl on the left is wearing a sundress that is primarily magenta with orange accents the girl on the right is wearing a navy and white striped dress. The background consists Of an L-shaped sofa with blue and pink pillows, Upper right frame and then the upper left frame an adult size desk with a Charles Eames chair. The chair is white.

What is a Montessori Education?

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Montessori education is a child-centered method of education. This education model was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, educator, and early women’s rights activist, in the early 20th century. The Montessori method is based on the idea that children have an innate desire to learn, and that they learn best when they are […]

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The 22 Best Camps In Indiana Today

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Sending your child to a camp can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. You know your child is ready for this adventure, but you need help finding a camp to fit your specific needs. There are many camps in Indiana to choose from. Whether you are searching for sports, day, or overnight camps, this list has […]

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Tips and Tricks For Flying With Kids

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Whether it’s for the holidays, a family vacation or a weekend getaway – flying with kids can be hard. Knowing the best travel practices will help to alleviate further headaches down the line and we have some tips and tricks to help. When making decisions for your upcoming travel, try and plan with four stages […]

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15 Best Activities To Do At A Sleepover For Kids

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Sleepovers can be a great time for social bonding among your kids and their peers. In terms of keeping everyone happy, finding sleepover activities for kids that provide fun and inclusive entertainment options is your best bet for ensuring that everyone has a good time. And of course you want to make sure that the […]

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Full frame of a Montessori classroom toward the front of the frame is a round wooden table at which three young children are seated. A young brown-skinned girl with black curly hair wearing a shirt-sleeved pink t-shirt toward the left part of the frame seated at the table which is child-sized, playing with a wooden block with graduated holes the smallest being toward the front of the frame getting increasingly larger as you go towards centerpoint. A light-skinned male child With light brown hair wearing a seafoam green short-sleeved T-shirt is facing the camera and playing with three pink blocks that he has stacked. Frame right is the back of a light-skinned boy whose left arm is extended across the table reaching for a pink block he is wearing a shirt-sleeved salmon colored T-shirt. In the back of the frame arethree children and an adult man seated at a rectangular child sized table. The adult male is hunched down leaning against the table using his elbows for support, next to him is a light skin boy with longish blonde hair wearing a button front shirt that is plaid mostly red white and blue. He is looking down at some thing the teacher is doing but is obscured by the head of the child wearing the green shirt. Across the table from the teacher and the blonde haired boy are two little girls whose backs are facing the camera the girl on the left is wearing a sundress that is primarily magenta with orange accents the girl on the right is wearing a navy and white striped dress. The background consists Of an L-shaped sofa with blue and pink pillows, Upper right frame and then the upper left frame an adult size desk with a Charles Eames chair. The chair is white.

5 Top Montessori Schools in San Diego

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When you’re looking for the top Montessori schools in San Diego, there are numerous options to choose from. Deciding on the right place for your child depends on a lot of factors including tuition and distance from your home.  San Diego has lots of excellent Montessori schools ranging from preschools to middle schools for grades […]

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12 Easy Things To Draw For Kids

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Do you have an artist at home? Your child may love to doodle during their free time, or maybe your child has a passion for art! No matter what you are looking for, giving your child easy drawing prompts can simultaneously help them grow their love and skill. So, if you’re asking yourself, what are […]

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How To Introduce Solids To Baby, And Which Are The Best

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Introducing solid foods to a baby is an exciting milestone that many parents look forward to! As they grow older and get ready to explore more tastes and textures, starting them off on the right foot is essential. Always have different options of liquids such as formula, breast milk, or water to avoid dryness of […]

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Traditional classroom setting with teacher at the front of the room, and students seated at desks with their hands raised.All of the children, who look about 8 years old, and the teacher are all light- skinned. Many of the dozen or so children visible in the frame are wearing plaid shirts, though one is wearing stripes. The room is bright with sunlight from the windows, frame left. A white dry erase board and a green chalkboard are visible in the fan of the classroom, upper right to center frame.

Montessori vs. Public Schools: What’s The Difference?

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Montessori vs. public school: Are there differences between these two models of education? Yes. Plenty. Methods of education have been a subject of debate for thousands of years. Literally. Nowhere is this more evident than in the chasm that separates Eastern thought from Western thought. Confucius (551-479 B.C.) and Socrates (470 -399 B.C.) are two […]

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A natural wooden box center frame top 2/3rd of frame. Twenty-one rectangular partitioned spaces are fully visible, while 7 more are partially visible at the very top of the frame. Each rectangular space holds a letter that is either red or blue. in the lower 1/3 of the frame the word Montessori is visible. The vowels are blue while the consonants are red. All of the letters are lowercase. The layout of the letters is not precise.

Why Are Montessori Schools Bad? What Are The Criticisms?

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Why are Montessori schools bad? Depending on who you ask you’re likely to get a variety of answers. You’re sure to get an earful from former Montessori moms, while former students (and teachers!) will have their own opinions. Even folks who have never set foot in a Montessori school love to expound on the criticisms […]

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How to Make Paper Mache

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Anyone for Paper Mache?Paper Mache, or papier Mache, either way to spell it, it is a fun family project! The answer to how to make paper mache is easier than you may think. What do you get when you add water, flour and news print? Almost anything you can imagine. These are the basic ingredients […]

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Crafts with Common Household Items

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Craft Ideas Using Paper, Glue, Tape, Crayons and Markers Craft projects for kids are a lot of fun.  You can create lots of things by using simple items such as paper, some crayons and some glue.  Items ranging from hats, to books, greeting cards and bookmarks are just some of the many examples. Simple craft […]

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Classic Outside Games That Never Get Old

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Playing outside is a lot of fun, and with enough space, the possibilities are endless. Playing some of the more classic outdoor games can never get old, and options such as tag, hopscotch, red rover, four square and duck, duck, goose have been around forever. For some parents, it may have been a while since […]

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Printable Mazes

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Our printable mazes are a great way to help your child improve their small motor skills while having fun. Easily printable, the mazes are great to take along on car rides, when kids need to wait for any period of time or just as a boredom buster around the house. You can print as many […]

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77 Adjectives That Start With A

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Language is arguably the most powerful form of communication. People use words to not only share information but convey various forms of feelings and emotions. There are different categories of words performing specific grammatical duties. One such classification is adjectives. Adjectives are defined as words that modify or describe a noun. For example, such wording […]

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3 Easy Crafts Made with Recycled Materials

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Making crafts out of old or used materials is a great way to reuse and recycle — think aluminum cans, plastic bottles, old shoeboxes, empty toilet paper rolls, unused fabric, paper scraps … anything, really. By making use of items that are no longer needed in fun and creative ways, not only are we being […]

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