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Homework: Essential or Excessive?

Is homework an essential tool for a quality education, or an infringement on important family time? In the webinar titled, “The Great Controversy: Homework,” Age of Montessori’s founder and Program Director, Mary Ellen Maunz, and elementary teacher at  Middle Creek Montessori, Kristen Nowak, discuss the pros and cons of homework and reveal several helpful strategies […]

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6 Ways to Benefit from Montessori’s Wisdom this Summer

Can you believe it–it’s almost summer! Whoa! Where did the school year go? Are you a parent wondering how you’ll keep all the wonderful benefits of your child’s Montessori education going once school is out? Never fear! The Montessori method is just as applicable at home as it is in the classroom. Here are six […]

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Why Montessori Education has Stood the Test of Time

Fads come and go, and those in education are no exception. In the past few decades, I’ve watched the rise and fall of educational models such as The Phonics Method, The Open Classroom Approach, and New Math. But as we all know, fads rarely last. Then there’s the Montessori Method. Despite being over a hundred […]

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6 Perfect Picture Books for Mother’s Day

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to snuggle up and read beautifully written and illustrated books with your children? If your little ones are still small enough for story time–rejoice! They really DO grow up so fast. Don’t miss this chance to spend some special time together; slow down, reconnect and just enjoy […]

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Why Connect with Nature?

Nowadays, children are spending more and more time indoors…think of all the developmental opportunities they’re missing! What can your child learn from nature? As your child observes the way leaves move and sway in the wind, he is developing his vision. As your child hears the many layers of sound in nature, her hearing is […]

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Nature Inspires Learning

Spring has sprung and new life is blooming all around us. What better time to turn our focus to the great outdoors? It has long been understood that a relationship with nature can be physically and mentally beneficial, and recent studies have further validated these beliefs. “Scientists are beginning to find evidence that being in nature […]

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10 Things that Make a Preschool Great

As parents, we’ve all heard the doom and gloom messages about the quality of early education these days. But here’s the good news: preschools everywhere are getting better all the time. Admittedly, if we at Age of Montessori could have our way, we’d probably make every preschool on earth a Montessori school (an authentic Montessori […]

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From the Heart of Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori, Italy’s first woman physician, noted educator and author spent nearly fifty years of her life investigating the child and the circumstances most favorable to child development. Those circumstances comprise what is generally known as “the Montessori method.” Montessori’s greatest contribution Yet in a very real sense, her greatest contribution is not really education […]

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