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The Significance of Sensitive Periods

Science and Sensitive Periods What can cats, mice, and monkeys teach us about the way our children develop? And what can this possibly have to do with Montessori? The answer to both questions boils down to two words: sensitive periods. Back in the 1960’s, researchers discovered that kittens deprived of visual input during the first […]

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Expelled from Preschool?

Has anyone else noticed the latest disturbing trend of expelling preschool aged children from school? Preschool! That’s children three and under being “kicked out” out school for “challenging behavior.” The increasing reports are alarming. “According to the U.S. Department of Education, 6,743 children who were enrolled in district-provided pre-K in 2013-14 received one or more […]

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Holidays Around the World

8 Great Multicultural Holiday Picture Books

Exploring some of the many holidays celebrated around the world is a fun and interesting way to introduce children to different cultures.  And what better way to teach (and learn,) than to read beautifully written and illustrated picture books? Below is a collection of some favorite children’s books about the wonderful holidays and traditions celebrated around […]

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Montessori Educating Teacher and Training Parent Training – Online

  Become part of our Montessori teacher and parent community moving early childhood and elementary education forward! Montessori Teacher Training and Certification Age of Montessori teacher training and certification courses are both online and hands-on. The early childhood education Dr. Montessori discovered and taught can best be learned through our unique blended-learning approach (online and […]

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Seven Helpful Tips for Teaching Social Skills

Ask any parent why they think preschool is important and you’ll probably hear “socialization” listed among the highest priorities–and with good reason. It’s very important for children to develop social skills, especially in the first six years of life. But it isn’t enough for the child to simply “be around” other children. Good social skills, […]

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Lessons

Written by guest author Jenny Formon Work-time in a Montessori classroom is a combination of perfecting previous skills and works, along with receiving new lessons.  There is tremendous value and emphasis in the practice and repetition of already known works.  The repetition of work is important in mastering those works as well as preparing for future […]

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