Close-Ended vs. Open-Ended Toys in Montessori

playing with open ended toys

It’s a fact that children can learn and discover the world as much through play. Unstructured play is beneficial for kids both physically and mentally, but structure also provides a sense of boundaries and understanding of rules. This is why the importance of toys cannot be understated as part of learning and skills development.  A […]

WHAT IS ONE TO ONE CORRESPONDENCE? (AND HOW TO TEACH IT)

One to one correspondence is the foundation of early learning in children. This is a crucial approach with which all other skills they learn come after. Whether it is adding, subtracting, or identifying objects, they start with this crucial method of teaching. This approach to teaching is also recommended for children below the age of10. […]

12 reasons why parents are using Montessori at home during COVID-19

Distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic has led many parents to consider the Montessori Method to help their children cope with at-home education. What is the Montessori Method? The Montessori Method is a hands-on teaching method that encourages children to regularly engage in independent learning. Children explore new topics using materials that are available online […]

How to get Your Kids to Listen to you

When toddlers start preschool it can be hard on the parent, the child and the teacher. While this is certainly an exciting milestone – for your child,

How to get Your Kids to Listen to you

Even the most well-behaved children can have selective hearing at times. One day they don’t seem to even recognize that you’re speaking. The next, they clearly hear you, but are failing to follow your directions. It can be frustrating when children won’t listen. As parents, we sometimes unintentionally teach our children that it’s okay not […]

10 Activities to Build Your Kindergartener’s Self-Confidence

Everyone can benefit from more self-confidence. But very young children need some guidance as they learn to believe in themselves. As adults, we can help our children with the important task of developing self-confidence. To help your kindergartener develop their belief in self, model confident behaviors and tell them how important they are. They’ll begin […]

How to Calm a Child Without iPads

When your child starts crying, the easiest thing to do is to switch on the television, give them your iPad / tablet or phone. However, research shows that using screen time to calm children’s behaviour may interfere with their learning on how to manage emotions on their own. In fact, playing games and watching videos […]

5 EASY Steps on How to ‘Follow the Child’.

There are so many Montessori terms that are used that may not be so easy for everyone to understand. One such term is ‘Follow the Child’. This beautiful term was coined by Dr. Montessori and is at the core of her philosophy. As a parent and teacher trainer, this is one of my personal favorite […]