Activities for Kids to Practice Kindness and Compassion

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Yes, kindness can be taught. But it is important to start this at a young age so that your child can learn the importance of showing kindness and compassion to others. It’s a great way to reverse a child’s natural tendency to become selfish – a normal thing at their age. Discover fun and effective […]

10 Simple Activities to Teach Problem-Solving to Your Preschooler

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Problem-solving skills are one of the cognitive skills that your child will learn and develop during the early years of life. It is important to start nurturing this at an early age so that they can develop it later on in life. It is easy with fun and effective problem-solving activities for kids, which you […]

7 Phrases to Diffuse Toddler Frustration

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Dealing with toddler frustration is never easy. As a parent or teacher, this is one of those instances that challenge your patience to the limit. However, the Montessori approach to dealing with toddler tantrums and frustration emphasizes the need to choose your language carefully. It is vital that you figure out what works for your […]

A Montessori Approach to “Clean-up Time”

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Fact: kids are wild and messy. They may be small in size but they can cause quite a big mess. Keeping up with their mess is a constant battle for most parents. However, did you know you can actually teach your little kids to pick up and put away their toys?  In a Montessori setting, […]

Montessori Tips for Toilet Learning (Potty Training)

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Potty training can be intimidating, both for the child and the parent. For some parents (if not most) it can be the most frustrating thing to teach a child. In the Montessori perspective, however, they call it “toilet awareness” or “toilet learning”, as a matter of respect for the child. This is because parents should […]

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. […]

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 […]