How to Choose the Right Montessori School for Your Child

A Mother Taking Her Child to School for the First Time

‘Montessori’ sounds familiar to parents nowadays. The easy access to information in the digital era exposes knowledge about Montessori among the parents of early childhood. Regardless of the correct understanding of Montessori or not, Montessori has a positive impression in the eyes of parents and educators. Therefore, Montessori education now becomes one of the considerations […]

A Comparison of Montessori and Reggio Emilia Approaches in Child Education

children play Montessori knob cylinder with teacher

Choosing the right educational approach for your children is crucial to shaping their future. Two popular approaches often compared are Reggio Emilia and Montessori, originating from Italy and aiming to develop responsible citizens. The Reggio Emilia approach was developed in 1945 in Northern Italy by a teacher named Loris Malaguzzi, while the Montessori method was […]

8 Key Principles of the Montessori Method

Child washing vegetables with his father.

The Montessori method is an integrated curriculum, curated by Dr. Montessori’s research and observations. It fosters a love of learning and empowers children to become independent and self-motivated. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, caregiver, or anyone interested in nurturing young minds, understanding the eight core principles of Montessori education will enable you to understand how […]

Casa dei Bambini: Where the Montessori Method Was Born

Casa dei Bambini, the first Montessori School

Imagine a classroom where children choose their own activities, explore with real materials, and learn at their own pace. This wasn’t a futuristic vision, but the revolutionary reality of Casa dei Bambini, the first Montessori school, founded in the slums of Rome in 1907.  Far from a traditional classroom, it transformed the lives of 50 […]

The Montessori Method: An Overview of its History and Philosophy

Ruang kelas Montessori yang lengkap

The Montessori Method has become a beloved approach to early childhood education for many parents and educators alike. This revolutionary approach was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, and educator, whose deep observations and innovative thinking led her to create an educational philosophy that continues to shape classrooms around the world. This blog […]

The Montessori Curriculum: A Comprehensive Overview of the Key Subjects

Child in a Montessori classroom concentrating on a sensorial activity, using a weighing scale to learn about weights and measurement.

The Montessori curriculum is well-known for its holistic and child-centered educational approach. Emphasizing experiential learning, the curriculum covers language arts, mathematics, practical life activities, sensorial exercises and cultural subjects. Each subject is thoughtfully developed to promote well-rounded development in children, nurturing their natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge.   A Paradigm Shift in Education Traditional education often […]

Close-Ended vs. Open-Ended Toys in Montessori

open ended toys for young kids played by two young girls

According to Maria Montessori, “play is the work of the child.” The concept of play is an integral component in Montessori learning because it facilitates meaningful learning. Montessori advocates believe that when children play, they can explore their world and interact with it, which in turn creates an avenue for learning while having fun.  The […]

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