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 […]

Montessori Materials: What Makes Them Unique?

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In a Montessori classroom, the scene is unlike any other. Children aren’t passively absorbing information or lectured by a teacher; they’re actively engaged, their hands busy with purposeful, hands-on materials. It’s not playtime, but a thrilling exploration fueled by curiosity and led by their ‘inner teacher’. Montessori Materials “During many years of experiment and observation, […]

Clash of Parenting Philosophies: Montessori vs. Gentle Parenting

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Today, parenting is more than just changing diapers and reading stories before bed. It’s a battleground of different philosophies and of doing things. There are many ways to raise children, but Montessori parenting and gentle parenting stand out as the best. But what if we told you that there’s a brewing rivalry between these two? […]

Freedom to Learn, Freedom to Teach

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An exciting shift has arisen in the field of education, the freedom to teach and the freedom to learn. This concept emphasizes the importance of enabling kids to explore knowledge by themselves, while teachers play roles as guides and facilitator. But how can we make this idea work really well? The answer lies in the proven […]

Nurturing Independence: Montessori Techniques for Special Needs Children

Pendekatan Montessori dalam Mengarahkan Anak Berkebutuhan Khusus ABK dalam Aktivitas Sensorik

Understanding Montessori for Special Needs Children Montessori education focuses on self-directed learning, hands-on activities, and creating a nurturing environment that encourages exploration. These aspects can be incredibly beneficial for children with special needs, as they emphasize personal development and growth at an individual pace. Imagine a bustling Montessori classroom, filled with curious children from all […]

Close-Ended vs. Open-Ended Toys in Montessori

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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 […]

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

Montessori Blog March 2021

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 […]

Montessori vs Kindergarten: Key Differences in Style of Learning

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Anyone new to the Montessori education often find themselves asking this question: “What makes Montessori different?” The answer is a lot of things! This is an important thought for parents to ponder on as they make the big decision between a Montessori school, or a traditional kindergarten or school.  Depending on where you are, the […]

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