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Making the Most of the Movable Alphabet

The movable alphabet is an excellent tool that the Montessori School utilizes once children start to master consonant and vowel sounds. A child will use a box of sorted lowercase red (consonants) and blue (vowels) letters to begin to phonetically sound and spell out words on a defined space. This is an excellent tool for …

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The Benefits of an Early Start in Montessori Education

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Why Do Toddlers Dump Everything?

Have you ever watched a toddler walk into a pristinely organized room and joyously proceed to dump everything off shelves and out of buckets? It’s probably a familiar image if you have young children or have spent any time around them, but why do toddlers do it? Looking through the Montessori lens might help us …

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Misconceptions About Montessori Schools

  Common Misconceptions That are Not True   1.  Montessori is just for preschool children 2.  Montessori is just for special learners – gifted or special needs 3.  Montessori schools are religious 4.  Montessori is just for the rich 5.  Children in Montessori classrooms are relatively unsupervised and can do whatever they want 6.  Montessori …

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Montessori Schools Compared to Day Care Centers – Day 3

5 More Comparisons of Montessori Schools versus Day Care Centers   MONTESSORI Child spots own error through feedback from the material Learning is reinforced internally through the child’s own repetition of an activity and internal feelings of success Multi-sensory for physical exploration Organized program for learning t0 take care of self and environment Children work …

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Montessori Schools compared to Day Care Centers – Day 2

5 More Comparisons of Montessori versus Day Care Centers MONTESSORI Children are encouraged to teach, collaborate, and help each other Child chooses own work from interests and abilities Child formulates own concepts from self-teaching materials Child works as long as she/he wishes on a chosen work Child sets own learning pace to internalize information Day Care …

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Montessori Schools Compared to Day Care Centers

Based on research, following are 5 comparisons of Montessori versus Day Care MONTESSORI Emphasis on cognitive structure and social development Teacher has unobtrusive role in classroom activity; child is an active participant in learning Environment and method encourage internal self-discipline Instruction, both individual and group, adapts to each student’s learning style Mixed age grouping TRADITIONAL …

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The Montessori Way

  The Montessori Philosophy The Montessori Way is about more than rote repetition. It is a philosophy that encourages children to observe, and that facilitates learning environments in which teachers challenge each child to thrive using their own unique style of learning.   The Montessori Way As an introduction to learning, Montessori education goes above …

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