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Routines And Rituals… A Comforting Combination For Children

Having set routines in their lives comforts children of all ages. To the young child, this is absolutely necessary for healthy emotional and social development. Children depend upon the adults in their lives to provide this necessary element. Children learn to trust and enjoy the world when they know what to expect on a daily…
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Montessori Middle School? We Thought It Was Just for Preschool

Over 100 years ago, Dr. Maria Montessori revolutionized the young child's world with her dramatically new approach to child development. Dr. Montessori worked primarily with the preschool-aged child, 3 to 6 years, during her initial studies. She discovered that children of this age learn best while engaged in "hands-on" activities, presented by trained professionals in…
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Back to School with Some Montessori Basics

As the new school year approaches, thousands of children will be entering Montessori classrooms all over the country. These children will be enjoying a very different kind of experience compared to their peers heading into traditional classrooms. The reason for this is that Dr. Maria Montessori, the Italian physician who founded this child-centered philosophy over…
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The Method Behind Montessori

What's behind the Montessori Method? Would my child be successful in this unique and ever-so-growing educational classroom style? Ahead of her time, Dr. Maria Montessori, the Italian physician, founded this child-centered philosophy over 100 years ago. The Montessori Method is designed to create optimal learning environments specific to the needs of the child. It allows…
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Is Montessori For Everyone?

I am often asked if Montessori education is right for all children. My usual response is that it is a good match for most students but it is not always for all parents. If you are a parent trying to decide whether Montessori is the right approach for your child, then you need to ask…
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