### 10 Montessori activities children can do on Valentines Day

Montessori activities focus on hands-on, experiential learning that encourages independence and creativity. Here are 10 Montessori-inspired activities that children can enjoy on Valentine's Day: Heart collage: Provide children with coloured…

### Mathematics: Small Hexagon Box

The Hexagon Box shows children how different shapes can be used to create other shapes; more specifically, that by joining together different triangles, four-sided figures are formed. The Small Hexagon Box is a lesson that follows on…

### Favourite Montessori instruments to inspire a love for music

In Montessori education, the emphasis on hands-on, child-centred learning aligns seamlessly with the benefits of music. Through self-directed exploration and exposure to various musical experiences, children in Montessori classrooms not only…

### Mathematics: Geometric Solids

Geometric Solids not only form some of the groundwork for geometry but encourage exploration and creative thinking. The apparatus comes in a set of 10 wooden 3-D shapes, including: cube sphere cylinder rectangular prism square-based…

### Ten ways that young children can give back to their communities

Teaching small children to give back to their communities is a wonderful way to instil values of empathy, compassion, and social responsibility from an early age. Here are ten age-appropriate ways for young children to make a positive…

### Sensorial: The Brown Stair

The Brown Stair (also called the Broad Stair) is a series of ten graduated, wooden prisms all the same length but different heights. As a grading activity that helps visual acuity, the Brown Stair is important in early mathematics and sensory…

### Teaching empathy in Montessori classrooms

There are many wonderful, important and essential skills that children learn in Montessori classrooms but one of the most fundamental is empathy. Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings of another. It’s something we learn, and plays…

### Sensorial: Triangular Box

In Montessori classrooms, we introduce geometric shapes to young children using the Triangular Box. Whilst the activity does form the foundation for exploring more complex geometric concepts, it is part of the sensorial curriculum as it focuses…

### Ten top tips for starting Montessori school well

Starting school is a big deal! Exciting but also a bit scary. Children are unique and their transition into a new environment may vary. It’s important that they know it’s totally normal to feel nervous and that we’re there to support them…

### Practical Life: Sorting Pom-Poms

Sorting activities are important in Montessori education because they help children create order in their world. Sorting refines the senses and trains the brain to organise information. Have a look at this simple tutorial by Wonderful…

### Fun in the garden

As part of our Montessori curriculum, we expose our children to the idea of caring for the environment and the part we can all play in helping to protect our planet. Through songs, stories and projects we help them to relate to and appreciate…

### Mathematics: Memory Game

In Montessori mathematics, the Memory Game is an activity designed to help children develop their memory skills while reinforcing number recognition. The game incorporates movement and encourages both gross and fine motor skills, and is something…