fun in the garden with montessori children
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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…
Counting memory game in montessori
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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…
spring with montessori children
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The child’s view of spring

As Montessori teachers we are constantly trying to see our world through the child's perspective, whether it is acknowledging and celebrating their opinions and points of view or trying to see the world through their eyes. By valuing…
montessori tutorial on opening and closing boxes
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Practical Life: Opening and Closing Boxes

The learning objectives for this simple lesson of opening and closing boxes are: fine motor development, problem solving, cause and effect, as well as receptive and expressive language. The lesson provides children with the opportunity…
what makes a montessori toy
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What makes a good Montessori toy

“Do not tell them how to do it. Show them how to do it and do not say a word. If you tell them, they will watch your lips move. If you show them, they will want to do it themselves.” – Maria Montessori Many mums and dads are keen…
Montessori tutorial on cutting with children
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Practical Life: Cutting

The purpose of the cutting activity is to teach the child how to cut paper in preparation for other activities using scissors. The lesson is simple but what is important is a neat, ordered environment, which is essential to the confidence of…
montessori lesson about early man
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We’ve had fun learning about Early Man!

Tasha’s class have had a wonderful time learning about history and Early Man – a theme that could be continued in discussions and activities at home. Questions we’ve been thinking about are: How did we get here? (Including…
Tutorial on how to use the montessori pink tower
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Sensorial: The Pink Tower

The pink tower was designed by Maria Montessori herself and is a favourite in Montessori classrooms. It consists of 10 wooden cubes, ranging in size from 1 cubic centimetre to 10 cubic centimetres. The cubes are the same colour, texture and…
World Book Day
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World Book Day at St Andrew’s

World Book Day is one of our favourite celebrations at St Andrew’s Montessori. Books are an important part of learning at our school – whether it’s a beautifully told story that inspires imagination and creativity or a fact book that piques…
montessori counting with golden beads
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Mathematics: The Decimal System

Children in Montessori classrooms are introduced to the decimal system and place value using the Golden Bead Material that represents the values of ten in a concrete manner. The Golden Bead Material is composed of beads that are uniform in size…
montessori gardning ideas for spring
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Gardening ideas for spring

Oh spring is exciting – buds and blossoms, warmth, light and gardening! It’s around about now that many of us will start thinking about sowing seeds and there’s no doubt that our children will be more than happy to help. Montessori’s…
family portraits for montessori children
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What are the benefits of children drawing family portraits?

Young children’s personal and social identities are directly connected to their families. They understand themselves based on the people they love most, know best and have learned everything from – making the subject of ‘family’ deeply…