10 montessori spring activities
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10 spring activities that Montessori kids will love

Spring 2021 is huge! Life has been on hold for so long and as the sun continues to warm the earth, there is an exuberance and spirit that cannot help but burst forth – not just in the natural world around us but in people, too. There…
montessori practical life nesting box
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Practical Life Lesson: Nesting Box Surprise

One box in another…in an another, and so on. This sounds almost ridiculously simple but when children are using nesting boxes or materials in a Montessori classroom that are doing so much more than exploring – they are problem-solving and…
montessori chicken and egg facts
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It’s spring! – Fun Facts About Chickens

Oh spring! As the world warms up and colours explode, children respond to the sunshine and unfurling of life around them. In London, we’re blessed with many beautiful parks and open spaces – from the iconic Hyde Park, Regent’s Park…
montessori sensorial art
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Sensorial: Presenting A Great Artist To Your Child

Art is essential – it is a way for children to express themselves, to communicate and to develop their fine motor skills. And it is fun! At St Andrew’s Montessori, we celebrate creativity and have art and craft supplies at the ready for…
world book day montessori blog
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World Book Day at St Andrew’s Montessori

As we celebrated World Book Day last month with the children at school, we were reminded of the potential for a great story to not only encourage imagination and allow children to escape but also, to help them process what is going on around…
montessori maths and fractions
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Maths: Fractions

Maria Montessori believed that children can absorb mathematical concepts naturally through the joyful repetition of practical life and sensorial activities. It therefore makes sense that one of the best ways to introduce the principles of fractions…
montessori blog on gross motor skills for children
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10 Top Gross Motor skills for Montessori kids to perfect at home

Gross motor skills are abilities that require the use of larger muscles in the torso, arms and legs (whole-body movements) like standing, walking, running, jumping, throwing, lifting and sitting upright at the table. Skills relate to body awareness,…
montessori tutorial about water pouring
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Practical Life: Water Pouring (II)

The first version of this wet pouring lesson (found on our blog, Water Pouring (I)) is slightly simpler in that the child will pour water from one jug into another, and clean up any spills along the way. It’s an exercise in coordination, concentration…
montessori blog on socially distancing tips for birthday celebrations
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Five top tips for celebrating birthdays while social distancing

In a year that has been largely uncertain, it’s tough to know how to celebrate birthdays – as per the ever-changing rules and also in terms of what’s sensible and what we’re comfortable with. Whilst the type of celebration we host for…
montessori languate with sounds and objects
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Language: Sound with objects

Before engaging a child in a ‘Sound with Objects’ lesson, he/she must be familiar with the phonetic letter sounds, which are taught in a sound lesson presentation. Then you can have fun with sounds and objects, and eventually move on to…
montessori blog coronavirus survival guide for parents
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Montessori Parent Coronavirus Survival Guide

For 6 months in 2020, schools in the UK closed their doors to most children in order to keep society safe. Mums and dads worked from home and children were home-schooled during national lockdown. Families had to adapt – children adjusted to…
montessori language with word bingo
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Language: Word Bingo

A game of Word Bingo is the perfect lesson for children who are blending sounds together and learning to read – a progression from the Sound Bingo tutorial previously shared on our blog. In a game of Sound Bingo, children will draw…