fine motor skills in montessori
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Practical Life: Fine Motor Skills

Maria Montessori pointed out that the development of fine motor skills is directly connected to the development of the brain. In a Montessori pre-school classroom, children thus participate in many activities that help improve their fine motor…
parents guide to playground etiquette
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A Montessori parent’s guide to playground etiquette

The playground can be a minefield, especially in this new pandemic world in which we find ourselves. As Montessori parents, we want our children to play independently as we observe rather than hover; giving our children the chance to figure…
montessori animal print
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Cultural Studies: Animal Coat Matching

Children love animals and they love to learn with multi-senses. There are so many lesson applications that can marry these two ideas, and My Montessori Works has really fun, simple activity that is sure to inspire your child’s natural…
top ten montessori activities for summer
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10 top summer-inspired Montessori activities

The long summer holiday is a great opportunity to enjoy family activities that take advantage of the warm weather. With many of us spending more time working from home; a quick half hour at lunch picnicking in the garden turns into precious…
montessori still life
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Sensorial: Portrait, Landscape and Still Life

One way to explore art with your children at home is to teach them the difference between a portrait, a landscape and a still life. In a Montessori classroom, we would do this by stating the definition of each concept and then have examples…
arts and crafts in a montessori home
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Art & Craft essentials in any Montessori home

“The hand is the instrument of intelligence. The child needs to manipulate objects and to gain experience by touching and handling”. — Maria Montessori, The 1946 London Lectures When it comes to creating art with children in a Montessori…
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…