Montessori Christmas Ideas
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A Montessori Christmas – thoughtful giving

You might have heard that less is more. But is it – really? Maria Montessori believed so. A Montessori learning environment is a controlled space with limited clutter that allows for clarity of thought and mastery of skills. A Montessori…
Montessori Parenting Tips
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Ten tips to parenting Montessori style

Montessori is not just an approach to education, it’s a lifestyle – and is something that we can apply to our parenting in an effort to embrace holistic development when it comes our children and families. And guess what? You might have…
montessori learning materials and how they are different
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Montessori materials – why they’re different

The materials used in Montessori classrooms are specifically designed, chosen and engineered to provide children with opportunities to discover, learn and create through independent learning, repetition, and practice. Materials are sensory-based,…
Family travel with montessori
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Why travel is great for Montessori learning

One of the most enjoyable aspects of a Montessori learning environment is the attention given to difference and diversity, and what it might be like for people living all over the world in unique countries, families or circumstances. Montessori…
Montessori Football
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Playing football Montessori style

"Tennis, football and the like do not have for their sole purpose the accurate moving of a ball but they challenge us to acquire a new skill – something lacking before – and this feeling of enhancing our abilities is the real source of delight…
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We’ve been learning about Healthy Eating...

One of the topics we’ve been exploring at St Andrew’s Montessori is ‘healthy eating’. The children have learnt about the human body – muscles, the heart and circulatory, digestive and respiratory systems – and how important it is…
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We’ve been learning about Great White Sharks...

No matter the topic of discussion at school, we always enjoy a hands-on approach that allows the children to truly immerse themselves in the magic of whatever we are learning about. And when it came to Great White Sharks, the children were abuzz…
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World Book Day at St Andrew’s Montessori

World Book Day is one of our favourite yearly celebrations at St Andrew’s Montessori. It’s the biggest event of its kind and is even designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries…
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Spring Fete at St Andrew’s Montessori

Thank you to all who attended our Spring Fete! The children had an absolute ball running around with their painted faces, spending their pocket money on canvas art, Faberge eggs, clay handprints and all of the other wonderful crafts they have…
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‘Going out’ Montessori style

A classroom is wonderful thing but Montessori learning is far more dynamic than just one space – all the time. Maria Montessori said this: “When the child goes out, it is the world itself that offers itself to him. Let us take the child…
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How important is handwriting in this age of technology?

Within the context of Montessori education there is often debate as to whether children should be taught print or cursive when first learning to write. It’s a conversation that sounds almost trivial in light of the fact that there is an…
Montessori calming glitter jar
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How a Calming Jar helps children become more self-aware

Calm is a beautiful thing. If you’ve ever walked into a Montessori classroom, you’ll notice how peaceful it is, with children learning, exploring and creating to their heart’s content. That’s not to say that these same children don’t…