encouraging friends at school
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Encouraging friendship at school

School is about learning but perhaps first and foremost, it’s about relationship; practising how to be in community. Maria Montessori believed that every person has a responsibility to be part of something that not only serves individual…
preparing a montessori child for school
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Preparing children for Montessori school: top tips

It’s been a long, lovely summer and children are back to school this month. Perhaps you even have a new starter? Either way, there are some easy things you can do at home to help your little ones feel prepared and confident as they walk…
Montessori children love forest school
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Why Montessori children will love Forest School

“There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature; to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in nature.” – Maria Montessori, The Secret of Childhood Maria Montessori advocated for children…
learning montessori on a camping trip with kids
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Kids and camping – Practical Life activities

Are you planning a camping trip this summer? Montessori learning champions outdoor adventures and with the sun out, there is no better time to dust off the tents and stock up on marshmallows. Whilst camping is a wonderful escape from…
Child Motivation
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A Montessori approach to motivating your child

“Discipline is born when the child concentrates his attention on some object that attracts him and which provides him not only with a useful exercise but with a control of error. Thanks to these exercises … the child becomes calm, radiantly…
reducing child screen time
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Ten top tips for reducing screen time at home

We don’t know what Maria Montessori would have said about screen time (as there were no screens when she was around) but we do know that her educational model placed emphasis on children from 0-6 learning in a hands-on way with a focus on…
ten nature-inspired Montessori activities
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Ten nature-inspired Montessori activities for spring

Spring is such a joyful time of year. As we notice buds and blossoms all around us, it’s hard not to think about the bigger picture—about preserving the beauty of our planet. There are so many big things that have gone on (and are still…
make your own mud kitchen
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Make your own mud kitchen

Maria Montessori advocated for children to have free access to the outdoors, with no separation between the indoor and outdoor classroom. This is something we can encourage at home. Nature, in and of itself, is an incredible teacher and…
routines for children are important
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Helping children into a routine

As families and communities, we are wading our way through masses of uncertainty at the minute, which can be quite stressful. What helps is having a regular routine or rhythm at home—this is good for us as parents but it’s especially important…
decluttering childs toys can help a lot with man things
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Top tips for decluttering your child’s room

The tinsel is tucked away, wrapping paper recycled and the new year is upon us—as are piles and piles of toys, which seem to have a knack of taking over before we’ve noticed. That said, it’s never too late to declutter and actually, just-after-Christmas…
child montessori art
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What to do with your child’s artwork

Children love to create and in a Montessori classroom, a work of art is about the process more than the end result – sometimes your child might come home with something that is precious to them and other times children might not feel any…
autumn leaves are fun
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10 things to do with leaves this autumn!

Each season in a year is enveloped in its own special magic, and for autumn; it’s the warmth of the colours – the red, gold and brown leaves drifting from the trees, swirling gently into sea-sized blankets that hide an abundance of treasure…