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…
learning about feeling with montessori children
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Using feelings dolls to help children understand emotion

In Montessori education, fostering social and emotional skills is important because it lays the foundation for a child's holistic development, promoting empathy, effective communication and self-regulation essential for both academic success…
valentines day for montessori children
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10 Montessori activities children can do on Valentines Day

Montessori activities focus on hands-on, experiential learning that encourages independence and creativity. Here are 10 Montessori-inspired activities that children can enjoy on Valentine's Day: Heart collage: Provide children with coloured…
montessori music interest
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Favourite Montessori instruments to inspire a love for music

In Montessori education, the emphasis on hands-on, child-centred learning aligns seamlessly with the benefits of music. Through self-directed exploration and exposure to various musical experiences, children in Montessori classrooms not only…
learning to give back to the community in montessori classrooms
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Ten ways that young children can give back to their communities

Teaching small children to give back to their communities is a wonderful way to instil values of empathy, compassion, and social responsibility from an early age. Here are ten age-appropriate ways for young children to make a positive…
learning empathy in montessori classrooms
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Teaching empathy in Montessori classrooms

There are many wonderful, important and essential skills that children learn in Montessori classrooms but one of the most fundamental is empathy. Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings of another. It’s something we learn, and plays…
starting school as a montessori child
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Ten top tips for starting Montessori school well

Starting school is a big deal! Exciting but also a bit scary. Children are unique and their transition into a new environment may vary. It’s important that they know it’s totally normal to feel nervous and that we’re there to support them…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…