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The Montessori Work Period

The Montessori Work Period

Montessori Basics: What is the Montessori work period? You may already know a bit about the Montessori work period, also known as the work cycle.  What exactly is it, and why is it so important? A Montessori work cycle is an uninterrupted block of time.... Read More
February is Black History Month!

February is Black History Month!

It’s never too early to begin teaching our children about black history.  One simple way for families to start is by reading books that are compelling, beautifully illustrated, and age-appropriate.  Today’s post will give you a range of options.... Read More
The Importance of the Kindergarten Year

The Importance of the Kindergarten Year

It’s that time of year again… Schools and parents alike are planning for next school year.  If your child has been in a Montessori class for a year or two, you may be thinking ahead to kindergarten.  Many public school systems offer kindergarten, and many... Read More
Cooking With Our Kids

Cooking With Our Kids

Children love to help out in the kitchen.  Though they may be prone to extra messes, letting them help has many benefits: Promote healthy eating habits – Children are likely to eat more fruits and vegetables if they help to make their food at home.... Read More
Spending Time Outdoors in the Winter

Spending Time Outdoors in the Winter

Norwegians have a long-standing tradition known as “friluftsliv”.  The word loosely translates to ‘open-air life’ and embodies the nation’s dedication to spending time in nature on a regular basis.  This is easy enough to do when the sun is shining and the... Read More
Embracing Diversity from a Young Age

Embracing Diversity from a Young Age

We all want our children to be be peaceful and accepting of others.  It is never too early to start teaching them to embrace diversity.  Too often, we falsely imagine that young children do not notice what makes them different from each other.  They do... Read More
Independence and the Montessori Child

Independence and the Montessori Child

“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” -Maria Montessori You may already know that Montessori educators value and encourage independence in even their youngest students.  Why is it so important?  We believe that nurturing this... Read More