Activities – Practical Life – Grace and Courtesy

It’s been a year since my eBook Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy was published. I’m happy today to share a free grace and courtesy printable created by a very sweet blogger, Carolyn Wilhelm from Wise Owl Factory. The free printable manners cards can

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Spielgaben. All opinions are honest and my own. Today, I’m happy to share some fun extensions for work with geometric solids, including mathematical reasoning, fine motor skills, and even manners. My Previous Spielgaben Posts:   Check out my

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My kids always loved to make special gifts for family members at Christmas. From the time they were preschoolers on, they wrapped the gifts they made, too. It made my life a bit easier and was a fun and special activity for my kids. Whether or not your kids

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This is an especially good time to focus on grace and courtesy if you have any family gatherings coming up. Even if you don’t have any family gatherings this week or don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in your country, it’s also a good time to focus on etiquette before the December

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Grace and courtesy exercises are always helpful at the start of the school year in Montessori classrooms and even in Montessori homeschools. Montessori practical life preliminary exercises, such as how to roll a mat, are also important for the child’s concentration, control of movement, and the smooth functioning of

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It’ll be Father’s Day on Sunday! Again this year, there are lots of great Father’s Day ideas available online! Today, I’ll share my previously published Father’s Day posts along with some new ideas for 2012. You’ll notice that a number of Montessori schools have Father’s Day breakfasts and activities

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Halloween is a fun holiday – and it’s a holiday that’s made even better with grace and courtesy. Halloween Walking on the Line You can use a Halloween theme with a classic Montessori activity for developing grace of movement – walking on the line. Here’s an Activity of the

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Meals are a natural part of many holiday gatherings, and it’s important to prepare your child for those meals. By using Montessori techniques, you can help your child have appropriate table manners for any situation. This will be a very condensed version of how to teach table manners. Even

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The holiday season is a natural time for getting together with relatives … but children aren’t always comfortable meeting and greeting relatives. You can help. By using Montessori techniques for teaching grace and courtesy, you can help your child learn and more comfortably use appropriate greetings. Here are some techniques

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The best time to teach your preschooler to say thank you for presents received over the holidays is beforehand. In Montessori education, grace and courtesy is an important part of the practical life lessons. And the aim is to give children demonstrations and practice with proper etiquette before an

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It’s easy to focus on the importance of helping your preschooler by answering your child’s questions or reading to your child. But one of the best ways to help your preschooler is too often overlooked. Take a tip from Montessori education and help your child learn how to do things

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