Montessori Techniques

Cultural is the last curriculum area in my Free Montessori Video Lessons Series. Here’s the rest of the series: Free Montessori Video Lessons Online Free Montessori Practical Life Videos Free Montessori Sensorial Videos Free Montessori Language Videos Free Montessori Math Materials I have another category of Montessori videos that

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Practical life activities are probably the most important activities in Montessori education because they help children develop qualities that will help in almost every area of life. Those qualities are order, concentration, coordination, and independence. I have a post with lots of practical life resources: Montessori Practical Life Activities.

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While the holiday season should be a time of joy and fun family activities, it’s also a time of year when it’s easy to feel totally overwhelmed. Finding your family’s rhythm and creating Montessori-inspired activity trays can help. With activity trays, you’re less likely to feel you need a

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In Montessori education, it’s important that children aren’t interrupted so they can complete their work cycle and develop the ability to concentrate for longer periods of time. It’s also important that Montessori teachers and homeschool teachers are allowed to present lessons and work with children individually without unnecessary interruptions.

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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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Most Christmas crafts – and other crafts throughout the year – can be turned into Montessori-oriented activities.  Your child will often want to repeat activities over and over when working to meet the needs of a sensitive period. By turning a craft into a Montessori activity, you will help your child meet his

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Should you introduce letters to your preschooler in their order in the alphabet? Surprisingly, no. There are actually better ways to introduce the letters of the alphabet. In Montessori education, letters are introduced by phonetic sounds rather than letter names. And they’re not introduced in their order within the alphabet.

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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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