preschooler

Presidents’ Day is a perfect time to put together a few simple activities teaching about money and presidents for your preschooler. Activities involving money and presidents are great throughout Presidents’ Day week or anytime you want to study money and/or presidents.  The photo is a Montessori-inspired science experiment using pennies,

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If you’re interested in Montessori information for homeschooling your preschooler or would like ideas for using Montessori principles in another preschool setting, the Montessori 3-6 Homeschool Facebook page has something for you. For everyone, there’s a Montessori Homeschooling Tip of the Day, which has helpful links included. There’s also a

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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 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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A number of autumn activities are only appropriate before or on Halloween. Montessori teacher Andrea Coventry has ideas for two Montessori practical life activities using Indian corn that are fun and effective throughout the fall season. Scrubbing Indian Corn Practical life activities provide benefits far beyond the eye-hand coordination your preschooler

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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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Last week, I talked about preliminary and practical life activities as the most important activities for preschoolers at the beginning of the school year. Other activities which are important to emphasize early in the school year are sensorial activities. Montessori sensorial activities are those which refine the five senses

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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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