Montessori Book Recommendations: Learn More About a Montessori Education

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Becoming a parent represents one of the most rewarding and challenging events of a lifetime. Along with the joy of raising a child comes the responsibility of helping that child turn into a happy and responsible adult.  Education plays a vital role in shaping a productive path for our children. Today, many choices exist when […]

Show and Tell

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Show and Tell has numerous benefits for young children.  Early language experiences help to build effective communication and listening skills that are essential for a young child’s learning. It also encourages emotional development in a child as he or she shares their special interests, home lives, and joys and struggles with peers.  This socially rewarding […]

Well known Montessori attendees

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Larry Page and Sergey Brin Founders of Google. Both men attribute their Montessori schooling for learning to be self motivated and to ask questions that have allowed them to reach their success. Jeff Bezos Founder of amazon.com. Bezos Credits his Montessori beginnings with his approach tobusiness. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Former first lady (John F. Kennedy) […]

First Day of Preschool

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Welcome to International Montessori House of Children! The first day of school is an exciting milestone in your child’s life. Your child is embarking on a journey that will lead them on many roads of discovery and learning.  As wonderful as this new experience may be, it can also be quite stressful for the young […]

Grace and Courtesy in the Montessori Classroom

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“The first assistance we can give to the child is to serve as a model for self-control and order within our own lives.” – Dr. Maria Montessori You may have heard the term “Grace and Courtesy” in reference to Montessori classrooms. This is, in fact, something we work on every day in our classrooms, and […]

Sensitive Periods

Besides being the first person to discover the unconscious absorbent mind, Dr. Maria Montessori was also the first to discover the sensitive period.  During a child’s sensitive period they show a very keen interest and are ready to learn a particular trait or skill.  Children can be observed to repeat this activity over and over […]

1946 Maria Montessori Lecture on Behavior and Purpose

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This is such a profound fragment taken from Maria Montessori’s 1946 London lectures. I would love to share it with you today: “When we speak about the behaviour of men and animals, we refer to their purposeful movements. This behaviour is the centre of their practical life. It is not just the practical life in […]