Tag: Early learning

Tag: Early learning

Painting Activities Offer a Toddler Layers of Valuable Learning

“When children experience pleasure not only from an activity leading towards a special goal but also in carrying it out exactly in all its details, they open up a whole new area of education for themselves. In other words, preference should be given to an education of movement: practical activities are simply an external incentive

Simple Letter Learning Game, “I Spy with My Little Eye…”

“When the child pronounces the sounds of the consonants he experiences an obvious pleasure. This series of sounds so varied and so well known, which come to life in the presence of an enigmatic symbol like a letter of the alphabet, are a novelty for him. There is a mystery about it that arouses in

Introducing Music Skills to the Child Offers Benefits for Life

“We tend to think that the realm of music is the privileged area of some happy few. Experience has taught us, however, that if offered the right kind of education from a very early age onwards, anyone is capable of entering the realm of music. Not everyone has the talent to practise music at an

The Child’s Need for Order, Exactly as It Should Be

“Before a child reaches the age of three, the highest form of work and the most ennobling that engages him is that of arranging furniture and putting things in order, and it is also the one that calls for the greatest activity.” ~ Maria Montessori, The Discovery of the Child In their first six years

Taking in The Environment, One Step at a Time

“The child has a different relation to his environment from ours… the child absorbs it.  The things she sees are not just remembered; they form part of her soul.  She incarnates in herself all in the world about her that her eyes see and her ears hear.” — *Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind The Prepared

Prepared In The Kitchen for Practical Life

“But in our specially prepared environments we see them all at once fix themselves upon some task, and then their excited fantasies and their restless movements disappear altogether; a calm, serene child, attached to reality, begins to work out his elevation through work. Normalisation has been achieved.” ~ Maria Montessori, The Secret of Childhood Children love

Child’s Developmental Skills Stack Up in a Prepared Environment

Who would believe a simple stacking toy could provide so many benefits? This favorite and go-to toy of many of our young family and friends fully engages their senses during hands-on play. And once the exploration begins, it’s time to sit back and watch as their skills stack up! “Praise, help, or even a look,

The Child’s Love For Sea Life and Depths of Learning

“These lessons, exact and fascinating, given in an intimate way to each child separately, are the teacher’s offering to the depths of the child’s soul.” Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind Children are natural observers and imitators; they strive to do exactly as we do. After all, they are innately working toward independence. It’s the child’s active

Sweet and Sensorial Treasures Are Found Peeling a Clementine

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“The sensory education which prepares for the accurate perception of all the differential details in the qualities of things, is therefore the foundation of the observation of things and of phenomena which present themselves to our sense;” ~ Maria Montessori, The Advanced Montessori Method Simple as it may seem, peeling a clementine is a rewarding

When One Door Closes, SHOW The Child How to Open It

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“When one door closes, another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” Alexander Graham Bell, Montessori supporter and founder of the Montessori Educational Association in 1913 . Young children are naturally attracted to things that