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As teachers we have all come across a student who just has a hard time learning numbers; so when I came across an article written by Lily Jones, the founder of CuriosityPack.com, a company which provides fun educational activities to help inspire a love of learning for kids, I was very curious to see what she had to say. She wrote that kids start working to understand mathematical ideas at a very young age, and gave the following examples for a better understanding....

At Montessori Schools everywhere the classrooms are filled with child size materials; Maria Montessori designed it this way so the children can do for themselves. Choosing the right shoes for your child is important to support the development of independence, so your child can also do for him or herself. Now-a-days we have so many varieties of shoes and we don’t always make the right choices for the child. Our choices are sometimes based on the style and the cutenes...

Most children with high self-esteem feel loved and competent in doing things on their own. They grow to become productive and happy adults. Listed below are a few things Parents can do to build their children’s self-esteem.

Allow your children to do things for themselves and let them work things out on their own. Sometimes we things for our children because we’re in a hurry and don’t have the patience, so it’s just easier and faster to do it for them. Doing this take...

According to Kids Matter, childhood sleep problems are more common than we realize. They have concluded that about 40% of primary age kids have sleep issues and is even higher in early childhood. As adults we know how we feel when we don’t get enough sleep or have a hard time falling asleep every night. At least we are able to verbalize how that makes us feel throughout the day however with children they aren’t able to, so we see it through their actions throughout...

According to The Dairy Council of California, good nutrition has been linked to academic performance. An absence of certain food groups can have a negative impact on grades as well as attendance. Statements like these are based on researchers who evaluated lifestyles of children. The children who ate more fruits, vegetables, protein and fiber with less calorie intake from fats did much better on literacy tests than children who ate foods high in salt and saturated f...

As Montessori teachers part of our training includes hours of observations, so naturally it is part of what we do in our classrooms on a daily basis. A few weeks ago my students were cleaning up and getting ready for circle time when I found Sally (not her real name) lying on the floor in the middle of the walk way. I took her by the hand and gently asked her to get up, retrieve her shoes, and join the circle. She didn’t move so I asked her again. Instead of getting...

What exactly is the meaning of mindfulness? While one can find many different explanations of it and the one I connect with best is as follows:

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing and not be overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

Everyone is capable of practicing mindfulness, adults and children alike. To some it comes naturally and to others it is a process that consists of focus...

With great joy we teachers have the opportunity to observe and discover in each student, not only their academic strengths and weaknesses but also, just as important, their characteristics as individuals. Sending your child to school is not just about getting them to where they should to be academically; it is also an emotional and social journey which makes a great impact on how they receive and process information in order to perform to the best of their abilities...

When you take your child to the pediatrician, you usually get about 15-20 minutes of the doctor’s time before he moves on to the next patient. To make sure you use those few minutes wisely it is important to write your questions down so you don’t forget anything while you’re in the office. It is also important that you ask those questions at the very beginning of the appointment or you will find that there isn’t enough time at the end for all your questions to be an...

In a Montessori classroom we encourage our students to make an attempt to solve their own problems. Allowing children to do this helps them to think on their own. The first step to helping them along when a conflict arises is to ask open ended questions e.g. how did it happen? How did it make you feel?  This allows them to use reasoning to solve the problem. Answering their question with a question and encouraging them to try resolving things on their own with a lit...

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