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Land Art for Kids

Create art with your kids this summer while out on the beach, by the lake or on a hike. Here are some great ideas for art created with nature by land artist Richard Shilling: Richard Shilling is a land artist based in Northern England who encourages children to get outside to see and create art in nature. He recently published the first of a series of Land Art for Kids books in partnership with Julia […]

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Strategies for Successful Learning

Strategies for Successful Learning

According to Gregory Walton and colleagues at Stanford University academic tenacity is not about being smart, but learning smart. While this article just published in Scientific American does not mention the Montessori method, their conclusions about how to learn best are identical with the Montessori philosophy: Academically tenacious students: Feel as though they belong in school, academically and socially. See the relevance of education for achieving their personal future goals. Value effort. Seek challenging tasks that will help them learn […]

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Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain

Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain

Books on Montessori and Child Development: Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain by Sue Gerhardt Why Love Matters explains why love is essential to brain development in the early years of life, particularly to the development of our social and emotional brain systems, and presents the startling discoveries that provide the answers to how our emotional lives work. Sue Gerhardt considers how the earliest relationship shapes the baby’s nervous system, with lasting consequences, […]

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Don’t Just Stand There, Think!

Don't Just Stand There, Think!

A series of studies, has shown that children can solve math problems better if they are told to use their hands while thinking. Another study suggested that stage actors remember their lines better when they are moving. This article, published in the Boston Globe, examines the link between movement and cognition: When you read something confusing, or work a crossword puzzle, or try to remember where you put your keys, what do you do with […]

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How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success

How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success

We all know our children need exercise, but who knew that it can improve your math skills? It turns out, movement is actually makes you smarter, so why so many schools making kids sit down at desks for hours on end? This New York Times article examines the link between exercise and learning success: Children who are physically fit absorb and retain new information more effectively than children who are out of shape, a new […]

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Montessori Compass Video Tutorial

Montessori Compass Video Tutorial

If you missed our Parent Education Night on how to use Montessori Compass, here is a tutorial explaining how to stay informed about your child’s progress.

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