The Montessori science curriculum begins with Living and Nonliving, and children learn to categorize living things into plant and animal life.
Birthdays in the Montessori classroom are a time to emphasize a child’s growth since birth and her role in the greater universe. The celebration is a fun way to introduce the concepts of time, such as the year, the month, and the day, as well as the earth, the sun, and how the earth revolves around the sun.
It is common to hear that reading to your child is a good thing – it’s helpful in terms of intellectual stimulation, and it helps your child build a vocabulary. Of course, it’s also a special bonding moment with your child. But what kinds of books should you read? Is there a “special way” to read with your child?
Winter is upon us, and the new Spring semester has begun. It’s time for coats, sweaters, stockings, and boots – even for our little ones. It’s important that a child’s clothes be accessible as well as have a lose, comfortable fit (and of course, the outfit has to be cute!). The clothing should be easy to button, snap, or buckle without the aid of an adult.