Category: Parenting

  1. Understanding Self-Regulation From A Montessori Perspective

    Parenting is a journey filled with milestones, challenges, and the continuous quest to nurture children into confident, independent, and responsible individuals who can navigate life with confidence and resilience. The Montessori approach places a strong emphasis on self-regulation as a key component in a child’s holistic development. In this blog, we’ll explore what self-regulation means… Continue Reading »
  2. When Toys Take Over: The Trouble with Too Many Toys

    As parents, we want the best for our children and strive to make their childhood as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. This often translates into a surplus of toys as we are driven by the belief that a variety of toys will keep our children happy, occupied, and entertained. The toy industry is quick to… Continue Reading »
  3. Fostering Grace and Courtesy in the Montessori Classroom

    As parents, we all want the best for our children. We want them to excel academically, but we also strive to raise them as kind, considerate, and well-mannered individuals. Montessori education has long been admired for its unique approach to nurturing children’s character, especially through the principles of “Grace and Courtesy.” In this blog, we… Continue Reading »
  4. Potty Training the Montessori Way

    Does potty training scare you to death? You are not alone! The thought of trying to get your busy toddler to sit still for any length of time let alone on a toilet to complete his “business” can be daunting and stressful at the very least! It’s probably a good bet that “potty training my toddler” is one… Continue Reading »
  5. Creating a Montessori Home

    Dr. Maria Montessori developed the Montessori Method after many years of scientific study of how young children learn best. One of her many remarkable discoveries was what she called “the Absorbent Mind” – a period between birth and age 6 that she observed was very sensitive.  What does that mean exactly? The child, during this… Continue Reading »
  6. Top 5 Differences Between Montessori and Traditional Education

    Providing a strong base for lifelong learning is essential to a child’s future success.  Studies show that children are more successful in school and beyond when given a strong foundation in the earliest years of their lives.  The Montessori philosophy centers around helping children develop cognitive, social, and physical abilities to help build this foundation. Villa Montessori Leesburg… Continue Reading »
  7. Cooking with Your Toddlers and Preschool-Aged Children

    Our lives today seem to be a whirlwind as we get back to work and the kids get back to in-person learning.  Once again, we find ourselves consulting our calendars to check and double check where we are supposed to be and at what time we need to be there.  After spending so much time at home,… Continue Reading »
  8. Independence and the Montessori Child

    “The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” — Dr. Maria Montessori You may already know that Montessori educators value and encourage independence even at the youngest of ages.  Why do we believe that independence is so important?  It’s simple really – the development of independence leads… Continue Reading »