Category: Reggio Emilia

  1. 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 »
  2. A Typical Montessori Toddler Day

    It is common for parents of 2-3-year-olds to perceive a Montessori school as a daycare facility. It is true that toddlers receive good care at Villa Montessori Leesburg and spend some quality time away from home in the company of friends and teachers. However, Montessori classrooms offer much more than daycare facilities. Now you may… Continue Reading »
  3. Technology in a Montessori Classroom

    Technology in education is a hot topic.  Not only does it provide students with easy-to-access information, accelerated learning, and fun opportunities to practice what they learn, but also gives students the opportunity to gain 21st century technical skills necessary for future occupations.  You may find technology in a Montessori classroom presented quite differently than what you will in… Continue Reading »
  4. Discipline the Montessori Way

    The article below was first published in Tomorrow’s Child online magazine and is a perfect explanation of how discipline is handled in a Montessori environment.  Villa Montessori Leesburg provides our students with an authentic Montessori experience that follows the teachings and observations of Dr. Maria Montessori, which are brilliantly described here.  Enjoy the article! Montessori Discipline: Developing Inner Discipline Through Freedom… Continue Reading »
  5. How is your curriculum and daily schedule structured?

    Montessori & Reggio are very free flowing curriculums in that the children’s day moves based on their interests. Outside of meal, recess and rest times, the day moves based on children’s selections of materials.  
  6. The Reggio Emilia Philosophy

    Reggio Emilia is a city in Italy that is world renowned for its early education philosophy. This unique approach to learning was created by psychologist Loris Malaguzzi after the end of World War II. It was believed that children needed a new way of learning after the war ended. This style of teaching is based… Continue Reading »