Tag Archive: montessori

  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. How Montessori Develops Leaders

    Dr. Maria Montessori, the creator of the Montessori Method, is renowned for her method of education.  While her visionary philosophy was based upon her observations of children over a 100 years ago, her approach is still applicable and relevant today. Montessori helps young children develop strong academic, emotional, and leadership skills by giving them opportunities for… Continue Reading »
  5. 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 »
  6. 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 »
  7. 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 »
  8. What does “Follow the Child” Mean?

    If you are a parent interested in enrolling your child in a Montessori school, you will frequently come across the phrase “follow the child” in your research, as it is a core tenet of the Montessori Method and the foundation of Dr. Montessori’s philosophy.     “Follow the child. They will show you what they… Continue Reading »
  9. Grace And Courtesy in A Montessori Classroom

    Walking into a Montessori school, you may notice that class sizes are larger than in traditional preschools, but noise levels are lower. At their worktables or on woven rugs, children may be seen working independently or with their peers. They may be moving around the classroom and even using their voices but are unlikely to… Continue Reading »