Health benefits in physical activity for children.
Physical activity has lots of health benefits for children. It: 1. Strengthens children’s bones, muscles, hearts and lungs. 2. Improves children’s coordination, balance, posture and flexibility. 3. Helps children stay at a healthy weight. Physical activity also boosts...read more
Science Experiment: Floating and bouncing eggs.
The floating egg experiment is a great way to introduce density to the kids. Bouncing Eggs Experiment. Place the egg in the glass and add vinegar to cover. Please leave it to soak overnight, and then look at the egg. You may need to leave the egg for three days or...read more
The xylophone: Musical activities can stimulate the brain.
The xylophone is a classic instrument that has been around for at least 1600 years, and despite being so old, it's still an excellent first instrument for a child to start with. Studies in neuroscience show that music can enhance brain function in children. Musical...read more
The beauty of arithmetic.
“We have to let children experience the beauty of arithmetic… it is always something to discover and to perceive by the hand before being understood by the mind.” - Philip D. O’Brien, from the introduction to Psychoarithmetic by Maria...read more
The sight of real life in a natural forest.
"There is no description, no image in any book that can replace the sight of real trees and all the life around them in a natural forest. Something emanates from those trees which speak to the soul, something no book, no museum is capable of giving. There must be...read more
An essential factor in intellectual growth
"Movement, or physical activity, is thus an essential factor in intellectual growth, which depends upon the impressions received from outside. Through movement, we come in contact with external reality, and it is through these contacts, we eventually acquire even...read more
A work of adaptation to the environment
“The exercises of Practical Life are formative activities, a work of adaptation to the environment. Such adaptation to the environment and efficient functioning therein is the essence of proper education.”...read more
A series of motives for cultural activity
"The teacher's task is not to talk, but to prepare and arrange a series of motives for cultural activity in a special environment made for the child." Maria Montessori...read more
Dental check-up & teeth brushing practice
Dental check-up and teeth brushing practice. ...read more
Reading allows us to be transported from our world to another.
Reading allows us to be transported from our world to another. Between the pages of a book, we can become immersed in the lives of fictional characters and learn about a culture entirely different from our own. We can also learn new words and phrases, experience...read more
Practicing Independence and Freedom in the Montessori classroom.
An exciting piece of work, freely chosen, which can induce concentration rather than fatigue, adds to the child's energies and mental capacities and leads him to self-mastery. - Maria...read more
Supporting different culture in Montessori classroom
Culture is customs, beliefs and a way of life for a group of people. By introducing culture early, children are able to absorb the gist and beauty...read more
A picture is worth a thousand words.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Encouraging children to spend more time outdoors and away from technology aids their physical well-being and helps them improve their emotional and intellectual health, ... feeding the fish at the river....read more
Playing musical instruments in Montessori class
Playing musical instruments, like any skill, takes time to master. Children will enjoy the sense of achievement from learning through play as they can gradually repeat familiar tunes or patterns or maintain a steady...read more
The child must have the opportunity for movement.
“Just as we have to prepare a special environment for sport, like a tennis court, if we are to play tennis, the child must be given the means for the kind of exercise necessary for his life. The small child must have the opportunity for movement. ” - Maria...read more
Education today needs reform
“There is not just a need for happier schools, schools where the children are free to do as they like or schools where they use certain materials: education today needs reform. If education is to prepare man for the present and the immediate future, he will need a new...read more
The acquisition of language
“ With language acquisition, the child reaches a new level of independence. The child can now communicate his feelings and desires, and needs. It is a great step forward in the achievement of independence. - ”Maria Montessori...read more
The “Absorbent Mind”
“Our work is not to teach, but to help the absorbent mind in its development work. How marvellous it would be if by our help, if by an intelligent treatment of the child if by understanding the needs of his physical life and by feeding his intellect, we could prolong...read more
Sushi making with the kids
Boosting a variety of wholesome foods in our kid’s diet can be easy, especially if they taste great and are fun to make! Sushi is a fun meal to cook with the kids, even at school. ...read more
A series of exercises that have no external purpose.
If children are allowed to do what they see done in the environment, they will perform a series of exercises that have no external purpose but which are a preparation for the activity, which is to follow~Maria Montessori....read more