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Article Archive for Parents & Families

Find a wide selection of articles to inspire and support you in your time with children as well as expand your understanding of Montessori education. Most articles are written by Montessori teachers on our staff.

Parenting Hints

I Want Them To Be Happy How to make happiness happen.

Talking with Young Children about the Death of a Pet Respond to children’s feelings and needs.

For Parents Who Worry (Isn’t That All of Us?) Children learn without our pushing.

Realistic and Relaxed Parenting With a little preparation, you can feel secure.

Fall Has Arrived! Establishing relaxed routines for the new season.

Good Manners at Home Teaching children social skills for life.

Praise and Punishment Re-thinking some popular parenting strategies.

Off to School Starting school on the right foot

It's OK to Stay Home & Just Play Children need free time.

Choosing Books to Read to Your Young Child Reading for ages 1 through 6.

Managing Daily Transitions Routines in a typical day.

Cultivating Peace at Home Ideas from the Montessori classroom.

I Did It All By Myself Encouraging your child's independence.

Choosing a Pet for Children to Keep at Home Caring for pets whether wild, catch and release, or permanent.

Observing Your Child Ideas from Montessori Education Week.

Let Me Help! Republished from 1978 NAMTA Montessori Talks to Parents.

Inspired Parenting Montessori Style Good tips compiled from AM.I

Back to School Resources Ideas from Montessori organizations.

Ideas for Classroom Giving What parents can give to the classroom.

How Children Learn

Getting Ready to Leave How to help your child become independent.

A Free and Easy Summer Parents and children benefit from free time.

Real vs. Imaginary Play for Young Children Reality comes before creative imagination.

Back to Basic Blocks Endless possibilities for fun and learning.

Let Them Help Surprising benefits when children help with household tasks.

What Do Children Really Need? Providing your children with the essentials.

Music Matters Music and learning go hand in hand.

Everyday Math at Home Math lives at home with us.

Must Toys Be “Educational”? Children learn by simply playing.

Making Sense of the World Infants and young children learn through their senses.

Movement Enhances Learning Children learn by moving.

The Three-Period Lesson Montessori's classic teaching tool.

Cursive Handwriting in the 21st Century Will cursive handwriting survive?

How Children Learn to Write Developing the skills to hold a pencil and write.

Language Learning at Home Communicating with your child from birth through age 6.

Children and Money: Good Habits Begin Early Teaching children about money.

Music Education at Home Republished from How To Raise an Amazing Child.

Practical Life

Celebrating Earth Day Enjoying and protecting our natural resources.

Let Your Children Help in the Kitchen Children can prepare and serve food.

Practical Life: It's Amazing Even the youngest can help at home.

Children Love to Sew, Weave, and Knit Learning fun and practical skills.

Children at the Workbench Using woodworking tools.

Guess Who Will Be Helping with Spring Cleaning? Organizing toys and cleaning at home.

Baking with Children Easy and more advanced pastry projects.

Pack a Child's Lunch Montessori Style Making a healthy lunch with your child.

Indoor Activities

Toys and the Boxes They Come In Children love the boxes and the wrappings, too.

The Youngest Artist Creating art with just a few materials.

Winter Nights At Home Family games and activities.

Giving Thanks and Making Gifts Ideas for celebrating the holidays.

Creating Art at Home Materials and activities to encourage artistic creativity.

Turn Evening Ho Hum into Family Fun Republished from Family Fun.

Outdoor Activities

Gardening With Children Many benefits from even the smallest project.

"Go Outside and Play" Enjoying the outdoors every day.

Family Vacationing Made Easier Traveling with children.

An Old-Fashioned Summer Outside water activities.

Hiking with Children Adapting the outdoor adventures to your child's needs.

Backyard Camping, Montessori Style Camping close to home.

Grow a Tree Now to Plant Next Year Growing a seedling to plant later.

Puddle-Stomping: Not Just for Summer Any More Cold weather activities.

Stargazing with Children Beginning astronomy.

Daddy, What Does a Forest Look Like? Bringing children and nature together.

Create a Travel Kit with Montessori in Mind Planning for trips with children.

Summer Fun in Your Own Backyard from 101 Places you Gotta See Before Age 12.

Montessori Philosophy

40 Years of Montessori Services An interview with founder Jane Campbell.

Maria Montessori: A Little History A brief biography.

Multi-Age Grouping: Observation + Imitation = Learning Benefits of mixed ages in classroom.

Please. Thank you. You're Welcome, Excuse me. May I Join You? Montessori grace and courtesy lessons at home.

Montessori Vocabulary Made Clear From "Understanding Montessori" by Maren Schmidt.

Cosmic Education: The Heart of the Montessori Elementary Classroom Study of the ongoing creation of the universe.

Creativity: Essential to Learning Creativity in Montessori class.

Glass in the Classroom and Home Learning to be careful with fragile objects.

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