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Self Development

How To Teach Children To Put On a Coat by Themselves

November 16, 2014 Daily Montessori 2

Independence is something that is highly valued in the Montessori world. The following is to help children independently put on their own coat / jacket. Please demonstrate the following steps to your child and then let them repeat it after you: Lay the jacket on the floor with the collar or hood facing up (inverted) and [more…]

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Toilet Learning Vs. Toilet Training

July 5, 2014 Daily Montessori 58

Toilet learning differs from Toilet training. Child toilet training is something that is adult directed; toilet learning is when the child is involved in their own learning. Toilet training may involve a time pressure on your child which seems to be a quick fix but may have consequences. Toilet training involves an attitude of having [more…]

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Children Brain Development 0-6 Years

July 4, 2014 Guest Post 12

Brain Development No one can emphasize enough the importance of brain development in early childhood education. Today’s developing technology and research have allowed us to learn more about the brain, how it works and the critical periods for its development. We now know that through research conducted with rats’ brains that an enriched environment actually [more…]

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Children Separation Anxiety

July 4, 2014 Daily Montessori 10

Every parent has experienced the phenomenon of separation anxiety in children. It is a normal behaviour that is part of child’s development seen mostly in babies and toddlers. It can most often be seen in babies from 8 months to about 2 years old. It is often triggered with a new childcare situation, a new [more…]

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Montessori & Children Creativity

July 4, 2014 Daily Montessori 0

Children Creativity Creativity may seem important only for people who are involved in the artistic trade. Yet more and more in our society we see the real value of it. There have been links between creativity and problem solving abilities (Moyles, 1999) and increasing the ability to “think outside of the box”. If this is [more…]

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Weaning From Breastfeeding

July 4, 2014 Daily Montessori 0

Recommendations on breastfeeding from some of the leading organisations: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “The AAP recommends that babies be exclusively breastfed for about the first 6 months of life. This means your baby needs no additional foods (except Vitamin D) or fluids unless medically indicated. Babies should continue to breastfeed for a year [more…]

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How To Teach Young Children To Eat Independently

July 4, 2014 Daily Montessori 0

Learning how to eat by themselves is a purposeful and essential skill. Most often we do not allow young children to feed themselves with the premise that it will get too messy or that they cannot do it themselves. Montessori will say otherwise and the following are small tips to do at home to get [more…]