Montessori vs STEM – What are the differences?

montessori vs stem

You’re researching schools and learning methods for your precious little one and you’ve come across two very interesting methodologies: Montessori and STEM. They both have some similarities, and at the same time are so different. As parents we want what’s best for our kids, and education is a top priority. So, when it comes to …

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How to organize toys the Montessori way

How to organize toys the Montessori way

Meta Title: The Montessori Way of Organizing Your Little One’s Toys Meta Description: The Montessori way works in the home, too. It is easier than you think. You can buy the perfect toys for your child and organize them to help him achieve his… Montessori education is not just about piling in information but about …

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The Best Montessori Shelves – A Complete Guide

a complete guide to the best montessori shelves

You have arrived. You married the perfect one, the one you dreamed of, you have that dream job, the home with the white picket fence, and a perfect little child, who you want to grow up to be president of the United States. OK, maybe not all that, but you do want the best for …

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What is open-ended play

What is open ended play_

Many of us may remember our childhood playtimes, when ordinary objects became the stuff of adventure and exploration with little or no prompting – just the workings of imagination. When a child is given opportunities to play without limitations or specific directions for how objects should be used or how activities must be carried out, …

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What is a Montessori Shelf

What is a Montessori Shelf and How do you use it

The Montessori method never goes out of style. It’s been around for over a century and parents just to love it, simply because it makes sense.  Let your children discover on their own, keep the materials natural, simple toys, more creativity and open-ended play – who can’t get behind that? With the simplicity of the …

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How often to rotate Montessori toys

How often to rotate toys_

One important aspect of Montessori-style play and learning is to limit the number of options a child has to choose from when selecting an activity. Since Montessori open-ended toys are designed to foster creativity, independence, and open-ended play, the limited number of choices benefits children because they are not overwhelmed or overstimulated.  As parents you …

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Toddler Balance Boards – A Complete Guide

Toddler Balance Boards A Complete Guide

Anyone who lives with toddlers knows that they are prone to accidents. Their gross motor and fine motor skills are still developing and this often leads to accidents around the house. At the same time, there are plenty of ways that parents can help their toddlers with the development of their motor skills. One option …

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Why are Montessori toys so expensive?

Why are Montessori toys so expensive_ (1)

Every parent wants to give their children a great start when it comes to the development of motor and problem solving skills, even in the earliest stages of infancy. Many experts advocate for simple, quality open ended play options for children that foster exploration, creativity, and ultimately independence.  With so many options out there, it …

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What Is a Montessori Toy?

What is a Montessori toy

As adults, we live in a world that can be so stimulating that it is overwhelming. Now, think about what this might be like for your child. Your child is still learning the basics of living in this world, so he might have a hard time comprehending what is happening in the world around him. …

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What are open ended toys?

What are open-ended toys_

Kids’ brains are like sponges, absorbing every bit of information around them and building new connections in their brain. Thirsty for information and affection, a toddler will find himself in dozens of power struggles every day. As parents, we are already too familiar with the daily tantrums these little humans have for what appears to …

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