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A Montessori Nature Walk & Fun Fall Activities

A Montessori Nature Walk & Fun Fall Activities

  In the Montessori classroom and home, we love to embrace the changing seasons by taking the time to fully absorb the world around us – our community and nature. This week, we at Eden Prairie Montessori have put together a list of Fall activities not only geared towards the preschool stage of development, but… Continue Reading

Montessori From A-Z

Montessori From A-Z

It’s Montessori A-Z from all of us here at Eden Prairie Montessori. A is for Absorbent mind Maria Montessori observed how children learn language without anyone teaching them, which sparked her idea for the “absorbent mind”. Children under the age of three do not need to have lessons in order to learn. They simply absorb… Continue Reading

Montessori Teaching Tools for the Home

Montessori Teaching Tools for the Home

To kick off the school year, we here at Eden Prairie Montessori thought it would be fun and informative to put together a list of our favorite Montessori teaching tools for the home! This list will be useful for families new to our preschool and the Montessori method and for those who might not know… Continue Reading

DIY: Sensory Tubs

DIY: Sensory Tubs

Preschoolers use their senses to explore and learn about the world. To encourage these explorations, you can make a Sensory Tub with substances and materials for children to touch, smell, see, and hear. These activities are fantastic for little ones; As well as being great fun, giving children the opportunity to play with and explore… Continue Reading

Music in Montessori & Making Instruments

Music in Montessori & Making Instruments

Children naturally love music! Whether it’s soft and soothing or a lively tune, children feel it both physically and emotionally. From birth, parents instinctively use music to calm and soothe children, to express their love and joy, and to engage and interact. Parents can build on these natural instincts by learning how music can impact… Continue Reading

Calming Activities & Soothing Techniques for Preschoolers

Calming Activities & Soothing Techniques for Preschoolers

Learning to regulate our emotional responses, especially during times of stress, can be difficult. Most children have some natural ways of self-regulating, but may also need to learn appropriate ways to respond when experiencing anxiety. Calming strategies can help a child to work through strong emotions. It is our job as parents to find ways… Continue Reading

Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

       Looking for some quick and healthy summer snack options to keep your child well-fueled for their fun in the sun?           Summer is a great time to experiment with different fruits & veggies because there are so many in season! Here are some of our favorite recipes from… Continue Reading

Influential People Who Attended A Montessori

Influential People Who Attended A Montessori

Traditional classrooms are instructor-centric and involve a general curriculum taught to the entire group at once. For children, this environment is impersonal and often stifles learning, producing inferior developmental and educational outcomes. The Montessori method stands in direct contrast, promoting a child-focused, self-paced learning environment for well-rounded development. This list of influential individuals are known for… Continue Reading

Summertime Montessori Activities for Toddlers

Summertime Montessori Activities for Toddlers

“A child, than anyone else, is a spontaneous observer of nature.” ~ Maria Montessori   Summer break is almost upon us, and now is the time to start planning some fun activities for your kids. Take a look at our favorite summertime Montessori activities geared towards the toddler years!   Painting Seashells -Art- This is… Continue Reading

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