Biting in Toddler Communities

Toddlers rapidly undergo a variety of normal developmental phases – physical and psychological. Typically, toddlers bite for a variety of reasons. Teething and slow emergence of language are the primary reasons why some toddlers bite often. Biting by toddlers does not reflect resentment towards others. Toddlers live in the moment and do not harbor feelings of ill-will towards their classmates or teachers. Their inability to express themselves in verbal language.

Primary Classroom Expectations

As children graduate from our toddler communities onto our primary classrooms at or around three years of age, we utilize comprehensive Montessori standards to progress each child from toddler to primary level. Please find below a brief summary of expectations we have established for each child to be able to transition from a toddler community to a primary classroom: Toilet Trained – The child is completely toilet trained. This includes.

Keeping it Real – Fantasy and Reality in the Preschool Years

Keeping It Real – Part I Fantasy and Reality in the Preschool Years In our increasingly competitive world, the key to professional success is said to lie in our ability to be creative. Even more importantly, we know that in the future our children will be faced with huge technological, social, and ecological challenges; providing them with an education that supports their creative problem-solving skills is therefore essential! We are.

Alternatives to: How was your day?

As a Montessori parent, figuring out what your child did all day can be particularly challenging. “How was your day” is a particularly useless question, as it asks for a judgment of the entire day in a word or two (good, bad, and interesting). “What did you do today?” won’t get you far either. Even if your child was happily engaged in work all morning, she may still say she.

The Montessori Approach to Toilet Training Your Child

A Montessori Approach to Toilet Training Children Sixteen Months to Three Years At LMS we will support your child’s toilet learning process when you have committed to the taking this journey with your child. The toilet learning journey starts when the child shows an interest in the toileting process around 16-18 months of age when the sensitive period for toilet learning begins. Bypassing this period and waiting until the child.

Fewer Toys is Better

NEW STUDY UNDERSCORES WHY FEWER TOYS IS THE BETTER OPTION When it comes to toys, in terms of development and creativity, less is more. Toys seem like an inevitable by-product of parenting. If your home teems with too many must-have fad items, toys, or gizmos that ever caught your child’s fancy, you’re not alone. Now there is good news for parents who fear their children’s play areas resemble a toy.

Protecting Children from Poisons

Ten Little Reminders

I’m not perfect. I am a loving, well-meaning, very caring, sometimes forgetful, often-busy parent. This, I think, puts me in the same boat with a whole lot of other people. Sometimes it helps to have a little reminder of all those good-parenting practices we really know deep down, but can sometimes forget in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. So here, inspired by Maria Montessori’s great wisdom, is.

10 Montessori Home Parenting Tips for Children Under Three

The following ten tips explain how to holistically raise your child the Montessori way at home. 1. Respect your child in every aspect of their life Understanding and respecting the needs of a young child – especially a toddler is very effective in thwarting meltdowns and temper tantrums. Sometimes, they may simply wake up on the wrong side of the bed – give them extra hugs! If they are confined.

Tools for Play at Home

Separation Anxiety at Drop Off

Young children thrive on routine and consistency. Slight changes in routine which seem normal or inconsequential for adultscan cause anxiety in young children,which may lead to trouble separating during a “normal” morning drop off. Separation anxiety is a normal part of a young child’s development as s/he is learning about attachments and understanding that separation from parents is a normal part of attending school. Since young children live in the.

Alternatives to Punishment

Six-year old Bobby walks into the kitchen from playing soccer. Bobby’s dad, Tom, had asked Bobby to take off his muddy shoes before entering the house. Red Georgia mud dotted the new hallway and den carpet. When Tom sees the footprints, he is furious about the mess and that Bobby had disobeyed him. ”Bobby,” Tom says, his voice rising, “for disobeying me, you’ll not be able to watch TV for.

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