Material Spotlight: Binomial Cube

Material Spotlight: Binomial Cube

This first thing that draws the eye in a Montessori classroom is the materials. Neatly ordered from left to right, and organised into curriculum areas, Montessori materials are specifically designed for little minds and little hands! Introducing...

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Summer Mathematics Ice Cream Tray

Summer Mathematics Ice Cream Tray

Keeping with our Summer theme, we created a Summer mathematics tray with “ice cream” for our preschoolers! The direct aim of this activity is to practice counting; however, it also encourages the development of fine motor skills, cutting skills...

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DIY Montessori: Summer Sensory Bottles

DIY Montessori: Summer Sensory Bottles

Handmade sensory bottles are a favourite in our Montessori classrooms! They give children of all ages the opportunity to explore all sorts of interesting materials in a fun and engaging way. Sensory bottles are particularly popular with children...

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What is Normalisation?

What is Normalisation?

As a parent who is new to Montessori, you may be slightly alarmed when you first hear the term ‘normal’ or ‘normalisation’. In Montessori education, the term ‘normalisation’ doesn’t refer to your child being ‘typical’ or ‘average.’ Instead, the...

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What Makes an Activity Montessori?

What Makes an Activity Montessori?

What is it that makes an activity ‘Montessori’? The primary goal of the Montessori philosophy is: “Help me to do it myself.” This is why Montessori activities promote self-sufficiency, independence, critical thinking, and fine motor development...

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Dealing with Separation Anxiety

Dealing with Separation Anxiety

Beginning the Montessori preschool year is a time of excitement and uncertainty for many new children. It is common for students (and parents) to experience feelings of anxiety, which is perfectly normal. These feelings are often caused by a fear...

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Material Spotlight: The Pink Tower

Material Spotlight: The Pink Tower

Introducing the Pink Tower The Pink Tower is the iconic Montessori material. Often called the ‘symbol of Montessori’, it is a welcoming sign in any Montessori environment, and a favourite with educators globally. Part of the sensorial area, it is...

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