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The Family Table: Sharing Meals and Stories

As we approach National Families Week in May, it’s an opportune time to reflect on the profound significance of shared family meals.

Fun Language Learning Activities For Children

In the spirit of Harmony Week, a time when we celebrate the rich tapestry of cultures that make up our world, it’s a brilliant opportunity to introduce our little ones to the diversity around them through language. 

Creative Recycling Projects for Preschoolers

As the leaves turn and Clean Up Australia Day beckons us to reflect on our environmental impact, it’s a golden opportunity for the youngest among us to learn about the importance of recycling. At Montessori Academy, we believe that every day is a chance to inspire our preschoolers with the wonders of caring for our planet through creative play and learning. 

What is Sensory Play and Why is it Important

In a world filled with screens and gadgets, it’s easy for children to become disconnected from the world’s natural wonders. Sensory play is a hands-on, immersive experience that helps children reconnect with their environment and discover the world through their senses

Why Language is Important in Learning Mathematics

The connection between language and mathematics runs deep, even if it’s not immediately apparent. While these subjects might seem worlds apart, language is the unsung hero in mastering math. Let’s delve into why language matters so much in learning mathematics and how they’re inseparable.

The Power of Concentration in Early Education & Beyond

In a fast-paced world filled with stimuli, the ability to concentrate is becoming increasingly invaluable. Concentration is crucial for academic achievements and pivotal in a child’s development and future success. Montessori Academy recognises the significance of engagement and emphasises its cultivation during the early childhood and school years. In this blog, we delve into the importance of fostering concentration from a young age and how the Montessori approach nurtures this essential skill to unlock childen’s full potential for a life-long learning.

What makes an effective leader in early childhood education

As an advocate for early childhood education, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the qualities that make an exceptional leader in this industry. Early childhood educators hold the key to shaping the foundation to a child’s development, and their leadership plays a vital role in ensuring every child receives the best possible start in life. Qualities of effective leadership that I’ve observed throughout my career include:

10 Ways to Show Your Child Respect

Respect is a fundamental part of any healthy parent-child relationship. When children feel respected, they are more likely to respect themselves and others and develop a positive sense of self-worth. Here are ten ways to show your child respect

Sun Safety and Water Safety: How to Keep Your Kids Safe While Having Fun in the Water

Many families are looking for ways to cool off and have fun in the water as the weather gets warmer. Water play can be an excellent way for kids to stay calm and have fun, whether at the beach, at the pool, or in your backyard.

How Does Early Education Support Children’s Development

Your children deserve quality education right from the formative years of their life. High-quality early childhood education gives young children the best possible start in their lives. It gives them ample opportunity to grow, learn and develop.

How To Help Children Learn About Sharing

Sharing is one of the essential life skills every child should learn. Learning to share not only helps them make new friends, but also helps them learn about fairness, compromises, and cooperation.

Ways to Connect with Other Parents at Preschool or Daycare

Connecting with other parents and carers can enhance your child’s daycare or school experience. Bonding with other parents, whether at a daycare or childcare centre, is a good way to help your child learn about the value of connecting with others to build relationships.