Material Spotlight: The Sandpaper Globe

Material Spotlight: The Sandpaper Globe

What is the Sandpaper Globe? The Sandpaper Globe, also known as the land and water globe, is an introductory geography material from the Sensorial Curriculum. This material introduces the child to the concept of the globe as a representation of...

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What is freedom within limits?

What is freedom within limits?

Freedom within limits in Montessori Education Freedom within limits is a core Montessori concept. For parents that are new to Montessori, this concept may seem contradictory. After all, aren’t limits and rules the opposite of freedom? Some...

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Earlwood Child Care Centre Construction Update

Earlwood Child Care Centre Construction Update

Montessori Academy’s Earlwood child care centre is just three weeks away from completion of construction. Due to minor project delays, the campus is on track to open in March 2017. The exact date of opening will be determined by the...

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Montessori Academy Celebrates Australia Day

Montessori Academy Celebrates Australia Day

Toddler Class Learning Experience To celebrate Australia Day, the teachers at our Strathfield campus prepared a special group time activity for our students. In the toddler classroom, Miss Erny and the team created a beautiful display of...

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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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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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