How Does Montessori Prepare Children for School?

How Does Montessori Prepare Children for School?

How Does Montessori Prepare Children for School? Evidence shows us that a person’s life success, health and emotional wellbeing is deeply connected to their experiences and environment in early childhood. We know that if we get education right in...

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Montessori and Classroom Communities

Montessori and Classroom Communities

Montessori and Classroom Communities Maria Montessori was one of the first academics to link children’s emotional development to their ability to learn at an optimal rate. To support the development of social skills, emotional intelligence, and...

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Montessori: The Process of Normalisation

Montessori: The Process of Normalisation

The term normalisation is often met with confusion and concern from parents. However, the good news is normalisation is actually very positive in the context of Montessori education. Indeed, Maria Montessori believed so heavily in the benefits of...

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Fine Motor Skills and Montessori Education

Fine Motor Skills and Montessori Education

Fine motor skills, or dexterity, is something that we often think develops naturally in a child as they grow older. However, there is actually a close relationship between fine motor development and cognitive development. Indeed, extensive...

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FAQ: How is the Montessori Curriculum Flexible?

FAQ: How is the Montessori Curriculum Flexible?

The Montessori approach to early childhood education offers a broad vision of education as an “aid and a preparation for life.” It is designed to help children grow from birth to maturity, and succeeds because it is flexible, interest-based, and...

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Montessori and Mindfulness

Montessori and Mindfulness

If you’ve ever been in a Montessori Academy classroom around 9am, you might be surprised by what you see and hear. Young children aren’t usually known for being quiet or overly attentive for long periods of time. However, during the first few...

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Ten Reasons to Choose Montessori Early Education

Ten Reasons to Choose Montessori Early Education

The importance of early childhood education to children’s lives is beyond question. A good beginning to life is well recognised as the foundation for future development, health and wellbeing, not only in the early years, but also throughout life...

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The Mathematical Mind of the Child

The Mathematical Mind of the Child

By Dilki Sonali, Montessori Teacher at Barangaroo Montessori Academy The human mind is by nature mathematical. From birth we learn the meaning of phrases such as “how old are you?” and “we’re leaving in one hour.” The capabilities of the...

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FAQ: What Makes Montessori Different?

FAQ: What Makes Montessori Different?

Families that are new to Montessori education often ask: “What makes Montessori different from play based early learning services?” The goal of both Montessori and traditional preschools is the same: to provide learning experiences for the child...

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