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Benefits of Early Reading

Benefits of Early Reading

Enjoying books and reading stories from a very early age is crucial in the development of children. It helps with their ability to understand words, use their imagination and develop their speech and imagination, as well as being something they...

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Knowing When To Intervene During an Activity

Knowing When To Intervene During an Activity

When a child is doing an activity, try to stay in the background, available, but without intervening when they are concentrated in order not to interrupt the cycle of their activity and prevent its full development. Make them feel that...

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Practical Life Activities

Practical Life Activities

The reason practical life activities are important is that they help your child develop order, concentration, coordination and independence. It's not "just" getting dressed, "just" juicing an orange or "just" cleaning the floor. The child is learning to follow a...

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Building Effective Communication

Building Effective Communication

Communication is a connection. It’s important to give and take. As a parent you acknowledge the communication by responding, either by copying, smiling or replying with words. There’s a place for light conversation in daily life but there are also...

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Montessori Education: Finding a Balance

Montessori Education: Finding a Balance

The Montessori approach is neither ‘permissive’ nor ‘authoritarian’. It is actually an approach where children have freedom and autonomy, but within clear and consistent limits. The challenge is to set clear and precise limits , to allow the child time...

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Montessori Placemat

Montessori Placemat

In Montessori, children are given as many real experiences as possible when it comes to eating - they are given the chance to eat at a real table, with real dishes, and the chance to feed themselves - even when...

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